UNIDO organized an online meeting of 3Value Chains Strategic Committees (VCSC) for fruits, cassava and cosmetic products. The meeting focused on the impact of COVID-19 on the targeted value chains and on defining a resilient roadmap to minimize COVID-19 impact. Exchanges among members (representing both public institutions and private sector) concentrated on market disruption, since SMEs are not able to export, and cost of raw materials and transportation have increased and on SMEs repurposing with many of the cosmetic companies starting the production of hydro alcoholic sanitizers. A special attention was also paid to the employment potential impact and measures put in place to ensure workers’ health and social distancing.
The online meeting has allowed WACOMP to reassure project stakeholders that the technical assistance provided by the team is continuing, despite the current pandemic. The foreseen online technical trainings and webinars focusing on business continuity, online marketing as well as the technical trainings for laboratories accreditation and the newly developed national standard for hydro alcoholic hand sanitizers have been presented.
The West-Africa Competitiveness Programme in Ghana (WACOMP – Ghana), funded by the European Union and implemented by UNIDO, established 3 Value Chain Strategic Committees (VCSC), with the objective of facilitating sectorial dialogue and promoting synergies within the value chains.
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Juan Pablo Davila (J.Davila [at] unido.org) and Ebe Muschialli (E.Muschialli [at] unido.org)