1. The PAOSMI Industrial Enterprise Development Institute (IEDI)

Equipping African Micro, Small, and medium industries (MSMIs) with advanced skill sets and entrepreneurial acumen is crucial for their success and the continent’s economic growth. PAOSMI in line with her mandate recognizes this need and offers expert consultancy services to equip MSMIs with the tools they need to thrive.

Here’s how PAOSMI ignites skills and unleashes entrepreneurial potential:

  1. Building the Foundation:
  • Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP): PAOSMI facilitates the establishment of dedicated centers offering comprehensive skill development and training, equipping individuals with the knowledge and practical skills to excel in industrial business.


  • Product/Trade-Specific Training: PAOSMI designs and delivers targeted training programs tailored to specific industries and trades, enhancing graduates’, post-graduates’, and unemployed youth’s employability and empowering them to become successful entrepreneurs.
  1. From Aspiration to Action:
  • Skill Development for Business Growth: PAOSMI’s IEDI programs equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge needed to launch and grow their businesses, while existing MSMIs can gain valuable insights to upgrade and optimize their operations.
  • Training of Trainers (TOT): PAOSMI empowers individuals to become skilled trainers in various technical trades, ensuring a sustainable pipeline of skilled professionals across sectors like mechanical, electrical, electronics, and many more.
  1. Empowering Every Step of the Way:
  • End-to-End IEDI Training: PAOSMI’s comprehensive IEDI programs cover crucial aspects like technology transfer, machine and equipment utilization, packaging, marketing, and export, providing MSMIs with a holistic approach to success.


The impact of PAOSMI’s skill development and IEDI initiatives is far-reaching:

  • Increased employability and job creation: Skilled individuals contribute to a vibrant workforce, boosting employment opportunities across the continent.
  • Enhanced business performance: MSMIs equipped with the right skills and knowledge experience improved productivity, profitability, and sustainability.
  • A thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem: PAOSMI fosters a culture of entrepreneurship, encouraging individuals to turn their ideas into successful businesses, driving economic growth and development.

Partnering with PAOSMI is an investment in the future of African MSMIs. By providing them with the skills and resources they need to succeed, PAOSMI empowers individuals, strengthens businesses, and paves the way for a brighter economic future for Africa.