QUEZON CITY, July 14 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry opens its three-day 2020 National MSME Resilience e-Forum today focusing on ensuring the recovery of micro, small, and medium enterprises to help businesses adapt during the COVID-19 crisis.
"The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic greatly disrupted business operations in various parts of the world. With this situation in mind, this year's National MSME Resilience e-Forum: Business Continuity Towards the "New Normal" will focus on helping MSMEs adapt and recover in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic," DTI said in a statement.
On its first day, the zoom forum "Building Resilient MSMEs through Data and Communication" was aimed at helping business owners in "Understanding COVID-19 in the Lens of Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System".
Topics discussed in the forum are: Conducting Risk Assessment through the GeoRisk Philippines Initiative Strengthening Resilience of the Philippine MSME Sector amid Covid-19 Pandemic, and Strengthening MSME Resilience through Local Government Initiatives.
During the next two days, the e-forum shall be focusing on "Capacity Building as Key to Ensuring Pandemic Productivity" (July 15) and "Supporting Resilience Initiatives through Policy and Finance" (July 16).
Registration is still open for July 15 and 16. According to DTI, the Zoom webinar requires pre-registration through the following links:
• 15 July: Capacity Building as Key to Ensuring Pandemic Productivity
• 16 July: Supporting Resilience Initiatives through Policy and Finance
This e-forum was made possible through the collaborative efforts of DTI, the Department of Science and Technology, Office of Civil Defense, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management-Philippines, Employers Confederation of the Philippines, and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center.
For more information, visit the DTI website: https://www.dti.gov.ph/advisories/2020-national-msme-resilience-e-forum/ (JAMT/PIA-IDPD/ with information from DTI)