New research assesses effects of the Mobile Money Service on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Somalia

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To disseminate newly discovered knowledge among researchers and the public, the Center for Research and Development of SIMAD University has organized a research findings dissemination forum at Primo Palace. Ustad Abdinor Ali Mohamed, senior researcher and lecturer at Faculty of Economics presented the findings of a study entitled “Assessing the Effects of the Mobile Money Service on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Case Study on EVC-Plus Services in Somalia".

Eng. Mohamed Mohamud Mohamed, Deputy Rector Academics, officially opened the forum and welcomed all the participants. Eng. Mohamed stressed the importance of research in the academics and development of a country. He also emphasized that SIMAD University is towards creating knowledge and nurturing a research culture in Somalia. And this research findings presentation is just a reflection of that.

Speaking at the opening of the forum, Ustad Abdisalam Yusuf Abdi, the Director of Research Center, opened the event and welcomed the participants. The Director stated that the center is always committed to nurturing a research culture in Somalia, especially researches that are aimed at improving the services and quality of local corporations. He greatly appreciated the efforts of researchers at SIMAD in promoting local research.

After the opening remarks, Ustad Abdinor Ali Mohamed started his presentation and shared his research findings with the participants. Ustad Abdinor discussed Mobile money services and their impact on the small and medium-sized enterprise companies and overall impact on the community. He also discussed the importance of the study and its implications. After the presentation, participants had the opportunity to ask several questions about the study and beyond.

Finally, disseminating newly discovered knowledge among the public is a new trend here in Somalia. And today’s research forum seemed very different as it attracted more audiences.

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