Nigeria

Nigeria: Improving SPS compliance to boost export capacity
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Simon
Last name
Heisig
Email
sheisig@intracen.org
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Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p>The project aims to support the Nigerian government and private stakeholders of the cowpeas and sesame value chains to comply with SPS related export requirements of regional and international markets. The focus lies on improved practices to comply with Maximum Residue Levels of selected pesticides (cowpeas and sesame) and microbiological contamination with Salmonella (Sesame). It is funded by the WTO Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and plans to improve the regulatory and control system as well as farming and processing practices applied for the two value chains. External partners, such as the Minor Use Foundation (MUF) and an agricultural university shall be contributing to achieving the objective of the project as well. &nbsp;</p>

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External ID
C248
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Trade Centre of Expertise: UK Trade Partnerships Programme
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First name
Charles
Last name
Lor
Email
clor@intracen.org
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<p>The United Kingdom Trade Partnerships (UKTP) Programme aims to increase trade from developing countries to the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) by maximizing the benefits of UK and EU Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and the UK&apos;s Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS). The UKTP Programme works in partnership with government agencies, private sector organisations, public sector institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises and other local stakeholders.&nbsp;</p><p>The UKTP Programme is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth &amp; Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland under the UK&apos;s Trade Centre of Expertise. EPA and DCTS countries participating in the UKTP Programme will have access to high quality trade-related technical assistance through sector initiatives. Target beneficiaries will be export-ready SMEs that are committed to securing new trade opportunities with the UK. This project will aim to promote exports through facilitating access to markets, providing advisory services to SMEs to improve their products and business operations, and strengthening business support organizations.&nbsp;</p><p>This project builds upon the lessons learnt and achievements of the UKTP programme since 2019. Previous engagement with SMEs in multiple EPA countries has shown the benefit of selecting export-ready companies with compelling products for UK customers and consumers to participate and of preparing them specifically with UK market entry services to succeed in the UK market.&nbsp;</p><p>This project complements and works in synergy with UKTP in the Pacific. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p>

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External ID
C293
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ITC UKTP in-person workshop for women-led businesses in the shea beauty sector

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Lagos

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Training
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TP-TW4402
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Overview

<p>ITC UKTP in partnership with ITC SheTrades Accelerator Programme are delighted to share with you an exciting opportunity that is open to <strong>Nigerian women entrepreneurs in the shea beauty sector (finished products). &nbsp;</strong>Under the ITC UKTP programme we are calling for applications for a 2-day export readiness and digital photography workshop in Lagos, Nigeria. The workshop has <i>limited space and only successful applicants will be contacted.</i></p>

Nigeria: Inclusive Digital Entrepreneurship in the Agri-food Sector (IDEAS)
Contact
First name
Ikuru
Last name
Nogami
Email
inogami@intracen.org
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How to apply

Processed food producers in Imo State, Nigeria are invited to apply to a training programme on e-commerce.

By providing innovative, effective and fast-acting solutions tailored to the needs of diverse processed food manufacturers, the project aims to expand access to emerging business opportunities that e-commerce offers and to create a more conducive and supportive digital trade ecosystem that works for all.

Who are eligible for the training programme?

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People of all genders and ages are welcome to apply.

  • Be an officially registered business in Nigeria
  • Have production facilities in Imo State, Nigeria
  • Produce processed food that is ready for sale
  • Be willing to make a dedicated effort to participate in all sessions (seven training sessions, each lasting two hours, and two workshops) and to introduce changes to actual business operation based on learnings
  • Ensure participation of senior representatives from your company (the programme will accept no more than three participants per company).

What will the training programme offer?

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Participants will receive training on all aspects of e-commerce to start selling products online. Individual advisory support may be offered to a limited number of participants as a follow-up to the training.

Topics to be covered in the training programme include:

  • Understanding how e-commerce works
  • Identifying target markets and meeting their requirements
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Branding
  • Social media marketing
  • E-commerce marketplaces
  • Cybersecurity

When and where will the training programme take place?

In Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria from December 2023 to February 2024.

Details of training dates and venues will be communicated to selected participants.

How do I apply for the training programme?

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Please apply through the application form. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

Kindly note that no financial support will be provided for the programme's participants.

While we review the applications, all applicants are encouraged to start introductory self-learning: please register your profile on ecomConnect and go to tab Learn then Strive Community E-commerce Training.

Questions?

Please contact us at ideas [at] intracen.org (ideas[at]intracen[dot]org) for any questions regarding the training programme.

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<p>The project aims to promote the development of e-commerce in Nigeria, particularly for small businesses from disadvantaged communities, by enhancing their technical and managerial capacities, strengthening market linkages, and creating a conducive environment for their growth.</p>

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External ID
C286
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ECOWAS: Strengthening agri-food trade in the region through institutional coordination and business support
Contact
First name
Yared
Last name
Befecadu
Email
befecadu@intracen.org
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<p>The project aims to support the organizational capacity, technical skills, service portfolio and analytical tools of regional and national organisations to improve the understanding and management of agri-food related policies and services in the ECOWAS region by:</p><ul><li><a name="_Hlk117017537">Strengthening the ECOWAS Commission coordination process and instruments related to agri-food trade;&nbsp;</a></li><li>Designing sustainable and gender sensitive agri-food trade facilitation instruments;</li><li>Improving the service portfolio of businesses support organizations to better serve the needs of agri-food businesses involved in regional trade</li></ul>

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External ID
C232
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