On August 23, 2017, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy in the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cebu Provincial Government represented by Provincial Administrator Mark Tolentino, at the Cebu Provincial Capitol.

This signals the merging of resources in promoting and scaling up Business Continuity Management (BCM) in the province.

Under this partnership, the Philippines Centre will train at least 50 BCM trainers from the province to speed up the scale-out process to cities, municipalities and barangays.

The MOU signing was held during the forum on Business Continuity Management and Business Continuity Planning (BCM/BCP). The forum aimed to raise awareness and appreciation of BCM/BCP as a disaster risk reduction mechanism among micro, small and medium enterprises, cooperatives and local disaster risk reduction and management officers (LDRRMOs).

During the forum, Philippines Centre’s Learning and Quality Specialist Louie John Aguila introduced the Academy’s learning platform Kaya. He encouraged participants to access relevant humanitarian and development training courses available on the platform.

The Provincial Government of Cebu is the first LGU partner of the Academy. Dong Wana, Academy Centre Programs Lead and Mel Domingo, BCP Program Manager witnessed the MOU signing.

The Centre brought Mel Cabodil, President of the Business Continuity Managers Association of the Philippines as resource person to the forum. He discussed Business Continuity Management guidelines with the different MSMEs, LDRRMOs, cooperatives, and offices of the provincial government present at the forum.

 

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