On Saturday, March 25, 2017, SMEF hosted a Town Hall in Qardho town as part of SMEF services promotion to SMEs and TVET providers as well as individuals seeking skills development. The event brought together more than 50 people to access information related to SMEF services.

The Mayor of Qardho, Mr. Abdi Saed, opened the Meeting with welcoming of SMEF team to Qardho town. He also urged to the business people in Qardho to carefully understand SMEF services and utilize accordingly. SMEF team presented services of SMEF facility to SMEs as well criteria to select them. In addition, they highlighted to the process in which SMEs could request SMEF services.  They also informed the type of skills in which SMEF will provide the staff of the SMEs.

SMEF website was also introduced to the participants of the workshop. The online application form was introduced to the participants by navigating its content.

The Town Hall meeting provided the SME owners with insight, networking opportunity with SMEF and platform to discuss their experiences of technical problem which their business meet on daily basis.  SMEs showed their interest to participate SMEF programme.

Qardho mayor, closed the event. They all highlighted the importance and benefits of such programme to the local business community.