Project ESME is a public-private initiative in Enugu to facilitate the investment climate in Nigeria and create jobs and training opportunities for youth.

This first of its kind initiative includes the European Business Park - to provide security and quality infrastructure to European and Nigerian companies, the Centre for Practical Skills - to upscale and certify Nigerian workers based on European standards, and the Start-Up Centre – to support local entrepreneurship.

All three will be located on the second campus of Godfrey Okoye University in Enugu, one of our main partners.

Sustainability & Vision

Development objective

Providing sustainable livelihoods for the Nigerian youth through education and employment opportunities, while keeping the value added in the country and hence preventing irregular migration.

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Business Park


Creating an eco-friendly self-sustaining park with access to water, electricity and sanitation for companies, students and residents to support economic and social development.

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University & Practical Skills Centre

Training the youth in market-oriented skills together with the local university and European SMEs to meet the needs of the market for a skilled and certified labour force.

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Start-Up Centre

Entrepreneurship & SME Support

Partnering with the existing Umuchinemere Procredit Micro Finance Bank Ltd (UPMFB) to support further business development.

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