The e-learning portal of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in collaboration with the Federal University of Technology of Minna has awarded 800 certificates to participants of it’s SEDIN programme: a Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria.

The programme which has so far registered over 3,000 SMEs can be completed within 24 hours, after which certificates are awarded to the applicants.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) said the overall objectives of the programme is to improve the employment and income situation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

The statement said, “to achieve its overall objective, SEDIN is working with private and public institutions to improve the framework conditions, business enabling
environment and promote policies favouring MSMEs, employment, and local economic development.

“In addition, the programme is facilitating local economic development, strengthening selected value chains, fostering economic literacy and entrepreneurship
competencies for start-ups and existing businesses, and improving the employment situation of
returning and potential migrants”.

According to the press release, the target groups of SEDIN are the owners and employees of MSMEs and members of
other economically active low-income households.
One of the ways SEDIN is achieving this is by improving financial literacy through the SME sabi e-learning platform.

Furthermore, interested participants are enjoined to log onto or download the Moodle app in the playstore to access the programme.