We are interested in establishing alliances with local, national and international organizations and networks. See current alliances below and please contact us for more information.
Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Australasia
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Australasian Chapter is pleased to have the opportunity to be involved with the Emergency 2.0 Wiki initiative and lead the content development, management and promotion of the Business Continuity (BC) Section.
The BCI is the world’s most eminent Business Continuity Management (BCM) institute and its name is instantly recognised as standing for good practice and professionalism. The aim of the BCI is to promote the art and science of Business Continuity Management worldwide. The BCI currently has over 6000 members in 100 countries.
The Wiki will be a key resource for the BCI community and will assist members to stay at the cutting edge of emergency communications technology. For example, as new tools and applications are developed and released eg Google Plus, they will be posted on the Wiki and the BCI, in collaboration with the global Emergency 2.0 Wiki community, will develop practical guidelines on how to use these tools in the business continuity context.
While the 2.0 Wiki has a focus on emergency communications, it will also compliment the BC Online Forum (BCOF), a BCI Australasian Chapter initiative. The BCOF website is currently under development as a pilot project with the aim of providing a forum to facilitate information exchange between BC practitioners and stakeholders on issues, incidents and events occurring in the region.
I strongly encourage all members of the BCI and the broader BC community to play an active role in supporting this valuable global initiative.
Lead – Emergency 2.0 Wiki Business Continuity
BCI Forum Leader – Queensland
Lead – BC Online Forum
Risk Management Institution of Australasia (RMIA) (Australasia)
The Risk Management Institution of Australasia (RMIA) has formed a knowledge sharing alliance with the Emergency 2.0 Wiki and is leading the Wiki Risk and Mitigation Reference Group.
The RMIA is the largest professional association and peak body for risk management in the Asia-Pacific region. Members of RMIA cover every sector of the economy and all levels of government. RMIA’s members are located predominantly in Australasia, but there is a growing membership internationally.
RMIA’s leadership of the Wiki Risk and Mitigation Reference Group involves facilitating content development and peer review of the Risk and Mitigation Checklist. The Reference Group will also play a key role helping the community to stay at the leading edge of best practice and trends. For example as new technology is released, the Group will collaborate with the global professional community to analyse the risks posed and to develop practical tips and guidelines on how to treat those risks.
The Group will also collate and publish links to social media and emergency communications risk and mitigation case studies and reports.
The Wiki will be a key resource for the RMIA to draw on, providing the opportunity to extract and adapt content for incorporation into its own guidelines, training material and website.
Partnerships Toward Safer Communities (PTSC-Online) is a Canadian virtual on line community, founded to encourage improvements to emergency management, business continuity and critical infrastructure protection programs. It is a central hub, integrated with other traditional and on line networks, that provides tools for sharing information and collaboration about these programs among stakeholders.
PTSC-Online has a networking partnership with the Emergency 2.0 Wiki for the purpose of sharing information on best practices for using social media to support emergency management and for sharing challenges and best practices for the effective and efficient operation of our respective on line communities (Emergency 2.0 Wiki and PTSC-Online).