24 March 2020
All FMO staff will keep working from home until June 1st, following the new measures announced by the Dutch government in the containment and mitigation approach regarding Corona.
We have created an FMO e-mail address to which all Corona related questions can henseforth be directed: firstname.lastname@example.org
19 March 2020
Which guidelines and protocols is FMO following?
On March 17th, the Dutch government put new travel measures in place, following the announcement of travel restrictions announced by the EU. Effective immediately, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises all people living in the Netherlands, not to travel abroad unless absolutely essential (code ‘Orange’). This measure is in place for the next 30 days.
Ensuring business continuity
Although the circumstances are challenging, we are putting a business continuity plan into action. We have taken measures to empower our people to work remotely; our systems are well equipped to support these circumstances and with a little creativity in terms of how we connect with one another, we will continue to partner with our stakeholders and clients as before. In addition, we are actively reaching out to our clients and investees to keep in close contact with us so, together, we can anticipate any potential side effects that could materially impact your business or our partnership in a timely fashion. We remain available for all our partners and clients that need our assistance: they can count on our support as always.
17 March 2020
FMO staff from our regional offices in Johannesburg, Singapore and Nairobi will also be working from home. Just like our The Hague office staff, they will remain at your service and at your disposal if you have any questions.
15 March 2020
All people working in our office in The Hague will keep working from home until 6 April 2020. In addition, we will adopt the principle of ‘social distancing’ as much as we can, replacing face-to-face contact with digital tools if possible, so the speed at which the virus can spread, will slow down.
Our regional offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi and Singapore remain open for the moment. Developments are closely monitored, and decisions whether or not to close the office, will be made based on the local circumstances and in consultation with our office partners.
Our staff will remain at your service as before and at your disposal if you have any questions.
13 March 2020
The FMO Office in The Hague is closed today. Our staff is working from home and at your service if you have any questions.
06 March 2020
Due to the Corona virus outbreak we have taken measures internally and externally to help contain the virus from spreading further. We encourage where possible to have telephone meetings or video conferences instead of face-to-face meetings. Until further notice all non-essential travels for our staff have been postponed.
Our visitors will be asked about their recent travels when entering our building, specifically if they have been in an area where there is an increased risk (as specified by the RIVM, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment). Unfortunately, visitors who have traveled to areas of increased risk within the past 14 days, will not be permitted to access our premises. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and are at your disposal should you have any questions.