In recognition of the importance of regional economic resilience, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), in collaboration with other agencies responsible for SME promotion and focal agencies for disaster risk management, launched the project “Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises in Asia”. The project seeks to engage micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines on disaster risk management (DRM) activities.

Project Objective

The project aims to build disaster-resilient businesses nationwide, by undertaking the following activities:

  1. Identifying actions to strengthen resilience of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs);
  2. Providing technical assistance in strengthening resilience to selected MSMEs on a demand-driven basis;
  3. Supporting governments in strengthening the enabling environment that promotes risk sensitive and informed investments by SMEs; and
  4. Facilitating knowledge sharing at the regional level.

Partner Agencies:

  • Office of Civil Defense (OCD)
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Department of the Interior and Local Government
  • Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
  • Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)
  • Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
  • Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) Philippines
  • Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP)
  • Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
  • GIZ-Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management
  • Local Government Units (LGUs)
  • Local Trade and Industry Associations
  • Other government and non-government organizations (NGOs).

Contact Us

Department of Trade and Industry
Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED)
2nd Floor Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City
Phone : (+632) 7791.3310 / 8896.7916

MSME Resiliency Related Materials

Acknowledging the need to further promote awareness on disaster resilience among different micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country, the National MSME Resilience Core Group developed the MSME Guide to Disaster Resilience, designed to serve as a reference material for MSMEs in understanding business continuity practices and the basic concepts of disaster risk reduction and management.

The following MSME resiliency related materials are outputs of the “Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises in Asia” Project, an initiative in partnership with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The project is supported by Asian Development Bank’s Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund, financed by the Government of Canada, and the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) through the GIZ within the framework of the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management.