ADFIAP meets with ASSIST, explores cooperation opportunity

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On the request of the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), the ADFIAP Secretariat and the ADFIAP Consulting (AC) Group met with its ASSIST counterparts in the Association headquarters in Makati City and discussed ADFIAP’s experiences in the areas of small and medium enterprise (SME) development and finance, sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and green finance. It was also an opportunity to explore cooperation between the two institutions which have similar points of interest and advocacies.

The Makati city-based ASSIST is an international non-government organization focused on capacity building and seeks to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world, with focus on Asia and Africa. ASSIST takes pride in its process-oriented approach to capacity building towards social improvement and sustainable transformation. Its goal is to empower its target groups to make them resilient to the social, economic and environmental challenges. It has also operations in India and Vietnam and manages projects in over 10 countries. Through its Partner to Progress philosophy, it has successfully implemented such projects in collaboration with the European Union, United Nation Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), GIZ, and DEG/ KFW amongst other organizations.

Meeting participants included Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, ADFIAP Secretary General, Ms. Cora D. Conde and Mr. Jack Gelvezon, AC’s Group Head and Consultant, respectively, and ASSIST’s Ms. Merle Karin, Ms. Natalie Puehringer and Ms. Marivic Mamaradlo.

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