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DRI China Preparing Master Business Continuity Professional Course and Certification

July 26, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International is proud to announce DRI China’s plans to launch the Master’s Case Study Review (BCP 601) course, paving the way for Chinese business continuity professionals to earn DRI’s highest level of certification, the MBCP (Master Business Continuity Professional). “I am beyond excited for this course and certification to be made available to resilience […]

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How Do You Solve a Business Disruption Like The 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

July 26, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Every Olympic host city has to figure out how to keep its businesses operating while incorporating a staggering influx of visitors on its transportation and infrastructure. As Tokyo gears up for the 2020 games, it’s come up with a bold solution: everyone stay home! More than eight million people commute into Tokyo every day, using […]

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2018 Closed with a Volcano Eruption Creating a Deadly Tsunami

January 24, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Disaster struck Indonesia late in 2018, causing 437 deaths and massive destruction, while Australia saw its costliest event in years, according to the latest Global Catastrophe Recap. On Dec. 22, the volcano Anak Krakatau erupted, resulting in a destructive tsunami that hit the Sunda Strait coast. 437 were killed, making this the fourth-deadliest event of […]

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Tonga hit by near-total internet blackout

January 23, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The BBC reports: Tonga is experiencing a near total blackout of mobile and internet services after the country’s only undersea cable was damaged. The problem took the island nation of about 100,000 people by surprise on Sunday night. Bad weather is being blamed as the cause of the fault. Read More.

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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: Major Impacts by Region

January 14, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. But every region defines its risks differently. Here’s the current landscape. The DRI Future Vision Committee analyzed probability and impact responses for each […]

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DRI Leadership Perspectives: Japanese Resilience and Preparation in Advance of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

October 18, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By Chloe Demrovsky, President & CEO, DRI International From floods in western Japan brought on by unusually torrential rain to earthquakes in both Osaka and Hokkaido to a record-setting heat wave, Japan has been hit by multiple natural disasters in 2018. This is not unusual, but climate change is making it worse. In their position […]

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Typhoon Mangkhut Worst Storm of 2018 So Far: Death and Destruction in the Philippines and China

September 21, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The Philippines, the southern China coast and Hong Kong were battered over Sept. 14-16 by Typhoon Mangkhut, which has been dubbed the most intense storm of the year. And while the storm itself has subsided, the death and destruction is still being calculated. In the Philippines, the storm fiercely struck the island of Luzon, killing […]

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Typhoon Maria Brings Devastation to East Asia

July 12, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Flooding and landslides have devastated the central western regions of Japan following heavy rains. Millions of people are under evacuation orders, 270,000 are without water, and most recent news reports 179 dead and more than 50 missing. Residents were unprepared for the 70 inches of torrential rainfall from Typhoon Maria over the past two weeks […]

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DRI Leadership Perspectives: Resilience in the Philippines at the BCMAP Summit

June 25, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By Kelsey Rose DRI Director of Global Operations Most of us will remember Haiyan-Yolanda, the typhoon that devastated the Philippines in 2013. Following Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda, the DRI Foundation partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild the lives and livelihoods of those affected. Since then, the people and organizations of the Philippines have been working […]

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Severe Storms Cover the Globe, Bringing Flooding, Devastation, and Death

June 15, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The U.S. and Canada dealt with four separate severe weather outbreaks through May, including wind, hail, and flash floods, while heavy seasonal rains poured over parts of Asia and Africa, according to the latest recap of global weather catastrophes. The severe storms in the U.S. mostly damaged the eastern 2/3 of the country, from the […]

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