Educating Empowering &
Elevating MSMEs in Nigeria and Africa 

Educating Empowering &
Elevating MSMEs in Nigeria and Africa 

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The MSME Digital Academy is a joint initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and Sapphital Learning Ltd. The SME Digital Academy was officially launched in 2020 by the Hon. Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum and the Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda to explore and maximize the opportunities presented through emerging technologies. 

The MSME Digital Academy is the first major Online Learning Platform with a growing collection of  Online Courses and Lessons for MSMEs in Nigeria and indeed across Africa. Small business owners, their employees, freelancers, and indeed anyone about to launch a new business can learn multiple skills on any device, at any time. It will cover diverse areas including technical skills, soft skills, business tricks, experiential knowledge, crafts, business information, success tips, and many more.

Each course comes with an authentic Certificate of Completion signed by the DG-SMEDAN which you can showcase to investors, Government agencies, Banks, or simply share on Linkedin directly. Welcome to the future, welcome to the SME Digital Academy. 

Our Strategic Goals​

Empower Millions of MSMEs to Grow​

With knowledge comes understanding and better business performance. By sharing skills, knowledge, and wisdom from experienced entrepreneurs, we empower businesses and their employees.

Create Jobs and Income ​

When businesses grow, they employ more people and the economy grows. We want more MSMEs to not just survive, but thrive and accelerate the growth of Africa. Also, this platform will create jobs for thousands along the Digital Learning Value Chain - Instructors, video producers, animators, designers, digital, artists, and more.

Support Government Interventions​

An economy thrives on successful MSMEs. From taxes, to pension, insurance and more, the Government revenue base will increase and interventions can be better managed. ​This organized platform makes it easier to reach more and more businesses directly. 

Build an Online MSME Community ​

As businesses learn, they also become part of the community of MSME owners who come together to exchange knowledge, ideas, information and the wisdom needed to develop the sector. Faster digitalization of the African continent. 

Teach and Earn​

Transferring knowledge and skills from generations to generations, from experts to upcoming. If you have some knowledge and wisdom to share, a business owner out there is waiting to learn. Become an instructor today.​

Accelerate Attainment of SDGs

Imagine a world with Zero Hunger, No Poverty, Quality Education, Equality and more. The SME Digital Academy will contribute to the attainment of SDGs No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 17. Knowledge and education transforms generations. 

Our Strategic Partners

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The SME Digital Academy is guided by the principles of Excellence, Value-Creation and Social Impact. We bring the finest instructors and share their wisdom with other business owners. We understand the importance of Value and Impact to communities and families and will strive for top-quality at all times. 


The modules and lessons are designed in a practical way, with real-world localized examples relevant to your business. We will be the preferred learning platform for Businesses in Africa. 


The strategies shared and knowledge gained can help you to immediately set up your business or scale up existing operations. We work with our instructors to cover diverse areas of learning.  


We work with fellow agencies of Government, International bodies, Private Companies and indeed instructors and businesses to build an ecosystem that will grow the SME Sector. 

Our Strategic Partners

Together, we are transforming the development of MSMEs in Nigeria. 
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Knowledge is Power

You don't need to shut down your business. Take lessons on Digital Skills and Customer Service right in your Shop and watch your business grow with lots of more customers that will buy online, and select fabrics online, place their orders and you make it and deliver to them. So much to learn. Sign up on the SME Digital Academy and become the best in your trade.  


The MSME Digital Academy is a joint initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and Sapphital Learning Ltd to educate, empower and elevate millions of MSMEs in Nigeria and across Africa.
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