UNISDR, OCHA, UNDP & The Connecting Business Initiative: Preparing And Responding To Emergencies

UNISDR, OCHA, UNDP & The Connecting Business Initiative: Preparing And Responding To Emergencies

  • Overview

    Project objectives

    With the scale of need in emergencies fast outpacing the ability of traditional public actors to respond, companies can play a pivotal role in supporting disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and recovery in their communities.

    THE CONNECTING BUSINESS INITIATIVE
    This new partnership between several companies, foundations and UN agencies aims to strengthen and support private sector networks in high risk areas. By sharing knowledge and good practices and encouraging all sectors to work together, the partnership hopes to reduce the toll of disasters and emergencies on local business communities while accelerating the speed of response and economic recovery.

    Companies involved in the partnership are not only providing financial resources but also world-class logistics and organizational knowledge and skills to strengthen existing emergency prevention and response capacities in local markets and communities worldwide.

    Partnership Type: Global Implementation Partnership

    Business Driver: By working together, companies can better prepare for and respond to emergencies. Local coordination reinforces business continuity, helps stabilize markets facing uncertainty, and can fast-track economic recovery.

    Learning: Designing a global partnership linking different national networks and community initiatives requires a bottom-up approach. Local consultation is crucial to determining the right programme priorities, building strong relationships and securing positive outcomes.

    Project URL

    http://www.connectingbusinessinitiative.org/

    Sustainable Development Goals

    10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions; 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Partnership types of interest

    Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 54 countries

    • Angola
    • Benin
    • Botswana
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cameroon
    • Canary Islands
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
    • Cote d'Ivoire
    • Djibouti
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mayotte (France)
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Reunion (France)
    • Rwanda
    • Saint Helena
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan (Republic of)
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Togo
    • Uganda
    • United Republic of Tanzania
    • Western Sahara
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Americas: 53 countries

    • Anguilla
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Aruba
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Bermuda
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Cayman Islands
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Easter Island (Chile)
    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
    • French Guiana
    • Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
    • Greenland
    • Grenada
    • Guadeloupe (France)
    • Guatemala
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • Jamaica
    • Martinique
    • Mexico
    • Montserrat
    • Netherlands Antilles
    • Nicaragua
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Puerto Rico
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Suriname
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
    • United States
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela
    • Virgin Islands (British)
    • Virgin Islands (United States)

    Asia: 40 countries

    • Afghanistan
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bangladesh
    • Bhutan
    • Brunei Darussalam
    • Cambodia
    • China
    • China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)
    • China - Macau (Special Administrative Region)
    • China - Taiwan Province
    • Christmas Island
    • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    • Cyprus
    • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    • French Southern and Antarctic Lands
    • Georgia
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Lao People's Democratic Republic
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mongolia
    • Myanmar
    • Nepal
    • Pakistan
    • Philippines
    • Republic of Korea
    • Singapore
    • Sri Lanka
    • Tajikistan
    • Thailand
    • Timor Leste
    • Turkey
    • Turkmenistan
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vietnam

    Europe: 52 countries

    • Aland Islands (Finland)
    • Albania
    • Andorra
    • Austria
    • Azores
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Channel Islands
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Faeroe Islands
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Gibraltar
    • Greece
    • Holy See
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Isle of Man
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Madeira (Portugal)
    • Malta
    • Monaco
    • Montenegro
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Republic of Moldova
    • Romania
    • Russian Federation
    • San Marino
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (Norway)
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom

    Middle East: 19 countries

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • Egypt
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • Kuwait
    • Lebanon
    • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    • Morocco
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • State of Palestine
    • Syrian Arab Republic
    • Tunisia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Yemen

    Oceania: 26 countries

    • American Samoa
    • Australia
    • Cook Islands
    • Fiji
    • French Polynesia
    • Guam
    • Heard and McDonald Islands
    • Kiribati
    • Marshall Islands
    • Micronesia (Federated States of)
    • Nauru
    • New Caledonia
    • New Zealand
    • Niue
    • Norfolk Island
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Palau
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Pitcairn
    • Samoa
    • Solomon Islands
    • Tokelau
    • Tonga
    • Tuvalu
    • Vanuatu
    • Wallis and Futuna Islands

    Issue areas

    Human Rights; Peace

    Partners

    Existing partners

    UNISDR, OCHA, UNDP, UN Global Compact, UNICEF, WFP, The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, The UPS Foundation and the IFRC representing the One Billion Coalition for Resilience, Salesforce Foundation, Google, Hewlett Packard, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Deutsche Post DHL, Henry Schein, International Chamber of Commerce, World Economic Forum, The Governments of Belgium and Turkey

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Business Association Global; Business Association Local; Company; NGO Global; NGO Local; Public Sector Organization; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise; UN Entity