Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI International has 14,000+ certified professionals in more than 100 countries and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering in-depth courses ranging from introductory to masters level, as well as specialty certifications. The organization’s annual DRI Conference brings together leading business continuity professionals from both the public and private sector to share best practices and participate in continuing education and volunteerism. Through its Collegiate Conferences series, DRI is partnering with universities to introduce students and faculty to this rapidly-growing field. As a recognized expert resource, DRI acts in an advisory capacity to international organizations and government institutions worldwide, helping to create industry standards and promote greater resiliency through public-private partnerships. DRI is a member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNISDR) Private Sector Partnership (PSP) Working Group on disaster risk reduction and is also an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization.
In the very first issue of Thrive! the official publication of DRI International, we featured a collection of firsthand accounts of the internet outage in Egypt. Since then, our network of events and certified professionals in the East and Africa has grown greatly. As our community in the Middle East continues to thrive, we would like to take this opportunity to re-focus Thrive! on this important region.
We now bring you Thrive! Middle East and Africa – a blog where DRI certified professionals can share their thoughts and experiences with the resiliency community.