By tailoring its approach, especially for small businesses, the International Trade Centre has kept the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the ARISE Plus project implementation in the Lao People's Democratic Republic to a minimum.
COVID-19 activities are:
The project quickly adapted its workflow. The International Trade Centre had to postpone seven activities (such as fact-finding missions and face-to-face training seminars). Other scheduled activities continued by applying the following measures:
A series of deliverables are expected before the end of 2020, including several webinars and sensitization events, releases of studies and publications.
ITC actively engaged in the multi-stakeholder taskforce for the recalibration of the 9 National Socio Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) responding to COVID-19. ITC took part in the discussions as well as the lead in drafting the background paper for the group on trade, private sector and value chains in close collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and other UN agencies. For more information, click here.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Ms. Emilie Dairon
Office for Asia and the Pacific
Telephone: +41 22 730 06 14
Street address: ITC, 54-56, rue de Montbrillant,1202 Geneva, Switzerland Postal address: ITC, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Ms. Marie-Claude Frauenrath
Telephone: +41 22 730 02 95