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April 16, 2020
Greetings from the Liberia Chamber of Commerce:
Trust you are well and keeping safe. The Liberia Chamber of Commerce has remained fully operational during the pandemic and will continue to provide the services for the business community. We’ve moved some of our services such as the trainings and business discussions into an E-virtual space.
Here's what we've been up to:
Thanks to the following members: Orange Liberia, MTN/Liberia, World Lebanese Culture Union, Pharmaceutical Importers & Wholesaler Assoc. of Liberia (PIWAL), Women on Boards Liberia Network (WOBNL), Health Federation of Liberia, HOTTFM, MBL, Snapper Hill Clinic, U-Found Solutions, Sankofa Agribusiness Inc., GROW Liberia, and many individuals for stepping up to Help Liberia during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Chamber submitted letters of request to the Minister of Commerce and the Minister of Finance outlining some recommendations on how the Government could help bring about some relief to the Private Sector. CLICK HERE - MOCI LETTER & MFDP
EMBO Employer’s Guide: The Guide is based on resources, guides and directives published by the World Health Organization (WHO), governments, and employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs), with special reference to the Covid-19 Employers Guides: Managing your workplace in the face of the outbreak. This Guide has been developed by the International Labour Organization Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO-ACT/EMP) and Cllr. Aynn Henries Reeves adapted it for the Liberia Chamber of Commerce CLICK HERE
The Liberia Chamber of Commerce is conducting an enterprise survey to understand your situation and challenges due to the on-going crisis of COVID-19. CLICK HERE
EMBO PUBLIC STATEMENT - CLICK HERE
NATIONAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19
The Secretary General will represent the Private Sector under the Chamber, on the new National Response Coordinator for the Executive Committee on Coronavirus (ECOC) in Liberia (established by the President of Liberia).
PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The Chamber currently serves on the Private Sector Engagement Committee (PSEC), chaired by the National Public Health Institute (NPHIL)/Ministry of Health (MoH). The goal of the PSEC is to strengthen strategic partnership with the private sector in the planning, mobilization and coordination for greater scale, sustainability and effectiveness of resources for health emergencies including COVID-19.
In order to prevent a duplicate of efforts on the limited resources available, and ensure transparency and accountability, the Chamber has asked members of the private sector (and civil society) to direct all donations gift-in-kind ONLY) through the ECOC – see below. All donations received via the ECOC & PSEC will be recorded accordingly (tracking document), published on the website, and shared with members & international partners.
Beginning April 23, 2020, the Chamber will begin a series of webinars. Take full advantage of your Chamber membership from the convenience of your home with our 30 to 60 minutes webinars. Through our webinar series, you'll hear from other members, meet the Chamber team, and learn more about business-critical issues and create new business connections.
§ Spotlight on the Economy - COVID-19 Economic Impact: The series features timely discussions with key leaders, policy makers and regulators both in the public and private sectors offering members the opportunity to speak candidly about issues impacting their operations, strengthen relationships with partners in the public sector, and elevate the collective voice of the business community.
African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA): TBA
EMBOs Employers Guide during COVID-19: TBA
Women in Leadership: TBA
Visit www.liberiachamber.org for more information.
The Chamber is seeking presenters interested in joining our interactive webinar series for virtual participants.
Presentation Format: Each webinar should be 60-90 minutes in duration.
Presenter must have ‘stable’ internet connection
Topics: Focus on Business Growth & Development, Trade, Leadership, Employers & Employees, etc.
Seminar Materials: The Chamber will retain a complete set of materials (including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and a list of samples) on file for each webinar. Presenters will be required to submit a master copy of their visual presentation materials in electronic format for the Chamber at least a week prior to the presentation.
PLEASE BE SAFE!!!