OXFAM – EDC SME Development Programme for Nigerian Entrepreneurs 2017


The OXFAM-EDC SME development programme in Nigeria is aimed at supporting  SMEs with a social or environmental impact strategy to grow their company, create more employment opportunities for youth, and increase their impact.


To be taken at (country): Nigeria

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

About the Award: Do you manage an SME and are you ready for GROWTH? Do you want to get tailor-made support to boost your business and tackle your challenges? Do you want to diversify your market, increase your competitiveness, improve the value chain of your sector, and create opportunities to manage your business in a more sustainable and responsible manner?

Apply for the Oxfam-EDC SME Development Program and get your business diagnosed by experts to identify improvement opportunities for desired business growth!

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: We are looking for companies that have a clear social and/or environmental impact strategy. This includes for example creating jobs for youth, using sustainable resource management solutions, developing renewable energy solutions, sustainable sourcing from local suppliers (e.g. farmers), or selling relevant products/services to low-income Nigerian households.

Any sector is welcome to join, especially agribusiness (the entire value chain), light manufacturing, producers of women’s consumer products, renewable energy and recycling.

The following criteria apply to be eligible to participate:

  • Age bracket of the entrepreneur/manager: 25 to 45 years
  • Annual turnover: N40million and above
  • Number of employees: between 10 and 250
  • The company should exist at least 2 years

Selection Criteria: The key selection criteria are your social or environmental impact vision and the potential of your business to create jobs

Number of Awardees: Not specified

To apply, click HERE

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Oxfam

Application Deadline: 21st April, 2017

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