Public-Private Partnership on Advancing Learning among Enterprises towards Resilience and Transformation (ALERT)
The MSME Resilience and Recovery after COVID-19 webinar series was conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry-Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprises Development (DTI-BSMED), ARISE Philippines, and the National Resilience Council (NRC) last August 8 and 15, 2020.
Said series is part of the DTI-BSMED and SM Supermalls’ Public-Private Partnership on Advancing Learning among Enterprises towards Resilience and Transformation (ALERT) where NRC is the lead implementing partner of ARISE Philippines. It promoted awareness and understanding of disaster resilience and business continuity planning concepts, practices and instruments and assisted the 70 SM’s tenants/company lessee in attendance in the development of their Business Continuity Plan (BCP) using a simplified BCP template.
Among the resource speakers were Director Susana Juangco of Office of the Civil Defense (OCD)’s Capacity-Building and Training Service, DTI BSMED Director Jerry Clavesillas, Senior Advisor Jimmy Loro, Senior Advisor for the GIZ Regulatory Framework Promotion of Pro-poor Insurance Markets in Asia (RFPI Asia), Head of Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers’ Iren Bello, Vice-President of SB Corporation-Planning and Advocacy Frank Lloyd Gonzaga while UP Institute of Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI)’s Ms. Joanna Rose T. Laddaran and NRC facilitated the BCP Workshop.
The capacity building on Business Continuity Plan to its Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is SM Prime’s commitment to the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments.