Dear  Sir,

The BCI-Business Continuity Institute of UK will be having the World Wide Community Resilience Volunteer Week as from 16-20 August 2019.  The event is sought to provide attendees from NGOs, Government, Social organizations, Communities and Nonprofit Organizations with an opportunity to gain an insight to achieve a better understanding of the processes and systems which must be implemented in order to tackle a disruptive incident in their respective organizations.

What Is Community Resilience Volunteer Week

The main objective of this community Resilience week is to help organizations, communities and societies to have a general awareness on Organizational Resilience and  Business Continuity Management Systems.

Community Resilience Volunteer Week (CRVW) encourages Business Continuity and Resilience professionals to participate in pro bono work to enable communities to benefit from their valuable skillsets.

Life Continuity

In that context, Life Continuity which is the Licensed Training Partner of the Business Continuity Institute of UK will be organizing a series of free presentations of a duration of 2 to 2 half hours during the CRVW week on “How Organizational Resilience and Business Continuity Management can benefit the Non Profit organizations.

Objectives Of The Presentation

As per my observations, I found that the members of  your Association are doing a lot of social work at Societal  level and with the main objective of having  a more resilient society . In order to attain those objectives by individual members, they themselves have to be resilient and must be able to continue their critical operations during a major incident like flooding, flashflood, fire, tsunami, accident, man made incidents, technical incidents etc.

The awareness presentation will cover the different components of a Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) which has to be put in place in order to reduce the risk of business interruption and how to continue the operation of their Mission Critical Activities.

We will also demonstrate what differentiates a crisis from an incident, an emergency or a disaster, and how crises can develop.


The proposed agenda will be as follows:

Available Dates : Friday 16 , Monday 19  and Tuesday 20 Aug 19

Available Timings: 09: 00- 12:00 hrs

Registration : 09:00 hrs- 09:30 hrs


Session one 09:30- 10:45 hrs

  •  Understanding the concept of Organizational Resilience and Business Continuity Management Systems, Business Impact Analysis, Risk Management, Crisis Management, Disaster Risk Reduction
  • On overview of the BCI Business Continuity Management Life Cycle and the six professional Practices. –Policy and Programme Management, BIA, Strategy, Implementation and Validation.
  • Introduction of ISO 22301-Societal Security and Business Continuity Management System.

Tea Break- 10:45  – 11:00 hrs

Session two: 11:00 hrs to 11:45 hrs

Continuity of the presentation on the different Professional Practices of a Business Continuity Management Systems.

Session three: 11:45- 12:00 hrs

Questions and Answers

Kindly let me know by Friday  09 August 19  if your members will be interested in participating in the Community Resilience Week and the number of organizations participating. In order to have a better interaction with the members and also within the limited time, I will prefer a batch of not more than 60 members and from different organizations.


Option 1: The presentation can be done at Life Continuity Ltd but the number of participants is limited to 15.

Option 2  Your organisation provide provide the venue with facilities for presentation and also the refreshment.

As this is an international event for BCI and for our records, I shall be grateful if you can give us the permission
to put pictures of the event on our website and a copy of the number of attendees.


Best Regards


Chetty Ekambarum Saminada –B.E,MBA,MBCI,MCMI,MI Ex(Grad)

Managing Director Life Continuity Ltd
BCI Board Director for Africa
BCI Licensed Training Partner
PECB Training partner for ISO Certification Training.