PAN AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Pan African Institute RC creating opportunities

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PAN AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT

Pan African Institute

RC 1154329

….creating opportunities

www.panafricaninstitute.org

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

MANAGEMENT

DEVELOPMENT

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Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship &

Community Development

(Pan African Institute)

….creating opportunities VISION

Tactfully and pragmatically assist entrepreneurs, professionals and citizens across Africa in creating their own opportunities, best practices and resources for personal improvement, social growth and economic development.

MISSION

To promote advanced knowledge, training, practice, research and support in the fields of entrepreneurship, management and development across diverse spheres by stimulating creative ideas, techniques or opportunities for sustainable communities.

VALUE

Core Values: People, Ideas, Creativity, Innovation, Intuition, Enterprise

We value the complex uniqueness and the

incalculable power of each individual to change

the destiny of the collective.

ABOUT US

Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship and Community Development (Pan African Institute) is Africa’s leading professional organization for entrepreneurs, people who work in the public service, business enterprises, public and private sectors of the economy, community development, and local administrative system.

It is for those who desire to do socially positive work in the context of business and who subscribe to high moral standards. It is our belief that enterprise is not just about making money in spite of mountains of evidence to the contrary. Therefore, Pan African Institute is concerned with the creative possibility of individuals who want to give profitable value to their particular field of endeavour and improve community conditions.

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3 The Institute, a Company Limited by Guarantee is an independent membership based organization approved in Nigeria by the Federal Ministry of Education, incorporated by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) RC 1154329 and legally guaranteed by the Federal Ministry of Justice to professionalize entrepreneurial development, community development, management and innovative practices.

We are out to promote opportunities for its members in order to gain expertise to improve their social and economic conditions. As part of its mandates, Pan African Institute also aims to provide entrepreneurs and enterprise researchers in all disciplines with avenues for interaction, education, support and enhanced access to technology, resources, partners and services essential to the creation of successful enterprises. Since entrepreneurs are critical drivers of job creation and economic prosperity leading to community development, the organization shall help equip them with the creative ideas, skills and spirits needed to start and organize commercial enterprises in all sectors of the society and generate wealth for personal improvement, social innovation and economic growth.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this Institute include but not limited to:

1. Promote global best practices in entrepreneurship, management

and development studies.

2. Provide opportunities for our members to gain expertise in

improving their social and economic conditions through research, training and engagement of key actors in the field of entrepreneurship, management and development.

3. Promote career in trades, skill acquisition, income generation,

wealth creation, development education and technology among Africans.

4. Support the development of nationally recognized programmes

emphasizing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and prepare our members to succeed in today's entrepreneurial, information and knowledge economy.

5. Provide entrepreneurs and researchers in all disciplines with

avenues for interaction, education, support and enhanced access to the technology, markets, financial resources, partners and services essential to the creation of new enterprises.

6. Synergize with local industries and corporations in raising the

productivity of the informal sector as well as improving the skills of business owners to make them more effective, active and efficient.

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4 FOCUS

a. Organize Annual Conference and Seminars to build knowledge

and skills across the continent.

b. Establish well-equipped technical training centre that will

become the hub of best practices thereby providing facilities that will ensure opportunities for positive engagement and empowerment of vulnerable groups in the society.

c. Provide small capital for students, graduates and community

groups in supporting innovative and well-established social enterprise ideas.

d. Training and professionalizing entrepreneurship and community

development undertakings.

e. Promote entrepreneurial studies in schools and colleges in order

to make our students self-reliant and self-sufficient.

f. Raise the productivity of the informal sector in synergy with local

industries and corporations. JOINING THE INSTITUTE

The Institute hopes to draw its members from multi-sectors using unique points system to access what each applicant has to offer in their various fields, including what they have practically done with social impacts, and achievements over the years. There are six membership grades; a member’s grade depends on training, qualification, working experience and startup project.

LICENTIATE – 100 POINTS

Must garner at least 50 points gained from community service, work experience, course of study and examination approved by the Institute. Applicants must be holders of senior secondary certificate or have 1-2 years experience in doing their own personal business or willing to start new enterprise.

SENIOR LICENTIATE – 150 POINTS

Must garner at least 100 points gained from community service, work experience, course of study and examination approved by the Institute. Applicants must be holders of senior secondary certificate and undergraduates of recognized institutions or have 1-2 years experience in doing their own personal business or willing to start new enterprise.

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5 GRADUATE – 200 POINTS

Must garner at least 150 points gained from community service, work experience, course of study and examination approved by the Institute. An applicant must be a fresh graduate or has 1-2 years experience in doing his/her own personal business or ready to start up new enterprise.

