ADFIAP and its partner-business membership organizations (BMOs) together with lead project manager SEQUA of Germany met in Cebu City in central Philippines on March 16, 2011 to review the first year accomplishments of the 3-year EU grant-funded SMART Cebu project as well as to present plans for its second year of implementation. SMART Cebu stands for SMEs for Environmental Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency in Cebu.
The project is aimed at increasing the competitiveness and productivity of Cebu small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through their respective chambers of commerce (BMOs) in three sectors, namely, furniture and furnishings, fashion accessories, and gift, toys and house wares by instituting sustainable consumption and production (SCP) related processes and practices in, among others, cleaner production, energy and resource efficiency as well as to contribute to an overall greener environment.
ADFIAP’s main role in the project is to advocate for SCP through training, technical assistance and potential lending programmes by DFI-members to these sectors in their pursuit of an environmentally-responsible, economically-viable and socially-oriented projects which are within the scope of work and advocacies of the Association. For more details on the SMART Cebu project, please go to this site: https://www.smartcebuproject.com/