BARRY University-ADPED YEP PROGRAM was funded with a grant fo $485,000 by the US State Department's Bureau of Cultural Education Affairs and a matching new enterprise take-off loan and grant of $250,000 by the Small & Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) to empower 20 young Nigerian entrepreneurs to start their own businesses.
Sixty outstanding entrepreneurs were selected from across Nigeria for entrepreneruship education and business pitch. Twenty young Nigerian entrepreneurs and two mentors participated ina fully funded a month-long exchange and entrepreneurship training at the Barry University School of Business Miami Shores.
We are also currently setting up digital innovation hubs in selected locations in West Africa. We plan to provide summer entrepreneurship camps in Homestead and Perrine in Miami Dade
The mission of the Africa-Diaspora Partnership for Empowerment Development (ADPED) is to promote self-reliant, community-led sustainable development in Africa and the Diaspora. ADPED develops strategic alliances and partnerships with individuals, civil society, local communities and their indigenous institutions, and the international development community, with the goal of enhancing each community's potential for self-reliant and sustainable development. ADPED's mission focuses primarily on the area of economic empowerment through micro-small and medium enterprise development, entrepreneurship education, and sustainable agriculture.