US and South Africans to lead risk management initiative in Lagos

US and South Africans to lead risk management initiative in Lagos

US and South Africans to lead risk management initiative in Lagos

Risk management professionals from the US and South Africa are to lead a four-day event in Lagos, aimed at improving risk management in the west Africa region. Anthonia Beri, programme director at National Fire Prevention Awareness and Advocacy (NFPAWA), said the organisation discovered a wide gap in skills and knowledge in life, fire safety, security risk management and mitigation. She added…

Time for women in risk to stand up and be counted

Time for women in risk to stand up and be counted

Time for women in risk to stand up and be counted

International Women’s Day 2017 was celebrated last week, and women in risk management were no exception. The UK’s Institute of Risk Management (IRM), which includes a chapter in Kenya as well as in South Africa, celebrated the global event by highlighting the role of women in risk. The institute comments: “While it may not be easy to predict what tomorrow’s…

Women in risk – changing times

Women in risk – changing times

Women in risk – changing times

Female risk managers across the world are marking International Women’s Day 2017 today. The UK’s Institute of Risk Management (IRM), which includes a chapter in Kenya as well as in South Africa, has also highlighted the role of women in risk. The institute said: “While it may not be easy to predict what tomorrow’s business will require from its leadership,…

Tested benchmarks key to sound risk management practices, warns Nigerian risk body

Tested benchmarks key to sound risk management practices, warns Nigerian risk body

Tested benchmarks key to sound risk management practices, warns Nigerian risk body

Aiming to standardise and ensure compliance in operational risk management in life, fire safety and security is critical warned Nigerian risk organisation National Fire Prevention Awareness and Advocacy (NFPAWA). It said it is critical that the business continuity planning both in the private and public sectors is adequately underwritten by tested benchmarks, standards and best practices to ensure sustainability. NFPAWA…

Corruption tops the risk list – yet again – in South Africa

Corruption tops the risk list – yet again – in South Africa

Corruption tops the risk list – yet again – in South Africa

Increasing corruption is the top South African risk for the second time in three years and is the fifth highest industry level risk for 2017, according to the third edition of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa’s [Irmsa] Risk Report. Water crises and structurally high unemployment/underem-ployment are the second and third highest national level risks for 2017, increasing modestly,…

Risk management to the fore in 2017

Risk management to the fore in 2017

Risk management to the fore in 2017

  Good risk management will be key in the year ahead, as businesses face myriad challenges, both new and old. The third edition of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa’s (Irmsa) Risk Report involved 1,557 survey and workshop participants, who agreed increasing corruption is the top South African risk for the second time in three years and is the…

French risk managers continue support of African colleagues

French risk managers continue support of African colleagues

French risk managers continue support of African colleagues

French risk management association AMRAE continues its investment in support of the growing French-speaking Africa risk management community as it held its third Francophone Club Risk Management day at its annual conference at the start of February in Deauville, Normandy. The Francophone day takes place immediately before the start of the main AMRAE conference and is designed as a platform…

Risk management in a complex world

Risk management in a complex world

Risk management in a complex world

The value proposition for risk management is to inform better decision making, as delegates at a recent risk management event in South Africa heard. Gareth Stokes reports The Institute of Risk Managers South Africa (IRMSA) teamed up with the Institute of Risk Management UK (IRM) to host a year-end risk summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was themed ‘global trends – local risks’ and was an opportunity for experts in the field to reflect on the global nature of the risk management discipline.

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