The COVID-19 pandemic, as an unprecedented global crisis with unknown duration, affects all businesses across geographies and sectors. Inclusive Businesses and their low-income customers, however, are poised to be hit particularly hard.
Fortunately, inclusive businesses are risk-taking pioneers in essence and most have already taken action. Not only to protect their staff, customers, and partners but also to find innovative ways to stay in business during this extraordinary market context.
As schools, markets and borders close and as people are forced to stay more and more at home, many inclusive businesses have shifted their model and pivoted their operations in a matter of days to continue serving their consumers with beneficial products and services that are more needed than ever.
From implementing social distancing in the value chain to leveraging assets to contribute to crisis response, through developing new proximity marketing and sales models, inclusive businesses have swiftly reinvented their operations to increase their resilience and those of their customers to the crisis.
In this webinar, a panel of practitioners will share some of these stories and discuss solutions, in the hope that it will help as many inclusive businesses as possible in contributing with their own responses to the crisis.
Time: 4 pm in Paris
In this webinar, our panelists will discuss the impact of COVID19 on capacity building and the role of online learning in mitigating the effects of the pandemic. Based on their joint experience, they will discuss the challenges as well as examine what has worked and what might be effective options for organisations to develop capacity at this time and in the future.
Our panelists are:
- Lutz Ziob, Founder & CEO of Ziob Consulting
- Esselina Macome, CEO of FSD Mozambique and Professor at Eduardo Mondlane University
- Thom Sinclair, CEO of Gateway Academy
- Paul Hobden, COO of Digital Frontiers Institute
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As fast as the COVID-19 crisis is unfolding, leaders of development finance institutions (DFIs) must move faster. While it is impossible to know the full consequences of the public health and economic crisis we face, DFIs are nonetheless taking action by adjusting their priorities and adapting their portfolios to target their support. In this rapidly changing and highly uncertain climate, DFIs are also thinking about the medium and long term. What must come next after immediate responses? How must DFIs continue to adapt and evolve as the crisis unfolds?
Dalberg Advisors invites you to join a conversation between senior leaders from 6 DFIs, moderated by Yana Kakar. Listen as they share not just what actions they are taking, but what questions they are grappling with, and what lessons are already emerging from these early days of pandemic response.