OCAPH Strengthens Dialogue Between Business Owners, Government Sources of Support

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – August 30, 2016

OCAPH has just aired its fifth radio broadcast in a series of broadcast discussions between owners of small to medium-sized businesses and the government offices with responsibility to help grow the economy.  The purpose is to strengthen dialogue between the two groups to the benefit of both:  government officials are hearing directly from their clients about their challenges in getting started and remaining viable, and business owners are learning more about the resources and services available to them.  The series is called SA SE BIZNIS PAM.

The latest broadcast focused on how Haitian products can most successfully be exported to the remainder of the Caribbean, including where the markets lie, current accords, and sources of finance.  Discussion participants included an official from BACOZ (monitors trade agreements) within the Prime Minister’s Office.  Three sectors were used as cases in point: agriculture, the mango industry, and artisans.

The previous broadcast one week earlier featured officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Yunus Social Business-Haiti.  YSB-Haiti has operated in Haiti since 2010 and uses an “incubate and finance” model to empower local social businesses. Earlier broadcasts featured specific sectors including the poultry industry, the arts and crafts sector, and female entrepreneurs doing business in the Caribbean.

SA SE BIZNIS PAM broadcasts are aired by Radio tele Ginen.  The public can participate via telephone, SMS, e-mail, and social media.  For more information on the series, go to www.sasebiznispam.ht .

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