LAGOS – NIGERIA – JUNE 15, 2017 – FATE Foundation, the leading not-for-profit organization promoting business and entrepreneurial development in Nigeria, today announced that Governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency Mr. Nasir El Rufai is the Special Guest Speaker at its 3rd Policy Dialogue Series on Entrepreneurship holding at Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

The focus of this year’s edition of the FATE Policy Dialogue Series on Entrepreneurship is: Scaling Entrepreneurship: How State-Led Efforts Can Unlock Youth Potential, and a presentation of the full report on the Mapping of the Nigerian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem alongside the list of Key Nigerian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Players.

Other eminent Panel of Speakers include: Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr.JumokeOduwole, Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Lagos State, Hon. BabatundeDurosinmi-Etti, Director, Skills, Education and Enterprise, British Council, Adetomi Soyinka,and Regional Coordinator, Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Entrepreneurs, Bernard Takyi. The policy dialogue would be moderated by Partner and Lagos Office Director, Dalberg Global Development Advisors, Nneka Eze.

The FATE Foundation Policy Dialogue Series on Entrepreneurship is an annual programme that brings together key private and public sector stakeholders within the Nigerian entrepreneurship ecosystem space to discuss our annual research findings and deliberate on key policy improvement areas to scale entrepreneurship and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria.

To date, FATE has hosted two successful policy dialogue programmes that discussed the findings of its research reports on the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises space in Nigeria and the Nigerian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.

Speaking at the press conference in Lagos, Executive Director, FATE Foundation, Adenike Adeyemi, said, “While developing the research report last year, it was apparent to us that there was a need to focus on entrepreneurship growth and development at state or sub-national levels if we are to see the expected socio-economic impact on growth and development. It was also clear that youth entrepreneurs had enormous potential to positively impact and scale the micro, small and medium enterprise sector in Nigeria”. This thinking influenced the theme of discourse this year as well as the choice of speakers”.

FATE Foundation was founded in 2000 by co-founder and pioneer managing director, Guaranty Trust Bank, Fola Adeola, with a mission to foster wealth creation by promoting business and entrepreneurial development among Nigerians.


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