The Business Continuity Committee was established and formed in the Emirate of Sharjah based on Executive Council Resolutions No. (30) and (31) of 2017, with the aim of cooperating with government agencies to ensure the continuity of providing their vital services. In addition, the Committee seeks to achieve the highest levels of readiness to support the emergency and crisis management system. and disasters in the Emirate, by building local capacities and capabilities to prepare, respond and recover from emergencies and crises.
The “business continuity principle” lies in the ability of the authorities to continue providing their vital services in the event that operations or activities are exposed to malfunctions, while the “business continuity management” is based on determining the procedures and measures taken by the authorities in order to continue providing their services and products necessary to society during emergencies, crises and disasters, and include These measures develop alternative plans for the provision of facilities, services or personnel, to ensure that essential services and products are accessible to the public.
It is worth noting that the committee has prepared and presented the "Business Continuity Management" program for the concerned authorities in the Emirate to implement the approved national standards for business continuity, by holding a series of specialized workshops and courses in the field of business continuity management, as the program includes more than 50 government agencies in the Emirate, and the program continues For 3 consecutive years (2021-2023).
Sheikh Eng. Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Prevention and Safety Authority and Chairman of the Business Continuity Committee in the Emirate of Sharjah, stressed that adopting the concept of business continuity in institutions has become a necessity to create a unified administrative work method to ensure the delivery of vital services and products to beneficiaries during emergency conditions, and this has become clear in light of The world has been exposed to the “Covid-19” pandemic, and government institutions and departments in the emirate continue to provide vital services to the public, calling on all government agencies to develop proactive plans for various emergency situations to ensure the continuity of providing business and services.