Fiji mid-year update 2018

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 1 July 2018
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To date the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council (FBDRC)  has about 290 members from the private sector/business communities, government agencies, civil society organisations and development partners

The highlights of activities by the Council from January to June 2018 include:

  • The Council participated and provided inputs in the review of Fiji National Disaster Management Act and Plan. 
  • Coordinated the training for local businesses to develop their own Business Continuity Plan. About 34 local businesses participated with about 46 people trained. Trainings are also earmarked for other parts of the country.
  • During the month of April, two cyclones, Josie and Keni struck Fiji and affected the local communities and businesses. Both cyclones caused flooding which killed nine people and displaced 8,000 people. The Council was fully engaged through sending out bulletins and information updates to all its members and also supporting relief and recovery work.
  • Fiji also had an outbreak of Meningitis. The Council supported the MENINGITIS C vaccination campaign and its members provided cold storage for vaccines.
  • Resilience Programme with UNDP
  • Vinaka Fiji Project

The Council through the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation and in partnership with COP23, Fiji Government and other Development Partners will be hosting the Global Employers Climate Action Forum in Suva on 25 July 2018. The organisers aim to draw in international employers’ organisations, Asia Pacific region employers’ associations to dialogue on their contributions and commitment in the implementation of the Paris Agreement through National Determined Contributions. 

Photo: ILO