About Livewire

The purpose of LiveWIRE Nigeria is to provide opportunities for young people to realise their potential through the creation and development of their own businesses. Such businesses contribute towards a buoyant economy, populating the communities with more fulfilled young people.

Essentially, the programme provides:

  • Entrepreneurship training – Intensive training using LiveWIRE modules;
  • Support to youths to discover and develop business ideas through 'Bright Ideas Workshop';
  • Business planning and management guidelines and skill through the Become A Successful Owner Manager Course (BSOM);
  • Business development services: e.g. supporting beneficiaries to formalize their businesses;
  • Business start-up grant capital to enable business set-up;
  • Business mentorship programme - links beneficiaries to mentors on relevant line of business. Mentors can be drawn from oil, gas, banking, social and voluntary sectors;
  • Opportunity for youths to pitch their business ideas to possible investors;
  • Opportunity for linkage to finance from financial institutions e.g. Grofin Aspire Small Loan Fund;
  • Opportunity to participate in global award programmes e.g. Let's Go Trade; Shell Top Ten Innovators, etc.,
  • Opportunity to participate in national award programmes e.g. Young Business Leaders Award;

In 2017, Anpez was commissioned as the consultant to manage the 2017 Livewire training programme. In course of the Livewire programme we interfaced with well over 800 youths and trained a total of 200.