From 18-20 February a three-day workshop was held with small business owners at Lonnoc Eco Beach Bungalows, Santo.
Participants were invited business owners and operators from the agriculture and tourism sectors, and was focused on creating an enabling environment to assist them to develop and grow their current business models, prepare for and reduce their risks of being affected by natural disasters and climate change, while also maintaining and strengthening community, family and kinship ties. The tools and activities used throughout the training are unique, and focused around the use of an innovative ‘Business Resilience Canvas’, or a business plan on one page.
The training was designed and facilitated by Dr Adam Trau with support from VCCI trainer, Irene Titek and Readiness Project Project Assistant, Terekea Kaltabang.
At the end of the workshop one participant shared that ‘I wish I had this Canvas 10 years ago, it would have made a huge difference to where I am now’.
More workshops with business owners and operators from the agriculture and tourism sectors are coming up in Tanna and North Efate, with the next training being held in Lenakel from the 24 – 26 March 2020.
Contact Terekea Kaltabang for more information – 27543.