COVID-19: Business Survival Toolkit

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we anticipate that SMEs will continue to experience supply and demand reduction, diminished confidence from the financial markets, and a reduction of credit. Therefore, we have designed a unique program to help address some of the challenges your businesses will face.

Does any of this classes describe your business?

  1. Class One: I am unsure how to address the impact COVID-19 is having on my business and would like to understand them and brainstorm solutions.
  2. Class Two: I have a few solutions that will help me pivot and salvage my business. I need guidance in sourcing business development opportunities.
  3. Class Three: I have a crisis preparedness plan that has salvaged my business. I need expert guidance to prepare for recovery.

We will be hosting a series of webinars and business clinics across our markets (Kenya, Ghana, Senegal and Mauritania) that will address these challenges.

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The session– themed “INVESTING IN DISASTER RISK FOR RESILIENCE” brought together public and private stakeholders to dialogue on SME disaster risk resilience. It highlighted best practices and learning from countries where disaster-risk investment has contributed to SME resilience. The dialogue aimed at aligning on actions to increase investment in SME Disaster Risk Resilience, including capacity development in the SME entrepreneurial ecosystem. It also Identified investment opportunities to strengthen SME disaster resilience, in collaboration with the public and private sector.

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As facilitated by Dr. Immaculate Maina, County Executive Committee Member for agriculture in Nakuru County, the Masterclass highlights the existing opportunities for women in the agricultural value chains and how to access them. It also discusses the initiatives that have been put in place by the public and private sector actors to enhance the involvement of women in the agricultural value chains as well as mitigate the challenges they are facing.

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IIA Masterclass themed: Maximizing on Agribusiness with AfCFTA that brought together farmers, Agri SME’s, agricultural value chain players and agribusiness experts to highlight insights on how businesses can maximize the opportunities presented by the AfCFTA

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This 3rd edition of the 3-piece dialogue series brought together public and private sector actors, especially it was specifically graced by the Chief Administrative Secretary - Ministry of Public Service and Gender, Rachel Shebesh, also United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction, who gave the keynote speech. The session outlined how key players will enhance integration of disaster risk reduction strategies within the SME sector and scale up recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction from disaster impacts.

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SMEs fail to tackle legal issues that protect their business legally businesses struggle to use an in house lawyer or consultant on retainer ,SMEs business owners assume that the risky outcomes will happen to other businesses and not to them or to bigger corporate organizations. SME Legal concerns are to be structured at the onset of the business.

That said, SME’S do not understand that lawyers are likely to improve things for business and reduce the risk of future costs knowing that legal support is valuable, SMEs are often casual in their approach to seeking it, and will often do so on a purely reactive basis or as a last resort, rather than seeing or getting things done at the onset of business set up as legal advice is fundamental to every business.

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Food safety is receiving heightened attention worldwide as the important links between food and health are increasingly recognized. Improving food safety is an essential element of improving food security, which exists when populations have access to sufficient and healthy food. At the same time, as food trade expands throughout the world, food safety has become a shared concern among both developed and developing countries.

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The Horticulture Import/Export policy of Kenya must be of a competitive and facilitativenature in order to nurture local enterprises and enable them to compete globally with the ultimate goal of stimulating greater economic activity. Challenges in international trade are common due to market uncertainties, compliance requirements, political turmoil, changing requirements in procedures and documentation to mention but a few.

This manual is therefore developed with the aim of addressing the necessary legal, market and statutory requirements for export and import of horticultural produce in and out of Kenya. It is intended to give a quick overview to exporters or importers of horticultural products on the minimum requirements from the different government agencies involved in Horticulture.

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Does any of this classes describe your business?

  1. Class One: I am unsure how to address the impact COVID-19 is having on my business and would like to understand them and brainstorm solutions.
  2. Class Two: I have a few solutions that will help me pivot and salvage my business. I need guidance in sourcing business development opportunities.
  3. Class Three: I have a crisis preparedness plan that has salvaged my business. I need expert guidance to prepare for recovery.

We will be hosting a series of webinars and business clinics across our markets (Kenya, Ghana, Senegal and Mauritania) that will address these challenges.

I Am Interested in the Program    Ask an Expert    Request for More Information