ICECD trains SMEDAN in Enterprise Development

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Ahmedabad, Nov 15 (UNI) The International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (ICECD) today completed imparting training to Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME).

During the 15-day workshop on ''Training for fostering SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development in Nigeria'', the delegation went through an extremely interesting mix of learning experiences. They started with learning the conceptual framework of the ICECD model of developing Small and Medium and Micro Entrepreneurs and Enterprises, and went on to learn how to identify and select potential entrepreneurs.

ICECD director Hina Shah said MSME, the major component of the private sector, can be engines of economic growth, cornerstones for creativity and innovation, and seedbeds for entrepreneurship.

MSMEs constitute the largest economic and business entities and assume a major role in employment generation, which is the need of the day in the present global economic scenario.

''High level of competitiveness is attributable to a number of factors. These include appropriate business models and strategies, the ability to penetrate a market, and strong leadership. And this is exactly what we teach at ICECD,'' Ms Shah added.

The delegation was delighted to visit the enterprises of the micro, small and medium scale entrepreneurs developed by ICECD, as they got a first hand insight into the practical aspect of SME Development in India, said Fisher David Adeyinka, Assistant Chief Programme Officer of SMEDAN.

''A one-to-one interaction with ICECD trained entrepreneurs changed my perception of SME Development and I have been able to look at it a new light. I have gained a lot of knowledge on sustainable SME development, thanks to ICECD, and I am sure I shall be able to replicate the new techniques and methods in Nigeria,'' he added.

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