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Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)

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To explore and maximize the opportunities presented through emerging technologies, the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), in partnership with Sapphital Learning Ltd, has developed the SME Digital Academy to Educate, Empower and Elevate millions of MSMEs in Nigeria and across Africa. 

On the SME Digital Academy, Small Business Owners, Freelancers, Startups founders and their employees will have access to learn a wide variety of courses, on-the-go, on any device, from any location, at their convenience, to greatly improve their businesses. 

All courses come with Certificates of Completion signed and endorsed by the DG-SMEDAN which become part of your Business documentation and Profile. 

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.

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Job and Income Creation 

Businesses that expand employ more people, which boosts the economy. More MSMEs must not only survive, but also thrive in order to boost Africa's progress. Additionally, thousands of employment will be created throughout the Digital Learning Value Chain, including instructors, video producers, animators, designers, digital artists, and others.

Teach and Earn​

Knowledge and abilities are passed down down the generations, from experts to newcomers. If you have any expertise or wisdom to impart, there is a company owner out there who is eager to learn. Become a teacher now. 

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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. 

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. 

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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. 

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.  ue base will increase and interventions can be better managed.​This organized platform makes it easier to reach more and more businesses directly. 

Graduation Ceremony of 1st Batch - Jan - Mar 2021

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SMEDAN's  Partners

Some Partners of SMEDAN that support SME Development in Nigeria and invited for the Graduation Ceremony. 

A critical factor for SME growth is Knowledge and Skills and that is what we are pushing  with this academy. Soon, a lot of benefits will be tied to the SME Digital Academy. 

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Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda

Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)

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Abubakar A. Bello

Managing Director / Chief Executive Nigeria Export- Import Bank

Makiko Okumura

Senior Director, The Resident Representative Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)