Niaj Workman



In major urban centers in underdeveloped countries, nearly two-thirds of the workforce engages in informal self-employment rather than wage-paying jobs. Consequently effectively organizing this informal sector and empowering its participants to be entrepreneurial and self-reliant presents an opportunity to curb unemployment and put West Africa on a path to job creation. The Niaj Workman platform redefines the procurement of local services by creating an online marketplace that brings together consumers and service providers, offering a secure, social and transparent platform that connects consumers who need a local service performed to a qualified service provider who caters to their area. The platform will align customer needs with the local services workforce so that customers have access to skilled artisans, and that service providers have the skills, training and support they need to meet customer demands in vital sectors of the informal economy.

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