Jenny Everett

NextThought Monday: The FOUND Middle, Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we share with you the next video in our continuing series, which features Nneka Okekearu, Centre Manager for the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at the Pan African University in Nigeria. EDC focuses on the business development and provision of support services to small and growing businesses in Nigeria.

EDC also partners with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative (see a NextBillion report on this project here) to provide support for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria. In this interview, Nneka discusses some of the specific challenges that women business owners face there.

This video is part of our “FOUND Middle” series, which focuses on some of the many businesses and intermediaries that make up the “missing middle.” A growing number of organizations are working together through the ANDE network to find and support these businesses – which in turn create jobs, wealth, and goods and services for local communities. Over the coming months we’ll continue to share stories with you of what we’ve “found” in the missing middle.

Nneka Okekearu – Enterprise Development Centre, Pan African University from ANDE on Vimeo.

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