Last Tuesday, the 9th of June 2020, AETS organised the webinar “Crisis: how can companies survive?”. The webinar focused on the relationship between companies and their respective stakeholders, as well as the different strategies that could be put in place, not only to overcome the crisis but to prepare them for the post-COVID period. The webinar was presented by the Mozambican Minister of Industry and Trade, EuroCam, and the European Union in Mozambique. Speakers at the webinar included, the chairwoman of Absa’s board of directors, the European Union’s ambassador to Mozambique, the national director of support for the development of the private sector within the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the general director of the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA, Portuguese acronym), the chairwoman of FEMME – Mozambican association for businesswomen and women entrepreneurs, 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: