"After the ToT, I joined a resource team to conduct BCM training and awareness programs for SME holders in Rathnapura and Kaluthara districts in Sri Lanka. As a trainer, I worked with my team to make the training programs interactive, and in the end, the participants expressed interest in establishing a BCM plan for their businesses.
Running a successful business requires an understanding of how to serve customers, regardless of market conditions and the negative influences of internal and external environments. Business continuity management (BCM) helps businesses stay running during natural and manmade disasters, economic downturns, bad publicity etc. While some business owners like to believe that they can quickly come up with a "Plan B" to work through a crisis, the world's best corporate leaders spend time making plans for events they hope will never happen.
Saturday 28th July was an important day for the community at Paragoda West. More than hundred residents at Paragoda West Grama Niladhari division enthusiastically gathered to Kithulegoda Primary School for a mock drill on emergency response. Paragoda West is a small Grama Niladhari Division situated in Bulathasinhala Divisional Secretary division in Kaluthara district of Sri Lanka. This village is highly vulnerable to frequent floods and in the year of 2017, 204 people were displaced, and 117 households were damaged.
National level workshop for Reviewing the existing SOPs in Kukuleganga, 28th, 29th of March, 2019
Training on disaster management and first aid for CSO representatives in Rathnapura District from 06-07 June 2019
The first full day training progarmme on Business Continuity Management (BCM) for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) community in Kaluthara district - 04th June 2019 at Mathugama District Secretariat, Mathugama.
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the program in 2016 on 'Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Emergency Response' in six Asian countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Each country has completed a sample baseline survey of selected at-risk geographical areas with the goal of investigating the current context and engagement of government entities, the private sector, local NGOs / civil s
Dr. S. Amalanathan, Director General of Disaster Management Centre explaining the objectives of the workshop.
Participants from police to port authorities pondered on new sector-based disaster management plans.