Pathfinder Beyond the Box : Connecting Micro & SME Sectors to Contribute towards Economic Prosperity In a Digital Savvy, Post - COVID-19 Sri Lanka
Pathfinder Beyond the Box: Connecting Micro & SME Sectors to Contribute towards Economic Prosperity In a Digital Savvy, Post—COVID-19 Sri Lanka. Well known Banker & Senior Visiting Fellow of Pathfinder Foundation, Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah, was engaged by the Foundation to lead a small work group to examine the implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Micro and Small & Medium Enterprise segment (SME) and tourism/ inbound leisure sector related supply chains. The study also took the opportunity to examine the current state of the ‘start up’ eco system, specifically the Fin-tec and Agri-tec players and the opportunities for this sector to energise the MSME/SME segment in contributing meaningfully towards the economic revival of Sri Lanka. Knowledgeable and experienced persons ranging from policy makers, private sector and business chambers were invited as panellists at the three workshops moderated by Mr Theagarajah. VISA International joined Pathfinder as a strategic partner in bringing local and global insights relating to the role of ‘digitalisation’ in the above conversation.