In the rapidly evolving landscape of technology, SMEs are faced with the imperative need to embrace digitalization. This very subject took center stage at the recent COMESA-MCCI Digital Financial Inclusion workshop, held at The Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Balaclava. Among the attendees was Divia Deesha Gungah, representing ProCare Health Services Ltd, who found the event to be an enriching and invigorating experience.
The workshop, organized by the COMESA Business Council (CBC) in collaboration with the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), aimed to promote the sustainable growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through digital financial inclusion. Notable personalities, including the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr. Prithvirajsing Roopun, the President of the COMESA Business Council and Vice-President of the African Business Council, Mr. Marday Venkatasamy, and the President of the MCCI, Mrs. Namita Jagarnath Hardowar, graced the opening ceremony with their presence.
For Divia Deesha Gungah, the words of President Roopun resonated profoundly. He stressed the importance of innovation for SMEs to stay relevant in the ever-changing technological era. Digital Financial Inclusion, he emphasized, is a lifeline for businesses, offering alternative funding access and reshaping the financial landscape. President Roopun also highlighted the pivotal role of SMEs in global economic progress, urging them to embrace digital services like e-commerce and e-payment systems to tackle international challenges effectively.
President Roopun’s call for exploring new sectors, investing in vocational training, and promoting entrepreneurial education alongside digitalization struck a chord with Divia Deesha Gungah. She noted the transformative potential of collaboration, emphasizing Mauritius’ commitment to cooperation as a driver of growth and empowerment for SMEs.
Mr. Marday Venkatasamy, the President of the COMESA Business Council, highlighted the synergy between CBC and MCCI in their shared commitment to empower SMEs on the path to economic prosperity. He emphasized the CBC’s role in supporting the business community by addressing global challenges such as climate change, advancing financial inclusion, adopting new technologies, and progressing toward digitalization.
Mrs. Namita Jagarnath Hardowar, President of the MCCI, aptly described SMEs as catalysts for invention, innovation, and the development of new ideas and technologies. She underlined the significant increase in women entrepreneurs in Mauritius and the need for ongoing support to provide them access to markets, training, networking opportunities, and prospects in the realm of digital entrepreneurship.
For Divia Deesha Gungah, Director of ProCare Health Services Ltd, expressed her enthusiasm for participating in the COMESA-MCCI Digital Financial Inclusion workshop. She found the event to be an enriching experience and was energized to connect with fellow business professionals and entrepreneurs. The workshop’s focus on digital financial inclusion and its potential for SMEs aligns perfectly with the dynamic business landscape. ProCare Health Services, under her leadership, looks forward to contributing to the world of digital entrepreneurship and collaborating with like-minded individuals to help SMEs thrive in the digital age.