As the world grapples with the climate crisis, conflicts and lingering effects of the pandemic, support to MSMEs in developing countries is critical.

The virtual HLPF side event “Climate Competitiveness: How Small businesses in developing countries can contribute to a climate smart recovery and Agenda 2030 through international trade” took place on 6 July 2022 and it featured a panel of innovative eco-entrepreneurs and those who support them on how transitioning to a low-carbon economy helps them to be more competitive and resilient to future crises.

Opening remark: Ms. Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director of ITC


Ms. Yvonne Otieno, Chief Executive Officer, Miyonga Fresh Greens’s (Kenya)

Mr. Gastón Vizcarra, President, Candela (Peru)

Mr. Vedant Gandhi, Co-Founder Recycle X and Youth Ecopreneur Awardee, Recycle X (India)

Mr. Binayak Malla, ITC Lead, GreenToCompete Hub – Nepal Mr. Brian-Lee Chandler

ITC National Project Coordinator Barbados – Coconuts project