The Youths Capacity Building and Business Development Training welcomes applications from Nigerians between 18 to 40 years who are interested in starting up a business or expanding an already existing business. The maiden edition comprises three months of training in Delta State, Nigeria, and the online mentoring phase after graduation. The expected stages of the project are as follows.
The application phase will take place between January 1 to March 31, 2021. At the closure of the application window, applicants who meet the eligibility criteria would be contacted by the selection committee for interviews.
Shortlisted candidates would be invited to participate in the training to be hosted between April 1 and June 30, 2021. German and Nigerian-based experts will train the participants on four modules organized in the form of workshops.
- Workshop 1: Entrepreneurship education
- Workshop 2: ICT for business
- Workshop 3. Agriculture value chain development
- Workshop 4. Soft transferable skills and field trip
The graduation event will include an entrepreneurship workshop and networking opportunities for participating youths, diaspora groups, and local businesses.
The sustainability phase is the mentorship phase, which continues even after the project ends. Business activities of the participants will be monitored to ensure that they continue with their start-ups. The diaspora and Nigerian based mentors will continue mentoring through emails and video meetings to ensure business sustainability.