We are unashamed to state we have a strong bias for women in business and to this extent we have dedicated a program to helping them start-up and or remain in business profitably.
Our incubation HUB for women in business is located at 25b Libreville Street, off Aminu Kano way Wuse 2 Abuja.
It offers a one consultation per week and a maximum of four consultations per month for each registered members, this is excluding a monthly question and answer session for all registered members.
HIV/AIDS; SENTENCE TO DEATH OR JUST ANOTHER AILMENT?
In the spirit of leaving no one behind of the Sustainable development goals (SDG’S) of the United Nations we are cooking up a sweet smelling meal for persons living with and or affected by HIV/AIDS.
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between our organisation and NEPHWAN for the provision of entrepreneurship capacity building initiatives and access to micro-credit for establishment of small scale enterprises for its network of members across the country.
We are also working with the network to provide business management kits for its members already owning any form of business enterprise within the country, we will also be advocating for special package intervention programmes suiting the needs of the network members.
COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
MSME-ASI is working with partner organisations to address the rising incidences of violent extremism, our approach is structured around identifying hubs prone to violent extremist activities in and around six (6) states in Nigeria and working with community based organisations in the identified hubs to begin an engagement with unemployed youths and those identified as prone to violent extremism.
The engagements shall be with a view to take them first off the streets and then seeking income generating activities they can engage on.
We are presently taking nominations for Hubs prone to violent extremism in the following states
1. Borno State
2. Plateau state
3. Kano state
4. Imo state
5. Delta state
6. Lagos state
To nominate a community in any of these states, kindly send an email to email@example.com and we shall be in touch.
SUPPORTING WIDOWS AND ORPHAN/ VULNERABLE CHILDREN
In times as this when even the gainfully employed are finding it difficult to make ends meet, who bothers of what becomes of widows and OVC’s who long before now have hardly had it good.
We are working with a network of local organisations supporting widows and OVC’s to enable them live and led decent life’s. For more information on this kindly request further details from Celestine@msme-asi.org and firstname.lastname@example.org
STREET TRADING/ HAWKING IN THE FCT
We are soliciting presentations from members of the public on what they think should be done to address the street trading/ hawking issue in the FCT. We are also seeking data from anyone who knows a street trader or hawker within the FCT.
We are hoping to help organise Abuja street traders and help make them more formal while helping those ripe to move up from micro enterprises to small enterprises.
CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (NIGERIA BASED)
We are partnering with the centre to push for the establishment of the NATIONAL COUNCIL ON MSME by an act of parliament. The council when established wills serve as the apex regulatory body for all other agencies/banks providing access to finance and support services to MSMEs in Nigeria.
We are presently consulting with stakeholders such as commercial and microfinance banks, MSME membership based association and other relevant stakeholders to provide inputs into the draft bill before it is presented at the floor of the National Assembly.
ASSOCIATION OF NON-BANK MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS (NIGERIA BASED)
The association serves as the umbrella body for all non-bank microfinance institutions in Nigeria, and our partnership with the association is geared towards provision of capacity building programmes for select beneficiaries and also to provide risk management advisory services to the financial cooperatives.
We are also working with the association to deepen community microfinance institutions in Nigeria, the community microfinance institutions will help to drive the financial inclusion program of the Nigerian government.
Connected development is a civil society organisation tracking funds disbursement and usage by government agencies in the field of health, education and the environment. We are leveraging on their wealth of experience to adopt models that will help us effectively track funds meant for MSMEs in Nigeria.
We are presently working on a couple of joint advocacy projects with it and will jointly host a twitter event on March 5th 2015 to mark the open data/governance day celebrations.
HOLY HILL RELIEF
Holy Hill Relief is the NGO arm of HOLY HILL CHURCH Nigeria; we have a running partnership with the foundation through which we train rural women within the Federal Capital Territory on entrepreneurship and business management ethics.
We help the women manage the interest free loans advanced them by the church and ensure they promptly repay back as at when due so that other women can access the funds.
SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISANS INITIAITVE
SUDAI is the umbrella body for all artisans in Nigeria, representing the interest of individual association members who are artisans. Our partnership with the organisation is geared towards helping it access capacity building activities for their members, advocating for increased government support and patronage for their members and helping to reposition its members along the demands of the present day world.
We are currently carrying out a documentary to ascertain the actual spread of the organisation’s membership, its individual membership challenges and then commence a series of advocacy campaigns to get government pay greater attention to the challenges of artisans in Nigeria.
BUDGTIT is a social enterprise providing tools with which budgetary allocations are closely monitored in Nigeria, it seeks to track all budgetary allocations made out to all agencies of government in Nigeria.
We are working with the enterprise to track all allocations made out to agencies covering the MSME sub-sector and recently had a twit session on twitter using the hashtag #MSMEFACTS to discuss disbursements from the 220bn MSMEDF initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
YOUTHHUB AFRICA is a youth led organisation mobilising Nigeria and African youths to continuously demand for government’s policies and programmes that will help uplift the living standards of the youths.
We are presently undertaking a probe of all funding initiatives targeting MSMEs and youths in Nigeria with the organisation, particular emphasis is the YOUWIN programme of the last administration and the 220bn MSMEDF initiative.
YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA
We are a Nigerian partner to this network based in the United States of America, it is a network providing capacity building for youths and helping aggregate youths to actively participate in the development of their communities.
We conducted a global youth service day event here in Nigeria in March 2015 and received a GYSD community partner certificate in recognition for the event conducted here and slated for another GYSD community mobilisation event for April this year, 2016. My Certificate