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ARISE Philippines partnership brings DRR to small and medium enterprises

This February 21-22, the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) Philippines used the power of partnership to convene Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of the Philippines to take part in the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction: Achieving Resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises. The workshop was organized in partnerships with UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Global Education Training Institute (GETI), SM Prime and the National Resilience Council. “Our goal is to ensure a continuing education program for all our SMEs so they can develop their climate and disaster resilient business action plans and ensure continuity of their respective businesses. This program is a critical component of our strategic Business Continuity Management System, as it will complement our BCP or Disaster Recovery Facility that aims to serve our more than 6,000 tenants in SM malls nationwide,” according to Liza Silerio, VP for SM Supermalls and Lead Person of ARISE Philippines.

UNISDR Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute (ONEA-GETI). (2019, March 29). ARISE Philippines partnership brings DRR to small and medium enterprises. ONEA-GETI newsletter, 21. Retrieved from