The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), with the support of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), developed a planning toolkit for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), the most vulnerable group in the economic shocks due to Covid-19.
This toolkit has been adapted for Bangladesh with the assistance of the Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD) which will support SMEs to protect their employees and their work environment, reads a press release.
The toolkit includes: A planning tool organized around '10 tips' to make businesses resilient, a brief guide for impacted businesses with an 'additional 5 tips,' and an awareness-raising brochure summarizing the '10 tips' and the '5 additional tips'.
This toolkit also explains how an SME can continue its operations during this crisis using their existing resources.
Additionally, it includes guidance for businesses which are already affected by Covid-19.
The toolkit is available at the following link: http://www.undrr.org/bcp-ap
The BUILD is also collaborating with the UNDRR's the ARISE Network – the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies –to launch a national network in Bangladesh.