Facebook Partners nHub, Colab and others to help train the next generations of Entrepreneurs in Africa
Yesterday, November 22nd 2017, Facebook announced Nigeria Initiatives to further drive innovation, skills development and economic impact across Nigeria. The company plans to achieve this through various partnerships, training programmes and an innovation hub — NG_HUB — that will serve as a center for learning and skill development.
According to Facebook, the initiative is aimed to help develop and nurture communities in Nigeria, including small businesses, the tech and startup ecosystem, youths and creatives.
Facebook’s training programmes
Facebook plans to train and support 50,000 students, SMEs and entrepreneurs across Nigeria through a series of digital skills trainings.
These trainings, which will be facilitated by local training partners are designed to provide skills that lead to employment and to support the growth of small businesses.
Facebook is partnering with CCHub to launch NG_HUB in Lagos which will bring together the Nigerian tech community including developers and startups to enable them to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas.
Northern Nigeria’s first and the fastest growing technology and innovation hub nHub Nigeria, Colab, Roar Nigeria and Ventures platform will be serving the communities closest to them. They will function as learning centers for local communities, providing multiple opportunities for training and access.
Speaking on the NG_HUB, Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa said:
“Nigeria is producing a new generation of exciting start-ups that have incredible potential. We understand the important role Facebook plays here in Nigeria with developers and start-ups and are invested in helping these communities build for the next billion. One of our key passions at Facebook is nurturing and helping to develop the tech and start-up community, and I’m excited to announce our partnership with the Nigerian tech hub ecosystem especially the NG_HUB space, here in Lagos.”
Facebook hopes to attract the best talent and drive innovation in the Nigerian tech ecosystem.
We at nHub Nigeria are excited about this opportunity to influence and impact more lives, we look forward to working with the social media giants and help develop the next generations of entrepreneurs through this amazing initiative.