Economic Education and Entrepreneurship

As part of the support to MSMEs, SEDIN implements entrepreneurship caching and trainings to improve MSMEs’ skills for economic participation. Apart from improving MSME skills and competencies, SEDIN works to promote better opportunities for Start-Ups in the business eco-system.

SEDIN supports capacity development at the individual, organizational and societal level as well to create economic opportunities for returning migrants and the local population. This mandate is in cognizance of the general objective of the program which is focused on increasing sustained employment and income generation for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Strategies like the development of modular courses, development of student entrepreneurship activity hubs, financial education, etc. are explored to reach the desired goal.


ICSS (Inspire, Create, Start and Scale) are entrepreneurship modules developed to meet entrepreneurs at every stage of their development. These modules are projects implemented by GOPA for GIZ-SEDIN.

See more on GOPA’s work for SEDIN.

Student Activity Entrepreneurship Hub (SEA-Hub) is an initiative of the Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment – SEDIN, which is part of the Sustainable Economic Development Cluster (SEDEC) of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The SEA-Hub project is implemented in partnership with the states and federal ministry of education, youths and sports and the private sector.

SEA-Hubs have been introduced as extra-curricular entrepreneurship clubs, to provide practical entrepreneurship training to selected students and teachers in over 300 secondary schools in 66 local government areas in Nigeria. The SEA-Hubs prepare and build our young minds to understand the basics of running a successful business, foster opportunity recognition, innovation, risk-taking, critical thinking, and employment creation. The students are taught skills that help them run successful businesses, foster opportunity recognition, innovation, risk-taking and critical thinking.

SEA-Hub Publication


To foster better employment outcomes for young Nigerians through applied entrepreneurial knowledge & skills among secondary school students.


  • Ministries of Education (Federal and State)
  • Ministry of Youths and Sport Development
  • Business Development Committee Network (BDCN)
  • Local NGOs
  • Schools
  • Staff Advisers (teachers)
  • Students (beneficiaries)
  • Parents

SEA-Hub in Nigeria

  • Piloted in Niger State in 2016
  • Over 30,000 students reached
  • 60% female beneficiaries
  • Presence in 66 LGAs
  • 342 Secondary Schools with active SEA-Hub clubs
  • Piloted at Federal level with 18 Federal Unity Colleges across the 6 geo-political zones (National upscale planned)
  • Present in 11 states and the FCT (Niger, Ogun, Plateau, Edo, Lagos, Yobe, Kaduna, Delta, Imo, Osun, and Oyo)

To support entrepreneurship education, financial literacy and economic education in general, SEDIN through subject matter experts, researchers, think-thanks, educators, editors, consulting firms, development partners and other relevant bodies designs and publishes contents relevant for the growth on MSMEs.

The materials are tailored for specific target groups (women, IDPS, market people, migrants, SMEs, etc.). The developed materials are further created into graphics, audio-visual, e-learning, gamification and other versions- as required.


  • GOPA
  • LEAD Resources