Attendees of the Roundtable Workshop on Enterprise Upgrading Insights From Experiences in the Philippines, Egypt and India pose with UP president Alfredo E. Pascual.
If we work together, we would be half-way in achieving the goal of this workshop.
Dr. Tilman Altenburg, who heads DIE’s Department of Competitiveness and Social Development, begins the formal presentations by discussing the importance of micro and small enterprise (MSE) upgrading.
Dr. Altenburg’s co-researcher Dr. Aimee Hampel-Milagrosa presents additional findings and conclusions from DIE’s MSME upgrading project
Ma. Victoria Antonio of the Promotion of Green Economic Development of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH discusses the experiences in SME upgrading in the Philippines under the SME Development for Sustainable Employment Program.
Maika Schmidt, also of the Promotion of Green Economic Development of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, provides additional inputs on SME upgrading in the Philippines under the SME Development for Sustainable Employment Program.
BMSMED director Jerry Clavesillas discusses the challenges and opportunities of SME upgrading within the context of the Philippine MSMED Plan for 2011 to 2016.
UP ISSI deputy director Antonette L. Dungca facilitates the workshop session with members of the academe.
UP ISSI Training and Entrepreneurship Education and Development Department head Luisa S. Lee facilitates the workshop session with representatives from the government sector.
Inday Almonte, person in charge of special events and projects of UP ISSI, moderates the open forum during the plenary discussions.
Dr. Carl Balita, chair of the Carl Balita Group of Companies, presents the outputs of the industry group during the plenary presentations at the end of the program.
Prof. Eunice Mareth Querol-Areola, executive director of Manila Tytana Colleges and president of the Entrepreneurship Educators Association of the Philippines, presents the outputs of her workshop group.
Romeo B. Carandang, assistant vice-president at the Development Bank of the Philippines, presents the output of his group in the government sector after the parallel workshops.
These roundtable discussions and workshops will be replicated in Cebu the following day, says UP ISSI director and UP assistant vice-president for administration Prof. Nestor O. Rañeses.
From left to right: Dr. Tilman Altenburg, Dr. Aimee Hampel-Milagrosa, Mrs. Nelia T. Gonzalez, Prof. Nestor O. Rañeses, Maika Schimdt, Ma. Victoria Antonio and Antonette L. Dungca.
Dr. Challoner A. Matero of the University of San Carlos presents the output of the academic group in Cebu during the workshop of the roundtable discussion.
Elpe Canoog of the Promotion of Green Economic Development of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH compares the findings of their study with the German Development Institute's.
After mounting the Roundtable Workshop on Enterprise Upgrading Insights From Experiences in the Philippines, Egypt and India last Monday, May 6, in UP Diliman, ISSI together with Deutches Institut fur Entwicklunggspolitik (DIE) or the German Development Institute, UP Cebu and the University of San Carlos, similarly conducted the workshop in Harolds Hotel in Lahug, Cebu last Tuesday, May 7.
The industry and service sector group headed by the facilitator and group leader Prof. Grace Socorro Lacerna of the University of San Carlos presents their workshop output.
As in Manila, the Cebu run turned out successful with all the stakeholders from the government, the academe and the industry making a commitment for the their share in upgrading enterprises in the whole country.
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