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Filipe Naigulevu
Saturday, February 03, 2018

ABOUT 75 per cent of businesses in Fiji do not have continuity and disaster recovery plans, says Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council (FBDRC) deputy chairperson Leonard Chan.

Quoting findings from a survey conducted between the council and partners post Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016, Mr Chan said one out of four businesses do not actually reopen after natural disasters.

With these concerning statistics, Mr Chan said the FBDRC, established two years ago, had planned to assist businesses in Fiji through Business Continuity Planning (BCP) training.

The initiative saw more than 30 participants from various businesses and organisations in Suva completing a two-day a Business Continuity Planning training of trainers on Thursday.

According to Mr Chan, the council viewed BCP as a very important segment of any business which was proven after TC Winston.

"The initiative of this training came about soon after Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016 and the effects of the cyclone actually," Mr Chan said.

"Following that we actually, carried out surveys with our different partners here in Fiji and we realised that 75 per cent of businesses in Fiji do not actually have a BCP and further to that we have also realised that one out of four businesses do not actually re-open.

"Then we asked ourselves this question, what we can do as a council to help these businesses.

"So basically this is where we set up the trainers of trainers on business continuity planning."

The FBDRC had also identified BCP training as a priority training area for businesses of Fiji because a large number of SMEs in Fiji had not undertaken any form of disaster resilience or business continuity planning.








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