The Innovation Support Network (ISN), Nigeria’s largest network of over 100 entrepreneurship, impact, innovation and technology hubs is collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to train 60,000 persons across Nigeria.
The Executive Director, Mentor-Box Foundation, Eunice Emmanuel-Agada said the organization will be implementing the Driving Access to Financial Inclusion for Micro Entrepreneurs (DAFIM) project an initiative of ISN in Kogi State.
Mrs. Emmanuel-Agada further noted that DAFIM is a two year programme that aims to support 2500 women, at-risk youth and persons with disabilities with business development training to be able to assess credit opportunities such as the Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).
She added that the DAFIM programme will be carried out across the three senatorial districts in collaboration with the Kogi State Enterprise Development Agency (KEDA) and other stakeholders in Kogi State.
The Executive Director further noted that participants will be provided with information on how to access the Nigerian Youth Investment Fund through awareness, offline alternatives to the online NYIF process, criteria fulfillment support, business training in local languages and subsequent guidance along the NYIF application process.