How can we get businesses back up and running as quickly as possible after a disaster?

This one-hour webinar aims to create awareness, generate discussion and share experiences and case studies around Business Continuity Planning (BCP).


Over the past 18 months the Philippines Academy Centre, in partnership with Unilever and Save the Children, has been running a programme on Business Continuity Planning for micro, small and medium enterprises. This programme aims to reach 1,000 business owners from across the Philippines, both from Unilever’s value chain and from the wider community, including several that are vulnerable to and have been subject to crises during the period. The aim is to build resilience in local supply chains and of small scale retailers, including getting businesses back up and running as quickly as possible after a natural disaster; to contribute to enhanced livelihoods in vulnerable communities in the Philippines.

During the webinar we explored the following:
• The Academy-Unilever partnership and BCP programme to date, and what it aims to achieve;
• The need for BCP for disaster risk reduction, and its impact through case studies;
• Practical tips and advice on how to start the BCP process;
• Methods for replicating and scaling the BCP programme.

The webinar included presentations from the Philippines Academy Centre and Unilever, followed by a Q&A session.

This webinar was targeted in particular to those who are seeking a stronger understanding of the practicalities and impact of Business Continuity Planning – including national and international humanitarian organisations, local and national governments, private sector, micro small and medium business owners, and the local community.

If you’d like to continue learning, our free online platform Kaya has a new course on Business Continuity Management and a Guide to Business Continuity Planning that you might find useful.

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