Productivity Centre collaborates Pan- African Association of Small and Medium Industries to advance SMEs





The Pan-African Association of Small and Medium Industries (PAOSMI), led by their Director General, Dr. Henry E. Emejuo, paid a courtesy visit to the Director-General of the National Productivity Centre, NPC , Dr. Nasir Olaitan Raji-Mustapha, today, the 5th of March, 2024, to discuss possible areas of partnership with the Centre.


PAOSMI is a continental association dedicated to the advocacy, empowerment and development of Small and Medium industries (SMIs) across Africa. With growing network of members in over 30 countries, they are committed to fostering regional collaboration and promoting the growth and competitiveness of African SMIs in the global marketplace.


The discussion focused on potential areas of collaboration between PAOSMI and the NPC, particularly in areas such as:


i. Capacity-building programs for SMEs

II. Information sharing and exchange

iii. Advocacy and policy development

iv. Leveraging technology and innovation


The DG NPC expressed optimism about the collaboration and said that the centre was willing to collaborate with them and to build synergy between the two organizations.

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