Community-based enterprise development workshop

Community-based Enterprise Development (C-BED) Workshop for ILO Partners in Cebu

C-BED is an innovative ILO training programme intended to strengthen the business and financial skills of aspiring entrepreneurs and small enterprise owners.

With the support of the Government of Japan, the ILO Northern Cebu team conducted Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) workshop from 7 to 8 May 2015 in Cebu City. The participants included representatives from ILO partners such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Gawad Kalinga and AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation. The programme offers a suite of training tools that apply activity-based, peer-to–peer learning methods designed for implementation in contexts where resources, capacities and accessibility are limited, particularly appropriate in natural disaster recovery.

The participants engaged in discussions and activities that covered topics like coming up with new entrepreneurial prospects, identifying potential customers, creating marketing plans, and setting prices. The workshops were conducted by enterprise expert Darlyn Carnalan.

DSWD, in particular, drew up a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner with the ILO in augmenting the livelihood component of its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), which is geared toward cash grants in education and health. “People can benefit from the complementation of existing programmes and services between institutions, especially in the municipal and community level,” said Brigieda T. Coron, Provincial Link – Cebu Province 4Ps.

A small group discussion among DSWD representatives during the C-BED workshop in Cebu City on 8 May 2015.

 Representatives of a breakout group present their mock business plan during the C-BED workshop.