SUCCESS FACTORS

 

Reliable partners

Godfrey Okoye University, a private Nigerian University is the local partner.

Experience

The Godfrey Okoye University already successfully developed one campus in the center of Enugu with more than 6.000 tenants.

Secured construction site

Construction is already in progress: the first students will move in at the end of 2019.

Adjusted building techniques

With rammed earth as preferred building technique the economic value added will stay within the region.

Profit-driven project

The ESME project is set up as a profit generating business model. The base for this is its self-sustaining and independent infrastructure.

Secured fresh water supply

Ground water was discovered at a depth of 180m on the property of the park.

Know-how transfer

Transfering know-how and standardized process structures from European companies to Africa.

First committed partner companies

Several partner companies have already committed to expand their production to Enugu and employ up to 150 people. The phase 1 goal is therefore already fulfilled.

Government support

The project has been approved by President Buhari and is supported by the local Governor.

Sustainability & Vision

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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Education

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

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

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