UN, Private Sector Cooperate on DRR, Report Highlights Progress on Resilience Building in Africa and Asia
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A high-level event on ‘Collective private sector action for disaster risk reduction (DRR), emergency preparedness, response and recovery' contributed to implementation of the SDGs, including SDGs 1 (no poverty), 8 (decent work and economic growth), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 17 (partnership for the Goals).

The BRACED programme flagship report titled ‘BRACED Resilience Exchange: What have we learned so far?' explains why building resilience is important, outlines BRACED activities to build resilience, evaluates progress and sets out next steps.

19 September 2017: UN aid and development leaders, government officials and private sector representatives pledged to expand cooperation on preparing for, and responding to, crises through enhanced private sector engagement. The Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme released its flagship report taking stock of progress on resilience-building efforts.

During a high-level event on ‘Collective private sector action for disaster risk reduction (DRR), emergency preparedness, response and recovery,’ that took place on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) on 19 September 2017, Connecting Business initiative (CBi) partners discussed ways for collective private sector action to advance DRR, disaster preparedness and recovery. The event contributed to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDGs 1 (no poverty), 8 (decent work and economic growth), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 17 (partnership for the Goals).

Having supported private sector-led networks in 13 locations in its first year, CBi plans to expand to 40 countries by 2020.

Launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, in its first year, CBi supported private sector-led networks in 13 locations: Côte d’Ivoire, Fiji, Haiti, Kenya/East Africa, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, the Pacific, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Vanuatu. The initiative plans to expand to 40 countries by 2020. [UN Global Compact Business Guide to UNGA Week] [UNDP Press Release] [UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner’s Remarks]

The BRACED programme flagship report titled ‘BRACED Resilience Exchange: What have we learned so far?’ explains why building resilience is important, outlines BRACED activities to build resilience, evaluates progress and sets out next steps.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), BRACED aims to build the resilience of up to 5 million vulnerable people across the Sahel, East Africa and Asia against climate extremes and disasters. [BRACED Resilience Exchange: What have we learned so far?] [BRACED Website] [ODI Press Release] [WeADAPT Press Release]

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