TamarInfo - Issue 2, 2020

Covid-19 has provided its fair share of challenges, which has forced many organizations to go back to the drawing board and identify ways in which their businesses can continue.

This is why we have come up with innovative and tailor made solutions that will best suit your varying communication needs. We also note with interest that organizations are beginning to embrace the ‘new normal’ and gradually starting to adapt.
Here is an update of what we have been up to the past few months:

First Virtual Meeting for African Protected Areas Directors Conference

In April, we coordinated virtual simultaneous interpretation in a meeting of executive directors convened by one of the region’s wildlife foundations.

This was the first virtual meeting of its kind, aimed at sharing lessons on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on park management and revenues.  30 CEO’s from across Africa participated in this virtual meeting that presented an opportunity for conservation leaders to demonstrate their leadership and explore new, long-term models for conservation. Key note speaker was the former President of Tanzania, Hon. Benjamin Mkapa who urged African governments to prioritize investing in nature.

Health Workshops in West Africa

We provided French to English virtual simultaneous interpretation and translation services for an African regional health advocacy organization which had country workshops in Burkina Faso and Liberia. The goal of the workshops was to raise awareness on the importance of quality of maternal health medicines. Also, to inform country decision makers of the new recommendations by the WHO relating to this issue.

Representatives from the WHO, pharmaceuticals experts, senior directors from the Ministry of Health and other professionals from the health industry attended.

Business Continuity Discussions

One of the largest funding organizations in Africa hosted a workshop to discuss ways in which businesses could maintain continuity to survive during and after the pandemic.

This was the start of several webinars where we coordinated virtual English- French simultaneous interpretation.

Entrepreneurs and business owners in the renewable energy and agribusiness sectors took part in the workshop. They emphasized the importance of carefully planning and undertaking steps to ensure survival of their businesses.

Corporate Social Responsibility

This pandemic has made us join hands and rally our greatest strength, the human spirit. At our company, we believe that our customers, team members and the community around us come first. We are committed to exploring new ways in which we can serve the community during these unprecedented times. It was therefore important for us to support our team member Patrick Rabuogi when he fell sick. We helped him by clearing medical bills and we wish him speedy recovery.

As this situation continues, we shall keep innovating and updating you of new developments. In the meantime, we hope you continue to prioritize your health and that of those around you in efforts to flatten the curve.

Stay safe.