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International Recovery Platform

In a Crisis, companies are Better off Working Together

This paper discusses the role of the private sector in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery efforts and introduces ideas how companies can collaborate better to become more resilient themselves and reduce duplication and deliver maximum impact supporting humanitarian efforts. The article proposes how companies can contribute to disaster management on four different levels: 1) Workforce; 2) Company; 3) Sector; and 4) Society. Concrete examples from Fiji, Philippines, Madagascar, Turkey and Haiti help to demonstrate what the private sector networks are already doing together with the Connecting Business initiative (CBi). The article also introduces key success metrics for an effective private sector network.

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