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World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) is a global non-profit organization, headquartered at Noida, India, that has been spearheading the cause and development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) world over since its inception in 1980.

Over 38 years, WASME has emerged as one of the most representative, effective and leading international organization working towards the promotion of SMEs worldwide through Policy Advocacy, Information Dissemination, Conferences, Seminars, Events, Trainings, Publication, Network linkages and many more.

WASME enjoys consultative status with many UN agencies such as UNCTAD, ITC, WIPO, UNIDO, UNESCO, UNICITRAL, UNESCAP and ILO, several intergovernmental and international organizations like WCO, OECD, ICSB, APEC, APCTT, etc.

Still, WASME is emerging as a powerful international organization with representatives in different parts of the world that include Permanent Representatives, Senior Advisors, External Consultants etc.

Mr. Alhaji Babale Umaru Girei​


Dr. Gyan Prakash Agarwal

Secretary General, WASME

Dr. Sanjiv Layek

Executive Secretary

Ms. Sampa Banerjee​

Executive Director


To build WASME as a foremost world private and cohesive community of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that is dedicated to strengthen and foster them as prime driver of global economy

Our Mission Statement

  • Establish - A synergistic network for MSMEs, national government, ministries, financial institutes, SME promotion agencies, international organization etc.
  • Promote - National and international cooperation for MSMEs through policy advocacy, information dissemination, events, trainings and other activities.
  • Set Up - WASME as strategic resource centre for MSMEs facilitating networking, business meetings, financial assistance, technology transfer, knowledge assistance, skill and entrepreneurship development, consultancy etc.
  • Create Mechanism - To assess and facilitate cost-effective international networking and trade opportunities for aspiring MSMEs.
  • Be a Catalyst - For SMEs to be more competitive, environment friendly socially responsive, culturally sensitive and ethical in their business practices.

Our Objective

  • Articulating concerns and interests of SMEs at various UN and international fora.
  • Networking with related/similar organisations.
  • Capacity building of SMEs through managerial and skill development programmes.
  • Developing relationship between SMEs in developed and developing countries by encouraging enterprise-to-enterprise cooperation.
  • Enlarging collaboration with UN agencies and international organisations.
  • Disseminating information on and about international developments in SME sector.
  • Carrying out research and studies on topical issues confronting SMEs.

Get in Touch

WASME can support MSMEs and wantrapreneurs in multiple ways. Dont be shy! Just send us your query & We would be happy to answer.

  • +91 120 4216283 / 84
  • WASME House, Plot No. 4, Sector- 16-A, Institutional Area, Noida - 201301