Community-based enterprise development training

Community-based Enterprise Development (C-BED) for Super Typhoon Haiyan Affected Areas in Cebu Province

As recovery continues in areas hard hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the ILO will help equip humanitarian partners with knowledge on Community-based Enterprise Development (C-BED).

The Community-based Enterprise Development (C-BED) will bring together representatives from local and international organizations, government organizations, the private sector and workers organizations from Typhoon Haiyan-affected communities in Cebu province.

The workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian partners and government agencies in running a low-cost and easy to implement training programme deemed ideal in a post-calamity situation.

Participants will identify existing knowledge and capacities while building skills on basic principles of business development, which include costing and marketing. Under this methodology, there is no need for external trainers. C-BED training is led by a facilitator chosen from the community, who is tasked to lead the participants in the process through some learning activities, promoting peer-to-peer learning.

Three sets of C-BED workshops have been conducted in Tacloban City and another in Bacolod City, some other areas that were hard hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).