Earlier this week Facebook announced a collaboration between it and CcHub Nigeria, a collaborative initiative dubbed NG_HUB set to accelerate, innovation, skills development and economic impact across Nigeria. Facebook will also be launching a series of learning-based programmes facilitated by local training partners to provide skills that lead to employment and to support the growth of small businesses. The goal is to train and support over 50,000 students, small businesses and creative entrepreneurs across the country through a series of scaled digital skills training, as well as long-term impact programmes.
Scheduled to open early next year, ‘NG_HUB from Facebook’ will be a multi-faceted creative space, which will connect and bring together developers, start-ups and the wider community to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas. The NG_HUB will also host a start-up incubator programme, training, guest speakers and a dedicated event space.
Facebook plans to train and support 50,000 students, SMEs and entrepreneurs across Nigeria through a series of digital skills training. These training, which will be facilitated by local training partners are designed to provide skills that lead to employment and to support the growth of small businesses.
Speaking on the NG_HUB, Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa said:
“Nigeria is producing a new generation of exciting start-ups that have incredible potential. We understand the important role Facebook plays here in Nigeria with developers and start-ups and are invested in helping these communities build for the next billion. One of our key passions at Facebook is nurturing and helping to develop the tech and start-up community, and I’m excited to announce our partnership with the Nigerian tech hub ecosystem especially the NG_HUB space, here in Lagos. “
Facebook hopes to attract the best talent and drive innovation in the Nigerian tech ecosystem.