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MOI Signing Between NCDM, Cambodia and ADPC

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is implementing the program “Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Response in Asia” in six countries, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, in order to improve the preparedness and humanitarian response to disasters, strengthening the interface and partnership between Government and Local humanitarian organizations and enhancing capacities through partnerships, knowledge resourc

STRENGTHENING DISASTER AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN ASIA; Roadmap for SME Resilience

Principally, the Roadmap document serves as a means of:

• Collating and clarifying priority areas for enhancing the disaster preparedness and coping capacities of SMEs in the Philippines

• Identifying the relevant actors, stakeholders or policy owners for addressing these issues

• Outlining potential approaches or pilot initiatives for tackling the identified challenges

STRENGTHENING DISASTER AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN ASIA; ENABLING ENVIRONMENT & OPPORTUNITIES

 A disaster-resilient enterprise is one that has the capacity to anticipate, resist or absorb, and then accommodate or recover from a hazard that affects it, returning to at least the equivalent state of economic health that it enjoyed beforehand, and continuing to grow and develop without detrimental long-term effects.

STRENGTHENING DISASTER AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE OF SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN ASIA; SME RESILIENCE SURVEY RESULTS

Disaster occurrences cause losses and disruption in business operations among small and medium enterprises. The iPrepare Business facility intends to address this through the Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises in Asia Project. One of the activities under the project is conducting of a survey among SMEs to understand the state of their disaster resilience, including capacity gaps and needs. Specifically, the survey covered questions risk exposure, experiences from previous disaster, Business Continuity Plan adoption, incentives and training needs.

Regional Synthesis Report on Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises in Asia

In 2015, the iPrepare Business facility began working with country partners in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam to implement a regional project on “Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises in Asia.” The project aimed to build disaster-resilient enterprises by: 

1. identifying actions to strengthen resilience of SMEs;

2. providing technical assistance in strengthening resilience to selected SMEs on a demand-driven basis;

Resilient Business for Resilient Nations and communities

This report focuses on the private sector, as key stakeholders whose decisions and actions impact levels of resilience to climate-related disasters, and whose dynamism, innovation and positioning contribute to the body of knowledge on risk and resilience, significantly shaping responses. Analysis of the private sector’s involvement in Asia-Pacific disaster risk management is still evolving, and good practices need to be more systematically collated. This report is among the first to document the evolving thoughts and practices of the private sector in disaster risk management.

Focus Group Discussions in Pakistan

As part of baseline assessment, three Focus Group Discussions (FGD), to understand the overall humanitarian ecosystem and the perception of the stakeholders were conducted in Pakistan on 15, 20 and 22 September in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar respectively. The main objectives of these FGDs were:

· To understand the Emergency Response coordination mechanism in Pakistan;

· To understand the existing institutional humanitarian capacity for the emergency response;

· To determine the role of the humanitarian stakeholders in Pakistan;

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