In celebration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI) conducted the “E-HANDA Webinar: Helping MSMEs Build Forward Better” on 13 October 2021. The event was aimed at raising awareness on the available programs and reference materials to help strengthen the business continuity and recovery strategies of MSMEs. SGV Senior Director and BCMAP Director Alvin Manuel was among the speakers during the event.
Alvin during Disaster Risk Reduction webinar
Alvin talked about business continuity and enterprise resilience in the Philippine context. He looked into the risks and challenges faced by Philippine organizations even before the pandemic, ranging from cybersecurity and data privacy threats, to environmental and regulatory shifts, to changes in consumer behavior and a greater reliance on increasingly complex ecosystems. He shared his insights and experience around business continuity and resilience and how organizations can reshape their businesses for current and future challenges.