UP ISSI E-HANDA Webinar: Helping MSMEs Build Forward Better

UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries

In line with the observance of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI) is holding the “E-HANDA Webinar: Helping MSMEs Build Forward Better” on October 13, 2021 via the Zoom platform. The webinar will also be live streamed on the UP ISSI Facebook Page.

The target participants for this webinar include owners, managers, and employees from micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); agribusinesses; cooperatives; industry associations; academe; government and non-government agencies supporting MSMEs.

The event is completely free of charge. 


2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (GMT+8)


The E-HANDA Webinar will have the following speakers to deliver keynote messages:

  • Dr. Yuki Matsuoka, Head, UNDRR Office in Japan, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • Jerry Clavesillas, Director, Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (DTI-BSMED)
  • Glenn Peralta, Director, Business Continuity Managers Association of the Philippines (BCMAP)

The main topics and speakers for the webinar include:

Philippine SMEs: The Road to Recovery and Sustainability

Teddy Monroy, Country Representative, UNIDO Philippines

Enterprise Resilience Framework in the Philippine Context

Alvin Manuel, Director, BCMAP - Senior Director, SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. (SGV/EY)

Building a Culture of Resilience among Philippine MSMEs

Joanna Rose Laddaran, University Extension Specialist, UP ISSI

The winners of the training voucher for the Online Honing Agents for National Disaster Awareness (HANDA) Course: Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning for MSMEs will also be announced at the end of the webinar.

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