Private Sector Business Resilience Workshop
Purpose: The workshop will provide SMEs with a comprehensive introduction to business resilience, including disaster risk assessment, and planning to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster – business continuity planning. After the training, SMEs should be able to do a basic risk assessment and develop basic preparation, response and recovery plans.
Provider: The workshop will be facilitated by Breadfruit Consulting, Vanuatu, a business that has experience in helping SMEs in other Pacific countries to prepare for disasters. Inputs will also be provided by UNDP Pacific Risk Resilience Program and the Department of Energy.
Duration: 1 Day
Target Group: SMEs in the agribusiness, tourism and construction sectors
Proposed No of Participants: 20 – 30, including 7-8 SMEs located on remote Vanuatu islands, selected by VCCI as representative, proactive and climate relevant.
Relevance: The workshop directly supports the implementation of the Vanuatu Business Resilience Committee Work Plan projected for March/April 2018 as outlined:
Objective 1, Output 6, Deliverable b - Provide training and workshops to members and non-members on business continuity planning, with a particular focus on SMEs.
Objective 2, Output 4, Deliverable a - Conduct one training session per quarter for members and non-members of business continuity planning, weather pattern assessment, hazard identification, etc. Target these training sessions within geographic regions, for particular hazards and / or for particular industries.
UNDP’s Pacific Risk Resilience Program PRRP will run a risk analysis session during the training and subsequently monitor and further support the businesses, throughout the year. An SME in different industries will be selected as models. This will be proof whether business risk analysis was useful and help achieve resilience or not.