Date: 17 February 2021
Time: 14:00 - 16:00 CET
UNECE is one of the partners implementing UN Development Account project “Global Initiative towards post-Covid-19 resurgence of the MSME sector”. The overall goal of the project is to strengthen the capacity and resilience of micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries and countries with economies in transition to mitigate the economic and social impact of the global Covid-19 crisis. As part of its task under the project, UNECE developed Guidelines and Best Practices for Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises in Delivering Energy-Efficient Products and in Providing Renewable Energy Equipment.
The report concludes that companies need to increase the utilization of various funds, programmes and preferential loans, extend their partnership and networking in order to overcome the issues of supply and product placement, reorganize their schedule and capabilities (through trainings), increase their outreach towards customers in a safe manner, and, when possible, try to pivot towards products that are in high demand due to the changed working environment.
The workshop aims to increase the capabilities of the MSMEs through identifying the possibilities and best practices in order to overcome the impact of the crisis.