An E-HANDA webinar was executed to help MSMEs Build Forward Better

Source(s): UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries
Poster E-HANDA Webinar
(c) The University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI)

The University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI) conducted the “E-HANDA Webinar: Helping MSMEs Build Forward Better” on 13 October 2021. The theme Build Forward Better captures the UP ISSI’s advocacy of promoting the sustainable recovery and resilience of the Philippine micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) sector. Keynote remarks were delivered by Dr. Yuki Matsuoka on behalf of UNDRR.

In line with the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the E-HANDA Webinar aimed at raising awareness on the available programs and reference materials to help strengthen the business continuity and recovery strategies of MSMEs. This webinar is also part of the UP ISSI’s Honing Agents for National Disaster Awareness (HANDA) Program: Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning for MSMEs which has been reported in the UNDRR’s Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) platform.

The webinar received 274 participants (144 via Zoom and 130 via Facebook Live). The recording of the webinar is available at the UP ISSI's Official Facebook Page (see associated links) for the benefit of the MSMEs who were not able to attend the session.

The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful tool to know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables. Good practices and achievements will be highlighted through the online platform.

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