Chapter 13 - Business Continuity as a Means to Strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction in a Coastal Community of Oyster Farmers

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The Philippines is located in a region where climate and geological hazards often lead to disasters affecting many lives of its citizens. This paper discusses how business continuity initiatives were used to introduce and strengthen DRR for a community of oyster farmers in the Philippines; that are among the poor and marginalized sectors vulnerable to coastal hazards. The geological hazards that may affect the livelihood of those oyster farmers were assessed and the appropriate business continuity and DRR initiatives were recommended. The success of these initiatives depends on a strong collaboration between the partner community organization of oyster farmers; business sector; government and higher educational institutions.