Mr. Klaas Atsma, a consultant affiliated with I/C Consult spent three days in Davao City and in Montevista, Davao del Norte to look into the local business development services (BDS) situation and practices. I/C Consult is the joint advisory unit of Netherlands-based Catholic Organization for Relief and International Aid (CordAid) and Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation.
The Craft Village Enterprises Development and Strengthening (CVEDS), which assists a total of 21 micro and small medium enterprises improved their operational efficiency, provided Mr. Atsma a background on how entrepreneurs access support from different business support organizations in the region.
After a briefing on the project Catalysts for Enterprise Development (CED), Mr. Atsma discussed BDS issues with Executive Director Joy E. Cabo and ISFI Enterprise Consultant Norie Towanna. Also in attendance were the six Enterprise Coaches.