31 Aug 2015

Training of Trainers on Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning


The Training of Trainers (ToT) held in Khao Yai, Thailand, from 25 to 27 August 2015 was attended by representatives from Software Park, the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP), the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), SME Bank and ISUZU.

The training was organized by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and supported by the GIDRM as part of the joint project with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on ‘Strengthening resilience of SMEs’. The participants from the public and private sector were instructed to provide training and advisory services to SMEs on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP). Together they worked with case study scenarios and BCP templates to learn how to set incentives as a governmental agency for SMEs to adopt BCP, and how to support small- and medium sized business partners to strengthen supply chains. The participants will meet again in September to continue their training.

Cover photo: © GIZ / Dirk Ostermeier