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COVID Business Survival Kit

An interactive session to get insights on the Global & Regional outlook, emerging issues and how to make a business recovery plan in the face of Covid-19.

How businesses can use scenarios to plan for resilience during the Covid-19 crisis.

"Emergent strategy will give room for new businesses with fresh ideas" Dr. Fred Ogola of Strathmore  Business School

Alex Ndegwa, a Corporate Lawyer and Strathmore Law School Alumnus, addresses the question on how to mitigate potential liabilities that could accrue from the various legal obligations.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the ability of businesses around the globe to maintain operations and fulfill existing contractual obligations. In just a matter of days, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. What does this mean for employers and their employees? According to the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC), the answer is in the laws applicable to both parties as stated in employment contracts. #Employmentcontracts #Employmentlaw

Despite the shock to businesses across the world due to coronavirus, some small businesses have flourished. Innovative technological solutions are now welcome to the business world. Are you a business owner who is creating business solutions for risk control and success mitigation? Action Against corona has created a spreadsheet where you can advertise your business solutions. See here. #BusinessDevelopment #ActionAgainstCorona #BusinessResponse 

 

Many businesses are currently adjusting to working from home and it has become especially important to ensure you and your employees are cyber safe. Global consulting firm McKinsey & Company suggests 4 strategic principles that can help companies ramp up their cybersecurity measures in a bid to protect confidential company information as well as promote business continuity. #Cybersecurity #WFH #COVID19 

Decisions to respond to COVID-19 within the workspaces/businesses are global. Does your workplace have a pandemic preparedness plan? The World Health Organization has prepared a in-depth guide on how you can ensure you are prepared for the current crisis as well as future crises. #WorkingFromHome #WFH #Crisispreparedness 

Governments around the world are taking decisive steps to limit the human and economic impact of COVID-19. Many countries have taken extraordinary monetary and fiscal policy measures. The National Treasury of Kenya is taking steps to pass a tax amendment bill. RSM Eastern Africa LLP & RSM (Eastern Africa) Consulting Ltd has provided an analysis of the draft bill ahead of the bill being passed by and signed into law by the President. See their analysis here. We will share the official bill once it is passed. #TaxAmendment #IncomeTax #GoK #COVID19 

At the State House on 25th April 2020, the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The new tax law amends several statutes to cushion the economy and Kenyans against the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. To read more go hereTaxAmendment #IncomeTax #GoK #COVID19 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the changes that are reshaping various industries. Global management consulting firm Ernst & Young has prepared different scenarios that show the effect of COVID-19 on the markets of different industries on a global scale.  #IndustryReport #Global #COVID19Impact  

COVID-19 has affected businesses globally with many industries having to pivot to promote business continuity and development. According to Sinapis, an SGB accelerator, there are 10 areas businesses can innovate in to foster resilience during crisis. #BusinessInnovation #BusinessResponse 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been defined in 5 stages (Resolve, Resilience, Return, Reimagination, and Reform) which span from the crisis of today to the next normal that will emerge after the battle against coronavirus has been won:​

​As we prepare to enter the 3rd stage of Return, the Resilience and Reinvention during and post-COVID webinar is designed to ensure your solid preparedness for a resilient re-emergence after the COVID-19 pandemic and enable you to reinvent yourself out of the pandemic and to thrive in any season in the future. ​

The International Monetary Fund has designed a policy tracker across governments that summarizes the key economic responses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tracker is not meant for comparison across members, as policy responses vary depending on the nature of the shock and country-specific circumstances. The tracker focuses on discretionary actions that supplement existing social safety nets and insurance mechanisms. See the responses of all countries including Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, and Mauritania here. #IMF #Governmentpolicies #Globa

This webinar is specially designed to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Retailing, Manufacturing and Agribusiness to overcome supply chain disruptions in the context of today’s realities.​

The objectives of the webinar was:

  1. To enable you to adapt to the realities of a COVID-19 world  and risk management. ​

  2. To enable you minimize supply chain risks and overcome supply chain disruptions while looking at third party issues.​

  3. Navigate on dynamics and decision-making process on the supply chain disruptions ​

This webinar is intended to heighten our  awareness of the risk for fraud and misconduct that might occur inside an organization during this period , as a result of, the crisis we are in . ​Reality of fraud  is ,it often hits when we least expect. In  this period of economic hardship and significant organizational change the environment has created the ‘perfect storm' for fraud ​

This webinar is intended to enable you:​

  1. To embrace change and thrive in the new normal.​

  2. To recognise and overcome limiting Mindsets, to move your business to the next level.​

  3. To reprogram your mind for growth.

The objective of the profit first webinar is to help you:​

  1. Gain knowledge to support your business survival during and post COVID-19​

  2. Understand how to develop a system for building your business in a sustainable way for long term success ​

This is one of the IIA Webinar Series, which was held on 23rd July 2020 in partnership with BIDCO Africa to share insight to farmers on the needs of a large buyer, quality business management and how to handle logistics.

The Masterclass was designed to help business Leaders of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to look beyond their short-term survival and consider the full range capabilities of their enterprises as they build back better.

nvest in Africa and Mastercard Foundation Masterclass Series designed for business Leaders in to explore the strategies for fostering businesses' growth during and post the pandemic

Invest in Africa and MasterCard Foundation Masterclass, designed for entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore insights on the risks SMEs are facing in the new business environment occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic and a framework on how these risks can be mitigated.