SP backs enhancement of MSMEs through LAYERTECH software

THE 19th city Council during its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy, authorized City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the city government and the

Layertech Software Labs, Inc. (LAYERTECH).

This covers the collaboration of the parties to support women’s economic empowerment activities, programs, and projects by providing services for the advancement of grassroots entrepreneurship, internal trade relations, business innovation and

excellence in the city.

LAYERTECH is one of the partners of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (WGDPP) in implementing the Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) to empower women in eight pilot cities in the country.

Under the MOU, LAYERTECH shall provide online and technical support to beneficiaries in the installation and use of the Business Management Console and Restaurant Management Console software (B/RMC) in the business operation for free.

It shall assign a focal person from among its programs and operations and distribute a Do-it-Yourself e-learning Module and Guide in entering the digital company to women-MSMEs as identified by LGU-CDO, among others.

For its part, the city shall look for and invite women-MSMEs who want to avail of the B/RMC software for digital business operation, and identify women-MSMEs as the beneficiaries of the self-help e-learning Module Guide in Entering the Digital Economy.

The city shall also share with LAYERTECH the socio-demographic data users and beneficiaries’ feedback and such other information which may be gathered while and or during project implementation.

According to Mayor Moreno, the partnership is intended to capacitate women engaged in Micro Medium, Small Enterprises (MSMEs) to adopt the digital technology to further enhance their businesses.

He said the parties will endeavor to access needed funds from government agencies, other donor agencies, and private groups to support the program, thus the city is not required to allocate its own funds for the collaboration.