ADFIAP, represented by Mr. Victor C. Abainza, Senior Project Manager of the ADFIAP-led Asian Cleantech MSME Financing Networking (ACMFN) EU grant project, participated in the “SWITCH Asia Regional Networking Event” on November 21-22, 2019 at the Pullman Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The event, organized by the SWITCH Asia SCP Facility, was attended by more than 100 representatives of the EU delegations in Asia and Central Asia, SWITCH Asia National Focal Points within ministries of these countries, and selected regional and international organizations, partners and experts working in the field of sustainable consumption and production (SCP). It also brought together 22 representatives from all on-going grant-funded projects in several countries in the region, including the ACMFN.
Mr. Abainza was also one of the panellists in the “Access to Finance” session held on November 22, 2019. In plenary, Mr. Abainza shared ADFIAP’s experience in managing and implementing the ACMFN project in China, India and Indonesia. The ACMFN project http://www.acmfn.com/ is a four-year EU-funded project which was started in January 2016 and ends in December 2019.
The SWITCH-Asia programme on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) funds pilot projects that are helping companies to adopt cleaner technologies and more sustainable industrial practices as well as helping consumers to act more responsibly in their daily choices and lifestyles. Since 2007, this EU programme has funded more than 100 projects across a wide range of sectors (energy efficiency in industrial plants and houses, agri-food and fishing sectors, textiles and leather, tourism, logistics and freight) implemented by over 400 Asian and European partners, about 100 private sector associates, indirectly benefitting up to 70,000 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).