Webinar on entrepreneurship in post COVID-19 resurgence: Inclusive entrepreneurship and MSMEs resurgence

17 December 2020
16:00 - 18:00 hrs.

The new coronavirus pandemic is having unprecedented impacts across the globe, especially on human health and economic activities. In this context, Governments are intensifying their efforts to combat the global spread of COVID-19 by enacting various measures to support public health systems, safeguard the economy and to ensure public order and safety.

Likewise, entrepreneurs have looked for creative solutions to keep their activities afloat, addressing different challenges. The downturn in the global economy following this huge sanitary and health crisis represents unprecedented challenges, but will provide opportunities as well.

Discussion objectives

The objective of this virtual discussion is to identify and analyse the main impacts of COVID-19 on entrepreneurs and Micro, Small and Medium-Sized-Enterprises (MSMEs), their reactions, as well as the support they have received to face the current situation. Discussions will provide an opportunity for an intermediate impact assessment of the disruption, would help to identify a set of priority policies and measures for immediate basic re-opening measures for small business-owners, in order to facilitate resurgence, and also develop a longer- term social and economic recovery strategy where entrepreneurship and MSMEs play a central role leaving no one behind.

This fourth Webinar will focus on inclusive entrepreneurship and MSMEs resurgence and discuss the following questions:

  • What role can entrepreneurs and MSMEs play to ensure an inclusive economic recovery?
  • How government policies can promote inclusive entrepreneurship and MSMEs in a post COVID-19 situation?
  • How can government policies promote inclusive regional and international value chains in post-COVID-19 times? 

Target audience

The event is open to all and is targeting all entrepreneurship stakeholders, with a particular focus on the following groups:

  • Public sector officials;
  • International organization
  • Representatives from the private sector, including MSMEs, and academia;
  • Civil Society representatives.

You can watch the recording of the webinar here.


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