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The Japanese Approach to BC/DR

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2018

Author: Shinobu Sasaki

Japan is a country that continues to suffer serious natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, and floods. In most cases, these are widespread incidents that impact a fairly large geographic region. In planning or such wide area disasters, the DR strategy may depend on the location where the incident occurred. Using real-lie case studies, this session will explain the unique approach the Japanese have to BC and DR.

Tags: Best Practices, Business Continuity Program, Global Strategy, Earthquakes, Asia, Case Study

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2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Information Gathering Field Survey

Author: DRI Japan

On April 14, 2016, a strong earthquake occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. In Kumamoto Prefecture, many buildings, including hospitals, collapsed and utilities were disrupted by the main shock and aftershocks. DRI Japan worked with Osaka University researchers to send a questionnaire about the actual conditions for information collection and sharing at the time of Kumamoto earthquake to the top information managers of the four major hospitals in Kumamoto city. The results are detailed in this research paper.

Tags: Earthquakes, Asia

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West Valley Fault Threat in Manila

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

Renato Solidum, Jr. discusses the implications of the magnitute 7.2 earthquake for Metro Manila and Nearby Provinces.

Tags: Earthquakes, Asia

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Addressing Gaps in Current Capabilities for Regional Integrated Risk to Enhance Resilience/Business and Operational Continuity

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - Dominican University of California - July 10, 2015

Author: Paula Scalingi, PhD

This presentation looks at current gaps in defining resilience, using a case study of the aftermath of the 2014 Napa Valley earthquake as an example.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Resiliency, Risk Management, Case Study, Earthquakes

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Crisis Planning & Strategy: Using Earthquakes as a Case Study

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - Dominican University of California - July 10, 2015

Author: Matt Bogaard

Earthquakes and numerous other passive threats to business continuity are challenging from a planning perspective because we can't predict when they might strike and how severe the impact will be. However, nearly all of the downstream, post-incident impacts can be anticipated and addressed pre-incident. A cutting-edge, comprehensive program at DreamWorks (the first of its kind in southern California) will provide attendees with tangible, specific examples of how to proactively prepare for crisis. Earthquakes provide a very topical and relevant foundation for this discussion, but the strategic framework put forth in this presentation can be overlaid onto virtually any crisis.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Earthquakes, Case Study, Public Sector

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Public-Private Partnerships are essential to attaining the next level of resilience in Japan and the greater global community

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: Chloe Demrovsky, Executive Director, DRI International

This white paper, developed based on a presentation at the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, discusses the need for partnerships between the public and private sectors and how to work together to plan for a disaster event, using the 2011 earthquake in Japan as a recent example.

Tags: Public-Private Partnership, White Paper, Asia, Earthquakes

Recovery to Resilience: A Haiti Case Study

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2013

Author: Angela Devlen

Thanks to sponsorship from the DRI International Foundation, Mahila Partnership has expanded its project in Haiti to improve post-disaster economic and health outcomes for women and girls, as well as building long-term resiliency. This presentation discusses the overarching principles of effective recovery but in the context of an active post-disaster initiative. Attendees will understand how post-disaster relief and recovery programs must promote long-term risk reduction, as well as how investments rather than aid yields both short-term and long-term sustainable results.

Tags: Community Resilience, Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Resiliency, Case Study, Earthquakes

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From Mega-Disasters to Marathon Recovery: What's Going on in Japan? Lots!

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2012

Author: Shinji Hosotsubo and Nathan Rhoden

An earthquake. A tsunami. And a nuclear crisis. The $300 billion disaster shocked Japan and the world. In its aftermath, the Japanese are responding to an improbable situation with some impossibly intelligent solutions! This session explores Japan's complex, multi-layered supply chain, how your organization likely is dependent upon it, and how Japanese business continuity thought leaders are pairing traditional risk mitigation strategies (like geographic diversification) with new-fangled thinking (including reciprocal agreements that really work!) to create a win-win for suppliers big and small as well as the countless companies around the world that rely on them.

Tags: BIA, Emergency preparedness, Asia, Risk Management, Supply Chain, Earthquakes

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