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The launch of the Guidance Toolkit: Engaging Companies in Man-made Disasters at the Connecting Business initiative

The launch of the Guidance Toolkit: Engaging Companies in Man-made Disasters at the Connecting Business initiative

Aug 14, 2019

The Connecting Business initiative (CBi), a thirteen country consortium launched by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), partnered with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) in pioneering workshop on the role of the private sector in recovery efforts following man-made disasters. The event provided an opportunity for private and public sector representatives to share insights on past recovery efforts, existing mechanisms and talk about current challenges and opportunities in enhancing public-private collaboration. Best practices from the conflict times of Sri Lanka where private sector resources were utilized in rapid/long term recovery were shared by Ms. Michelle Joseph, Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Sri Lanka (A-PAD SL). Panelists representing the government, humanitarian and private sector shared expansive knowledge on case studies pertaining to the topic. This session was moderated by Ms. Manja Vidic, UNOCHA Representative to the Philippines followed by Ms. Tiina Mylly, representative of the CBi Secretariat providing an overview of the “Engaging companies in man-made disasters – a guidance toolkit for private sector networks,” co-developed with European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

Left – Mr. Daisuke Shibasaki, Regional Advisor for Multilateral & Humanitarian Affairs – IFC, Ms. Rowena Dineros, Deputy Director – Task Force Bangon
Marawi, Ms. Monique Castor, Senior Manager, Corporate Community Affairs – Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Ms. Michelle Joseph, Information and
Communications Officer, A-PAD Sri Lanka and Ms. Manja Vidic, Official Representative of UNOCHA in the Philippines (Moderator)
Working groups in progress during the workshop on the guidance toolkit
introduced by CBi on Engaging Companies in Man-made Disaster”

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