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EBRD Launches E-Learning Resources for MSMEs in Arabic

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises can access the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s online learning platform to help them cope with the impact of Coronavirus.

Funded by the European Union and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s  (EBRD) Small Business Impact Fund, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) can now access an online learning platform helping entrepreneurs navigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The free-to-use educational and advice platform has just been launched in Arabic, English, Russian, Ukrainian and Turkish and focuses on crisis management, amidst global economic downfall that’s been witnessed over the last five months.

According to the EBRD, MSMEs are crucial in helping economies survive these unprecedented times and can stimulate economic growth in the near-future. The programme focuses on five key crisis management pillars: Your Customer and Suppliers, Financial Management Essentials, Financing Your Firm, Your Staff Are Your Key Asset and Management and Leadership Challenges.

“The EBRD is deeply committed to assisting small businesses in these unprecedented times and helping them develop the resilience to overcome the challenges and build for a strong recovery. No matter what size your company is, the EBRD hub is designed to offer a practical helping hand,” says Ines Rocha, EBRD Director, SME Finance and Development.

The EBRD will be working with partner banks and business support groups across its regions to roll out the programme in 30 countries, with the aim of reaching more than 10,000 people working in MSMEs, offering them training resources, knowledge-sharing and expert advice in the coming months.

You can sign up to the programme and start learning here.

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