The UNIDO SPX Supplier Benchmarking Tool Training is one of the components of the SPX
(Subcontracting and Partnership Exchange) Programme, which is a technical cooperation program between SMEDAN and UNIDO that links domestic enterprises in developing countries to the supply chains of large domestic or international companies.
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN and the United Nations Development Programme UNDP are poised to address the challenges militating against the optimal performances of women owned enterprises in Nigeria.Towards this end, over eighty women drawn from cooperatives societies across the six geo- political zones underwent a one day entrepreneurship sensitization programme in Minna on Wednesday 25 June 2014. Declaring the programme open, the Director General of SMEDAN Alhaji Bature Umar Masari said the training is part of the federal government’s collaborative efforts
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) have resolved to drive the National Enterprises Development Programme NEDEP which they described as a catalyst for strengthening the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigerians. Both agencies and the Bank of Industry (BOI) are mandated to address the challenges facing Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs in Nigeria. To this end the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Dr. Mrs Juliet Chukkas Onaeko paid a working visit to the Director General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) Alhaji Bature Umar Masari in his office in Abuja 19 June 2014.