Joanna Rose Laddaran, University Extension Specialist of UP ISSI, recently served as a speaker in the Asia Risk & Resilience Conference (ARRC) 2019 conducted in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. ARRC 2019 is co-organized by Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd (BCP Asia) and the Risk and Insurance Management Association of Singapore (RIMAS).
Laddaran’s paper “Lessons Learned on the Role of MSMEs in Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction,” highlighted case stories of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines. These case stories included their disaster experiences, natural and human-induced threats challenging their business operations, and disaster preparedness and business strategies that the enterprises were able to do to minimize impact on their customers, employees, and their business. This paper was presented on the 2nd day of the ARRC under the plenary session on Dealing with the Quickly Changing Climate & Natural Hazards: Ensuring Disaster Risk Reduction for now and the future with a Study in SMEs within the Philippines.
The Conference was a great venue to share lessons learned from MSMEs in the Philippines, and how UP ISSI assists in the development of a culture of preparedness among MSMEs in the Philippines.
Laddaran’s attendance to the Conference last 28 – 30 August 2019 in Singapore is in line with her designation as the Resource Speaker of the UP ISSI’s Honing Agents for Natural Disaster Awareness (HANDA) Program, which is a localized disaster preparedness and business continuity planning program for MSMEs. Her participation in the conference was supported by the UP Diliman Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) Research Dissemination Grant.
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