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Applications are currently open for the Next Economy Core Life Skills Training Program. If you are a young Nigerian and would like to gain skills that will enable you to succeed in business, you should consider enrolling on this program.

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The Core Life Skills training program is part of the broader initiative of The Next Economy (TNE). TNE works with young people in Nigeria, Mali, and Somalia to harness their talents, strengthen their confidence, and prepare them to excel in the corporate world and entrepreneurship.

This training will equip participants with self-presentation skills, communication, teamwork, and self-reflection. Persons who take part in this training can learn more with TNE’s Employability Training or Entrepreneurship Training.

This edition will take place in Lagos and Abuja. It will also hold in Bamako (Mali), Hargeisa (Somaliland), and Mogadishu (Somalia).

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The Next Economy is the result of a collaboration involving the SOS Children’s Villages, Crosswire Works, and GoodUp, in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Persons who attend this program will benefit from it in the following ways:

  • Learn communication, teamwork, and self-presentation skills
  • Build their confidence

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  • Prepare them for life in a corporate setting or as an entrepreneur


Applicants must be Nigerians aged between 18 and 35 years and reside in the cities where the training will take place.

Applications remain open until October 10, 2022.

Click here to apply for The Next Economy Core Life Skills Training Program

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This article was first published on 29th September 2022


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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