At GLEEHD, we strongly believe that the economic development of Africa lies in its own hands. And this can only be achieved if entrepreneurship and agriculture is harnessed. Through the Economic, Entreprise and Trade Development (EETD) platform, we foster investment and partnerships between governments and businesses both locally and internationally.
Apart from strengthening young Africans to create new business ventures as a way of salvaging Africa from lingering poverty, through EETD, GLEEHD helps in searching for funds for existing entrepreneurs.
Trade Delegations: Getting a level playing ground for international partnership on trade and investment has always been a challenge for African business concerns. It, therefore, becomes imperative to foster a mutually benefiting partnership that will aid business growth in Africa. In view of this, we organize international exchange and business delegation programs that aims at providing capacity building, training and business mixers for African and foreign entrepreneurs for international business and economic development.
Investment Forum and business roundtable: We support and organize investment forums and business roundtables where vision, activities and processes for investment in sustainable development are discussed. We also organize monthly diplomatic engagements events with diplomatic organizations such as embassies and high commissions. This provides a platform for interaction and discussions between entrepreneurs/investors and diplomatic trade and economic departments on collaborative international business partnership.
Capacity Building for Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs): We support value creation in SMEs through capacity building. Our work in development circles have also thought us that results improve when capacity building is linked to SME access to markets and finance. We are also helping subsistence farmers grow into commercial farmers. We also regularly organize various Entrepreneurial training for Entrepenuers, SME owners and Student.
Vocational Skills Training: We acknowledge the fact that skills are essential for poverty reduction, economic recovery and sustainable development. That is why we are working on the development of vocational skills, in a bid to foster entrepreneurship and self-reliance as strong tools to reduce unemployment in Africa, end poverty and ensure Sustainable Livelihood and Social Justice.
Developing Nigeria’s Creative Economy: With the Nigerian entertainment industry garnering international recognition, undeniably, the creative industry has come to stay and possess the capacity to create jobs and wealth for young people. GLEEHD has been advocating for more support from the government. We are working with partners in hosting series of events to brings together stakeholders in the industry and the government to fashion out ways to bring about development in Nigeria’s creative industry. In Nigeria, in partnership with other organisations, we are building capacities of Creative sector professionals and exposing them to international opportunities
Here are some of our achievements in Economic, Entrepreneurship and Trade Development: