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At the Business Continuity Institute’s Middle East Conference in May, the Business Continuity Institute Qatar Forum will launch its ‘Qatar Business Continuity Management Guideline’.

The guideline has been developed through a collaborative effort of a small Working Committee representing various organizations in Qatar. The members are also active participants in the recently established BCI Qatar Forum. In developing the guideline, the BCI Qatar Forum was supported by the Directorate of laboratories and standardization within Qatar's Ministry of Environment.

The new guideline is designed to help all types of organizations operating in Qatar to be better-prepared and more confident to handle business disruptions of any type.

Based on the various international Standards in business continuity, and in particular ISO 22301, the guideline describes how to set up, implement and manage an effective business continuity management system. The Guideline also provides guidance on interpreting ISO 22301 requirements, as well as local examples and templates to adapt and use.

"There is an increasing global awareness that organizations in the public and private sectors must know how to prepare for and respond to unexpected and disruptive events, to ensure business continuity and maintain their operations and the Qatar BCM Guideline will help all organizations in Qatar achieve this," said Abdullatif Ali Al-Yafei, chairman of the Qatar BCM Guideline Working Committee.

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