The COVID-19 pandemic represents an existential threat to our customers and to our staff. While all countries in the world are concerned, it touches Africa in a very specific way.
Because the COVID-19 emergency limits mobility and increases the need for people to work from home, the cyber-security perimeter has rapidly expanded. What was previously deemed sufficient to address existing and ever-growing cyber-threats has had to be re-evaluated.
The COVID-19 crisis has put an extraordinary amount of stress on global and local businesses, and neither our customers nor our network banks are an exception in this case.
At AccessGroup, we believe that intense human capacity building and resource management will improve management of our institutions and prepare our staff for upcoming challenges, especially in times of complex, potentially disruptive changes. To achieve this, we build on a competency-based HR approach, which takes a holistic approach to people development: the Access Development Programme.
AccessHolding and its network institutions continue to support global efforts to slow down and eventually halt the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its economic impact on vulnerable segments in developing countries.
The world is currently facing a global crisis we have not experienced before. We feel the impact in our families, communities and every day at work. It has not been easy to change routines and habits quickly. We are concerned about what the world will look like after the crisis, but at the same time we are already working on better solutions for tomorrow.
In this time of global crisis, AccessHolding, as a socially-responsible institution, remains committed to its employees, clients, and partners worldwide.