In further preparation for a new joint project, the ILO and FAO carried out trainings for cluster partners on enterprise development.
Mr Jordi Prat Tuca, ILO Country Office for the Philippines (ILO CO-Manila) Enterprise Development Specialist visited Zamboanga to facilitate cluster partners on implementing C-BED training within internally displaced people (IDP) and host communities in Zamboanga City. C-BED is a training programme developed by the ILO that intends to strengthen the business skills of aspiring entrepreneurs and small enterprise owners. It aims to reach micro and small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, often with low levels of education and provides activity-based and interactive lessons in concepts of business development and financial accounting (http://cb-tools.org/).
After capacitating the partners, Mr Prat Tuca and Mr Dennis Febre observed one of the cluster partners, Community and Family Service International (CFSI) successfully carrying out the training for 29 IDPs in Talungatong Transitory sites.
|Livelihood cluster partner from Community and Family Service International (CFSI), Mr Vic dela Cruz, facilitating C-BED training in Tulungatong, Zamboanga City with Mr Prat Tuca, ILO CO-Manila Enterprise Specialist, observing.|
The same beneficiaries underwent another community- based workshop on Financial Education for Business Planning, where one of the outputs was the creation of business plans. At the end of the workshop, representatives from local and national government agencies (Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry and City Social Welfare and Development Office-Public Employment Service Office) were invited to attend and presented their business plans to provide further assistance and linkages to the beneficiaries.
|Participants presented their workplans to their peers as part of the C-BED training in Tulungatong, Zamboanga City.|
|Livelihood cluster partner from the Integrated Resource Development for Tri-People (IRDT) facilitating group discussions on C-BED training in Buggoc Transitional Site, Zamboanga City.|