UPS Promotes Partnerships to Take SMEs Beyond Borders

Updated: Jul 28, 2020

The recently concluded UPS Webinar for MSME owners featured the following guest speakers:

· Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, Executive Director & CEO, Nigerian Export Promotion Center

· Mr. Kara Diallo, AGOA Specialist, USAID West Africa Trade & Investment Hub

As well as their UPS speakers: Mr. Ian Hood, Managing Director for West Africa, and Ms. Obiageli Anowi, Nigeria Brokerage Supervisor.

The purpose of the webinar was to create an awareness regarding the partnership of the NEPC, USAID, and the West Africa Trade & Investment Hub.

On these two webinars, participants learned:

- How the Nigerian government, through the NEPC, aims to support small and women-owned businesses in building resiliency

- How UPS is helping our customers to navigate the new realities of the pandemic, including the shift to e-commerce

- How the African Growth & Opportunity Act can be a tool for reaching new customers in the United States

- How to export your products from Nigeria and the key tools, documents, and considerations you need in order to be successful

If you wish to view the recordings of these webinars, you can do so by accessing these links:

· Webinar 1: COVID-19 Impact on Small Business in Nigeria

· Webinar 2: Reaching New Markets to Keep Business Growing

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