Event Reports

This section covers reports of events that PDF II has organised or supported. Each title is followed by a brief excerpt of several words; you can click on the Read more button to read a longer excerpt and download a copy of the report.

Event Report on Resolving the Apapa Gridlock

May 08, 2019 | posted in Event Reports
Apapa gridlock is an existential problem for the country. The poor quality of port access roads, complex port procedures, and ineffective truck call-up system in the Apapa area, among other factors, continue to lead to delays and inefficiencies, with huge costs to the economy. In addition, its impact on the community is unbearable and [..]Read more...

Franchise Conference Report

January 08, 2019 | posted in Event Reports
Franchising is increasingly becoming a trusted business model for growth, expansion and improved service delivery across the world. This business model has been embraced both in developed and many fast developing countries including Nigeria. In the last four years, Nigeria has witnessed growth of the industry with the penetration of several franchising brands. Despite this [..]Read more...

Nigeria Diaspora Study

January 08, 2019 | posted in Event Reports
Nigeria’s diaspora, estimated at up to 15 million people worldwide, plays a crucial role in driving growth and progress in the country. As Nigeria emerges from recession, civic and business leaders are looking to leverage the diaspora in order to mobilise development resources. Recognising the importance of diaspora engagement, the Government of Nigeria has [..]Read more...

Event Report on Market Access (040 TRD ED4)

January 08, 2019 | posted in Event Reports
Micro, Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are significantly represented among businesses involved in formal and informal cross border trade and non-oil export, yet to date, they have been absent in trade debates (WTO, 2016). MSMEs account for majority of firms in most countries and for majority of jobs, yet most MSMEs (amongst which [..]Read more...

Non-oil Exporter Dialogue on Access to Finance (ED 2)

August 09, 2018 | posted in Event Reports
Micro, Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are significantly represented among businesses involved in formal and informal cross border trade and non-oil export, yet to date, they have been absent in trade debates (WTO, 2016). MSMEs account for majority of firms in most countries and for majority of jobs, yet most MSMEs (amongst which [..]Read more...
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PDF II's Trade workstream in conversation with CRC Credit Bureau Limited tackled the issue of 'Access to Finance' from a credit exposure perspective. Please read and practice! ... See MoreSee Less

#NonOilChat is back again! So you think "What has my creditworthiness got to do with accessing finance?". Well, come and hear from the experts CRC Credit Bureau Limited tomorrow, 7th June 2019 from 12pm on Twitter. Use the hashtag #NonOilChat to interact with @NonOilExportrNG. ... See MoreSee Less

DAY TWO:
INTERACTIVE SESSION - BUILDING AND PROMOTING YOUR BRAND by Titi Ojo - Exporter Voices Lead, Trade Policy Workstream, PDF II... in her speech @ the ongoing 1ST REGIONAL NON - OIL EXPORTERS DIALOGUE - SOUTH EAST BY DFID PDF II HOLDING @ ADDREX HOTEL & SUITES, ALONG OPOBO ROAD, OGBOR HILL, ABA.

THURSDAY 23RD MAY 2019.

Ugwuegbu McAnthony Osy
PRO, NACCIMA YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS - ABIA STATE.
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Great to see NwaAba at the Non-Oil Exporters Dialogue held last week.The 1st Regional Non-Oil Exporters Dialogue (South-East) concluded yesterday at Addrex Hotel and Suites, Aba. The theme was: "Improving Trade Competitiveness and Business Environment in the South East". It was organized by PDF II (Policy Development Facility Phase II) in collaboration with Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ACCIMA) and powered by UKaid. Aba BUSINESS Pages (www.nwaba.ng) was there! It was awesome! ... See MoreSee Less