About the Program
The Tourism Women-Owned MSME's COVID-19 Resilience Program is an initiative between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade & Immigration, Taiwan Technical Missions (Grantor), and the Ministry of Tourism & Diaspora Relations. The program is a result of the Taiwan ICDF grant agreement "Enhancing the economic empowerment of women in Latin America and the Caribbean in the COVID-19 Post-pandemic Era: Technical Assistance for Women's Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Financial inclusion."
The funds from this grant agreement will be used to provide technical assistance to address some of the fundamental challenges that Women-Owned MSMEs need to tackle on a sustainable basis. In the post COVID-19 environment, tourism related economic subsector will remain the top industry for Belize. Opportunities will continue to open for the sectors, directly and indirectly, related to the tourism industry, Micro, Small, or Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) need to reimagine their business models going forward to optimize their chances of success and recovery.
- Improved public and private sector collaboration to address impacts of COVID-19 on Belize's women-owned tourism MSMEs in Cayo, Caye Caulker, Hopkins, and Placencia.
- Diagnosis of thirty (30) women-owned tourism MSMEs' business service models to assess the needs and priorities key to their business operations.
- Thirty (30) women-owned tourism MSMEs with Bio-Security Protocols for minimum requirements.
- Digital Transformation & Enhancement of Online Business Models of thirty (30) women-owned tourism MSMEs.