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PIND-CSAAE’s Poultry Value Chain Project is designed to facilitate interventions that aim to strengthen the poultry sector in the Niger Delta, allowing it to work for all, including the poor people. The Nigerian poultry industry is one of the most important and viable subsectors in the Nigerian agricultural sector. It provides means of livelihood for millions of poor Nigerians and a source of high-value investments for profit-driven entrepreneurs.

CSAAE Enterprise Development Services (C-Enterprise) is a component of our Career Building and Entrepreneurship Program (CBEP). It is dedicated to helping young people grow profitable enterprises to sustain themselves and create opportunities for others to sustain themselves.


YIMI Business Linkage

Venue: Rockview Hotel Owerri

Date: 7th March 2020

 First Imo Women Business Linkage to connect small-scale Imo business women with large buyers and customers
 Talk on how to get up to N10m CBN Loans
 Fundraising to empower struggling Imo business women.
 Free HIV, Hepatitis, Diabetes and BP screening
 Awards to Imolites empowering poor Imo women
 Success stories by Imo mothers
 Instant sales of displayed goods to the public

UNIZIK Entrepreneurship Summit

Venue: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Date: 12th July 2019

– Career Building and Enterpreneurship Boot Camp
– Fireside Professional Networking Dinner
– Impact Fair
– Raffle Draw: Win Laptop, Samsung Tablet, Smartphone and much more.


Young Imo Mompreneurs Initiative (YIMI) Boot Camp

YIMI is the Imo State chapter of CSAAE’s Young Mompreneurs Initiative (YOMI). YOMI designs and implements innovative enterprise development interventions that allow young “bread-winner-moms” in rural areas initiate and grow business enterprises to sustain their families while creating opportunities that help others sustain themselves

Among other things, YIMI helps participants identify local entrepreneurship opportunities, evaluates the viability of existing businesses, provides business management trainings, prepares them for funding, links them to businessess, advises on investment opportunities, monitors their progress and provides technical support to ensure that success is achieved.

CSAAE- CAFO Business and Entrepreneurship Summit

Partnering with Catholic Family Outreach International (CAFO), CSAAE organized a one-day Business and Entrepreneurship Summit at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish Owerri, near mechanic village, Owerri-Aba road on June 30, 2018. The summit had over 300 participants in attendance. CSAAE Enterprise Development Service Providers were on ground to deliver trainings on Business and Entrepreneurship Opportunities by Mr. James Elekwachi; Funding and Investment Opportunities for Start-ups in Nigeria by Dr. Farouk Kurawa and Decent Work Opportunities and Landing your dream job by Mr. Alex Ugwuezuonu.

Beyond the foundation training, CSAAE Career and Business Development Service Providers provided extended mentoring services to interested participants to help initiate enterprises in areas of market demand


Entrepreneurship, Project Management and Funding.

Venue 1: University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

Date: June 2, 2018.
Project Type: Panel Discussion

  • Mr. Blessing Mene: Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities.
  • Dr. Farouk Kurawa: Funding Opportunities: Loans.
  • Mr. Chukwuemeka Onyebuchi: Project Management and Grant Writing: Grants.
  • Mr. Kayode Ishola: Success Story: The Launching of DigProm.

CSAAE-Vicez Youth Entrepreneurship Training.

Venue: St. Michaels Catholic Church Hall
Umueze 1, Ehime Mbano LGA, Imo State, Nigeria

Date: December 27th, 2017

Vicez Global Charities in partnership with CSAAE organized a one day career building and enterpreneurship summit at Mbano. There were trainings in business development, funding and project cycle, financial management and job placement opportunities.CSAAE Enterprise Development Service Providers provided mentoring and consulting services while Vicez Global Charities provided initial funding for approved plans. Summit and mentoring was free.

Starting Your Own Business: Knots and Bolts.

Venue: University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
Date: June 24, 2017.
Project Type: Presentations and Panel Discussions


  • Offor Ezeugwu: Entrepreneurship: Case Study of Whose Your Landlord.
  • Mr. James Elekwachi: Starting Your Own Business: Areas of Market Demand.
  • Dr. Farouk Kurawa: Funding Your Enterprise.


  • Mr. Augustine Oparah: Success Story: Heliculture.
  • Mr. Tanko Fwangshak: Success Story: Recycling.
  • Mr. Russell Ubazoro: Success Story: Oyster Farming

Entrepreneurship, Fund Raising and Investments

Venue 1: Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Venue 2: Venue 1: Federal College Education, Obudu, Cross River State.

Date: June 11-15, 2016
Project Type: Presentations.

  • Mr. James Elekwachi: Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Nigeria.
  • Dr. Farouk Kurawa: Funding Opportunities for New Enterprises in Nigeria.

Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities.

Venue: University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
Date: 20th June 2015.
Project Type: Presentations.

  • Dr. Farouk Kurawa: How to Save and Grow Decent Money.
  • Mr. James Elekwachi: Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities.

Becoming an Entrepreneur

Venue: Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Date: 6th December 2014
Project Type: Presentations.

  • Dr. Bongo Adi: How to Create, Manage, Save and Grow Decent Money.
  • Mr. James Elekwachi: How to Become an Entrepreneur.