ADFIAP, represented by the Group Head of ADFIAP Consulting (AC), Ms. Cora Conde, spoke at the EU SWITCH-Southeast-Asia networking meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia on the theme “Enabling Access to Finance”. Her talk focused on “Best Practices and Case Studies on Green Financing: The ADFIAP Experience”.
The networking meeting is an annual event of the SWITCH Asia Network Facility to bring together all EU-funded SWITCH-Asia projects to share knowledge and experiences about the sustainability of results achieved, communication and visibility of achievements, enabling replication of successful results, and stimulating wider policy uptake. The meeting was also aimed at generating ideas for the design of present and future programs and building working relationships and friendships amongst the various project stakeholders.
There are 30 projects being implemented under the SWITCH-Asia programme in 15 out of the 19 eligible countries in Asia. The Philippines is a beneficiary of three (3) projects, namely: SMEs for environmental Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency (SMART-Cebu), Creating GreenPhilippines Islands of Sustainability, and Zero Carbon Resorts.
ADFIAP is a partner in the SMART-Cebu project which aims to increase the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the gifts, toys and housewares, fashion accessories and furnitures and furnishings sectors in Cebu in southern Philippines by implementing and marketing cleaner production in compliance with sustainable consumption and production (SCP)standards.
The 3-day international event held from October 25 to 28, 2011, gathered 58 participants from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, which included representatives from the SWITCH-Asia funded projects, the Asia Member States, the European Union, and the SWITCH-Asia stakeholders. Highlight of the event was the presentation of the status of implementation of the ten (10) SWITCH-Southeast-Asia projects in progress. The new SWITCH-Asia Policy Support Component was also presented and discussions were held on the role of market development and financing for green services and products under SWITCH-Asia.
For more information on the SWITCH-Asia Programme, please visit www.switch-asia.eu