SMEDI offers its services to the public through 3 core departments namely: Business Training Coordination, Business Information Clearing House and Planning and Research. These departments are supported by the department of Administration and Finance.

1. Business Training and Coordination

This focuses on entrepreneurship and Business Management training and coordination services for start-up and existing businesses. It involves the following:

  • Conducting training programs to trainers of prospective entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Assessing training requirements of MSMEs in relation to current offerings by service providers.
  • Identifying potential service providers to close the gaps in MSMEs training and collaborate with them to offer required training program.
  • Accrediting training providers prior to qualifying for listing in the  MSMEs business network directory or being recommended as an official trainer. 

2. Business Information Management and Dissemination

This focuses on provision of business information to MSMEs and other stakeholders. It involves the following:

  • Operating a “One Stop Information Centre” for start-ups and established MSMEs.
  • Facilitating linkages between MSMEs and financial institutions.
  • Managing MSME information and data and disseminate information to MSMEs.
  • Linking MSMEs with potential to access new markets.

3. Planning and Research

This focusses on MSME research and policy advocacy activities involving the following:

  • Carrying out surveys on particular topics to MSMEs
  • Proactively  plan  and  carry  out  assessment  needs
      and  data  collection  for different industries.
  • Identifying areas in which SMEDI can support implementation of MSME policy.
  • Carrying out formal assessments of MSMEs financial need.

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Area 4, Amina House, West Wing
Private Bag 393
Lilongwe 3
Central Region

Tel: (+265) 1 774 522
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