Last week Tuesday, 9th June 2020, AETS helped organise the Webinar “Crisis – How can companies survive?”. The webinar focused on the relationship between companies and their stakeholders, as well as the different strategies that can be implemented, not only to overcome the crisis but to prepare themselves for the post-COVID period. The two-hour webinar was co-hosted by the Mozambique Ministry of Industry and Trade, EuroCam and the Delegation of the European Union to Mozambique and included speeches from the Chairman of the Board of Absa Bank Mozambique, the Ambassador of the European Union in Mozambique, the National Director for Supporting the Development of the Private Sector at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Executive Director of the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA), the President of FEMME - Association of Businesswomen and Female Entrepreneurs of Mozambique, the Vice-President of EuroCam and the Director of the Group "Salvador Caetano" in Mozambique.

The webinar was organised under the scope of one of AETS’ (in consortium with CARDNO and IMANI) ongoing contracts, funded by the European Commission, which looks to assist the implementation of the Commission’s ongoing project “Promove Comércio”. The Promove Comércio project aims to improve government coordination and implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the trade facilitation reforms of the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, both of which are currently in place. Additionally, the project aims to promote EPA trade opportunities among investors. Mozambique ranks among the ten lowest GDP per capita in the world, with a weak economic diversification that is highly dependent on the primary sectors. The EU is a major trade partner of Mozambique, being the country’s first export destination and the country’s second import partner in 2017 (after South Africa).

Webinar available here: