Virtual Roundtable (COVID-19 webinar series)

Mitigating the effects of COVID 19 on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and how can we build back better?


The virtual roundtable series, convened by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, aim to provide a dialogue platform in this time of COVID-19 for governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives, as well as other stakeholders to discuss topics relevant to the world of work in times of COVID-19.

In these uncertain times, no one entity may have all the answers, but through exchange, dialogue, openness and commitment, stakeholders to the ecosystem for MSMEs can make meaningful and positive contributions to foster opportunities and ensure the devastating effects of the crisis are not put to further waste.

In this third technical virtual roundtable, the ILO Office for the Caribbean wishes to:

  1. explore the challenges that Caribbean MSMEs are facing (with a special focus on labour issues) due to the containment measures for COVID-19;
  2. get insights into what governments and agencies supporting MSMEs are planning and providing to MSMEs to help mitigate the effects; and
  3. better understand what overall guidance the region can look to with regards to policies and programmes to respond to the crisis, prepare as the world slowly begins to ease restrictions, and seek to stimulate economic activity that is coherent with a green and just transition and leaving no one behind.

Date and time

13 May 2020 @ 11.00 am Eastern Caribbean Time (ECT)

How to attend?

The event will take place via Zoom technology. You must pre-register to receive an invitation to attend.
The Zoom meeting room will open at 10.00 am (ECT) on 13th May 2020, one hour before the event starts, so that participants can join and iron out any connectivity issues.

Participants will be able to post their questions and comments to the panelists via CHAT option only (microphones will be disabled).

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