Activities Round Up

Date : 21 Dec to 21 Dec 2013
Place : New Delhi
Organised by : FISME

KNN and SMB Connect


The final part of a 20-city-series of the MSME focused programmes, the ‘SMB connect’ was organized in New Delhi on 21st Dec 2013 with FISME as partner.

On the occasion a special presentation was made on Knowledge and News Network (KNN)- a new age online  media platform created by FISME and GIZ to collate and disseminate news, views and concerns of Indian SMEs.

Shri  Sachin Vashishta  (Media Adviser –Digital) highlighted as to how the KNN  platform could be leveraged to improve policies and spur innovation among MSMEs. 

Explaining how  effective and timely reporting could improve decision makings and bring to focus the immediate MSME concerns, he gave two recent instances exclusively reported by KNN which led to immediate action. During Uttrakhand floods, KNN focused reporting on business losses suffered by MSMEs which led to announcement of a relief package by the government. Similarly, during recent cyclone in Odisha it was only KNN which because of its access to the industry associations kept reporting on the losses to the SME sectors. The news was later picked by mainstream media and became a national issue.