28 Sep 2018

USAID helps Samoan businesses in disaster resilience

1:19 pm on 28 September 2018

Helping Samoan small businesses be better prepared for natural disasters was the aim of a one day workshop run by the United States government and local commerce.

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It was part of the US Agency for International Development's Ready project, which aims to strengthen the environmental and disaster resilience of Pacific countries.

About 30 people from small and medium-sized businesses learnt about the importance of continuity planning, the role of first responders and recovery after disasters.

USAID's has run similar programmes around the Pacific.