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 In Collaboration with The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, (GIZ)  to Take Financial Inclusion Courses across 100,000 Businesses across Nigeria.
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Financial Inclusion: Empowering Nigeria’s Financial Literacy Sector through the use of digital learning.

The National Financial Inclusion Strategy (FIS) of Nigeria aims to establish a clear roadmap for considerably increasing future access to and use of financial services. As a result, we've teamed up with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to deliver financial inclusion courses to 100,000 businesses across Nigeria, ensuring that they have access to financial services that match their needs and are affordable.

As a reultal of this digital education, more jobs will be generated, resulting in more income for houses and families, and many more areas will enjoy an economic boom as a result of our efforts to educate, empower, and uplift our MSMEs on financial literacy.

Welcome to the GIZ Portal on the SME Digital Academy!
Professor Umar Garba Danbatta
Executive Vice Chairman
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Godwin Emefiele

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda
Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)

Ina Hommers

Country Director Nigeria & ECOWAS bei GIZ
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How to Register

To get started Learning on the SME Digital Academy is simple and exciting in 2 easy steps:  

Step 1 - Register

Every Nigerian is free to be registered in Financial Inclusion Courses and you will receive an email. Simply click to create a new password and you will automatically be enrolled in the NCC Bundle of Courses.  

Step 2 - Start Learning

Simply click on any course and start Learning immediately on any device, at any time and from any location. Very Simple. Each course has its own Certificate of Completion endorsed by CBN and GIZ. 

Your Courses

NCC is sponsoring the following courses for you. Each Course comes with a Certificate of Completion available upon completion. 
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Your Courses

All Courses have been sponsored by NCC. Simply click register and you will gain access to the courses. 
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Your Certificate of Completion 

Each course comes with a Certificate of Completion in Your Name / Business Name signed and approved by the CBN and GIZ. There is no limit to how many courses and certificates you can have and it is available as Digital Copy which you can also Print out at any time and add to your Business Documents when applying to local and international institutions for Jobs or Funding.     
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Maryam has a small business. She learns on the SME Digital Academy and she was among those celebrated during the Official Certificate Ceremony by the DG-SMEDAN. Watch her story.  

Digital Economy: Powering Nigerian MSMEs through Online Learning

NCC partners SMEDAN for MSME Training
The SME Digital Academy is the Online Learning Platform with a wide array of online courses for MSMEs in Nigeria and Africa to prepare for the future. The platform was launched in November 2020 to connect instructors and Subject Matter Experts with MSMEs and build an ecosystem where MSMEs can find the resources and knowledge they need to succeed. 

The SME Digital Academy also has a Mobile App, so you can Learn on-the-go, on any device, at any time, from any location. 

Sign in today and be part of the growing Digital Economy in Nigeria. 

About the Strategic Partners

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About the Nigerian Communications 
Commission (NCC)

GIZ's main commissioning party is Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Other commissioners include European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries. In its projects, GIZ works with partners in national governments, actors from the private sector, civil society, and research institutions.We work to shape a future worth living around the world. This is GIZ’s vision and long-term goal. GIZ provides tailor-made, cost-efficient, and effective services for sustainable development. 
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About the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Consequently, the CBN is charged with the responsibility of administering the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA), 2020, with the sole aim of ensuring high standards of banking practice and financial stability through its surveillance activities, as well as the promotion of an efficient payment system. In addition to its core functions, CBN has over the years performed some major developmental functions, focused on all the key sectors of the Nigerian economy (financial, agricultural and industrial sectors). 
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About the Sapphital

Sapphital is the Education Alternative for individuals, teachers, employees, organizations, and business owners. The world is facing a Learning Crisis and there are local and international organizations and Governments doing the best they can. 
e are making it easier for International Organizations to implement their educational programmes here in Nigeria. All parties must come together, around the same table.
Covid-19 left a lot of people behind when it comes to education and learning and this is a setback for the United Nations' 2030 Agenda with its motto - 'Leave no one Behind'. The effects of the pandemic is still taking its toll and we all must act.
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About the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)

Similarly, SMEDAN has been referred to as the Agency that will catapult Nigeria's Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. With over 41mm MSMEs, launching the SME Digital Academy and other Digital initiatives in recent times is testimony to the drive of SMEDAN to use ICT and Digital Technologies to power the MSME Sector of Nigeria. The Agency prides itself as a One Stop Shop for stimulating, monitoring and coordinating the development of the MSMEs sub-sector in Nigeria and Africa.
The SME Digital Academy is developed and managed by Sapphital Learning Ltd, the Digital Learning Company powering Online Academies in Nigeria and Africa. Our projects include the  Nigerian Export Academy (NEXA), the SME Digital Academy, the Progressive Women Academy, the Lorewa Academy and more.  

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