ASSOCIATE – 350 POINTS

Must include at least 250 points gained from community service, work experience, course of study and examination approved by the Institute. Applicants must have 2-5 years work experience in chosen field with minimum qualification of NCE, OND, HND, BSc/BA, do own business or be willing to start up new enterprise.

SENIOR ASSOCIATE – 500 POINTS

Must include at least 400 points gained from community service, work experience, course of study and examination approved by the Institute. Applicants must have 6-10 years work experience in chosen field with minimum qualification of HND, BSc/BA, do personal business or willing to start up new enterprise.

FULL MEMBER – 700 POINTS

Must include at least 600 points gained from community service, work experience, course of study and examination approved by the Institute. Applicants must have 12 years work experience in chosen field with minimum qualification of M.Sc., MBA, etc and must be willing to start up new enterprise or own one.

FELLOW

Outstanding professionals who exceed the requirements for Member by a substantial margin, and who have spent a considerable part of their working life in positions of substantial responsibility, may be considered by the governing council for promotion to the Institute’s most senior grade. Such individuals must be ready to render moral/financial support to the Institute.

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Organizations that intend to join the Institute will benefit from our partnership scheme. Agreements will be signed with leading institutions and public companies to provide important services on favourable terms.

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6 Small companies interested in added prestige that associating with Pan African Institute can bring to them are also encouraged to join. Among other benefits, they shall be allowed to use the Institute’s logo on their business stationery while they will also enjoin the benefit of promoting their businesses through our websites and publications. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Our unique membership benefits among others are:

1. Opportunity to be part of our certified training corps

2. Opportunity to become a licensed Partner

3. Opportunity to network with enterprising and talented

professionals in all areas of business, industry and the public sector.

4. Discount on all available resources and certification courses.

5. Services not available to the general public may be accessed via

the secure page of the Institute website.

6. Members who are available for consulting can publicize their

services free of charge.

7. Opportunity to receive first-hand career advice.

8. Opportunity to be awarded certificate for your community

development service (CDS). This opportunity is for present Corp Members and those that have served the nation and the community they posted them to during their National Youth Service. The Institute is interested in community development and will rewards all efforts that facilitate this. As part of the professional membership certificate received, the Institute will also award certificate for your present or past initiative during your service year.

The Institute is pleased to provide confirmation of the grades of its members and letter of recommendation in response to bona-fide enquiries from clients, employers, schools and members of the public. OUR CERTIFIED COURSES

Apart from the Institute determination to reward training, qualifications and working experiences, we are ready to bridge the knowledge-gap by providing multifunctional and multi-adoptability in the following areas:

 Professional Certification in Corporate Entrepreneurship

 Professional Certification in Knowledge Entrepreneurship

 Professional Certification in Community Development

 Professional Certification in Small Business Administration

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 Professional Certification in Business Development

 Professional Certification in Internet Technology

SHORT COURSES

Also available are short courses with duration between one week and six weeks:

CONTINUING EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT

The Institute recognizes that members need to continually update and expand their skills if they are to keep abreast of the needs of the job market. We are in partnership with leading higher institutions both local and international that offer courses suited to the special needs of our members. We, in conjunction with other institutions or professionals also offer courses which will be scored on the Institute points system, and can contribute towards the totals required for membership or upgrading.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

There are several ways to obtain your membership forms, use the one convenient and suitable for you:

i. Go to the back side of this brochure and complete the

application form.

ii. Pick up membership application forms at the Institution

corporate office or at any of our coordinating offices nearest to you.

iii. Download directly from the Institute official website

iv. Complete an online application at the Institute official website.

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES

In its desire to develop the capacity of all members, the Institute will research into various entrepreneurial, management and community development areas to bring in-depth knowledge and information to members in order to improve their economic importance. With available data, resources, information, opportunities and experience at our disposal, Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship & Community Development will give its members more than enough resources to build their enterprise in all fields.

The Institute promises to offer significant and reliable research, consultation, training and career advice tailored to each member’s area of focus in order to ginger the entrepreneurial spirit leading to sustainable development. The world is ever changing, the Institute will

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8 assist its member to attain their best and equip them to bring out their organizational, entrepreneurial, managerial and technical skills. CONTACT

The Registrar

Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship and Community Development

Suite S205 Haramani Plaza

Behind Berger Mainyard, Shettima Munguno Street Utako District, Abuja, Nigeria

Tel: 08038633212, 08091230481 Email: icedafrican@gmail.com

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