LeapWorld Limited in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is spearheading an awareness campaign on youth entrepreneurship in celebration of this year’s World MSMEs Day on June 27.
The United Nations’ theme for this year’s World MSMEs Day is, ‘The Youth Dimension’. Activities scheduled to mark the day by LeapWorld Limited include a free capacity building workshop for youths and operators of micro, small and medium scale enterprises in the country that are willing to attend. In a statement made available to BusinessDay,Funke Susan Medun , director at LeapWorld Limited, said “This year, on 27 June, we will be celebrating for the second time the MSMEs Day.
Specially, we will be dedicating the day to the strong contribution of courageous young individuals who have distinguished themselves in building businesses that have positively affected livelihoods, living standards and the economy in general.”
“The youths are the unsung heroes of today– saving lives by creating jobs and giving purpose to generations to come and the need to support MSMEs towards their success. “As part of our commitment to the development and growth of MSMEs in the country, LeapWorld in celebration of the UN 2018 international MSMEs day, will further advocate for massive involvement of youths in entrepreneurship,” Medun said.
Various stakeholders in the country’s MSMEs space will be on ground to interact with youths and other MSMEs operators. Also, there will be a panel discussion to address constraints impeding youth involvement in entrepreneurship. Similarly, there will be a four-hour live video session to be streamed via Facebook to provide enterprise supported recommendations on how to overturn these challenges affecting MSMEs in Nigeria. Interested youths that want to attend can visit LeapWorld website for further details, the statement says