The following organisations announced commitments during the World Humanitarian Summit
(commitments coming soon)
- Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
- East Africa Humanitarian Private Partnership Platform
- Government of Australia
- Australia offers its in-principle support for the UN’s Connecting Business Initiative. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/488
- Australia’s support will help establish a Pacific business network for disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and recovery, in collaboration with local government, the UN and communities. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/492
- Government of Belgium
- Belgium commits to investigate together with its partners how humanitarians and the private sector can team up in partnerships while respecting humanitarian principles. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/546
- Belgium commits to engage in the Connecting Business Initiative carried out by OCHA, UNDP and UNISDR in the further development of a global portal connecting the international and local private sector to governments, local authorities and implementing organizations that would ensure a coordinated approach from emergency preparedness to response and recovery. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/543
- Government of Fiji
- Government of Finland
Finland will explore options for broadening financing mechanisms for the Finnish private sector and other organizations to carry out activities and establish new partnerships in fragile states, including public-private partnerships. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/1152
- Government of Turkey
- International Chamber of Commerce
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- Madagascar Private Sector Humanitarian Platform
- The Telma Foundation commits to strengthen and increase the involvement and effectiveness of the Malagasy private sector in risk reduction, preparedness, and response by promoting corporate social responsibility and facilitating the coordination of private sector support for humanitarian needs, in collaboration with UN agencies and with the Government, in perfect transparency and confidence. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/3976
- Telma Foundation commits to optimize the use of existing services, equipment, financial and technical resources directly link to the core activities of its platform members (mapping of capacities). http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/3977
- The Telma Foundation and Telma Group, with the Madagascar Private Sector Humanitarian Platform, commit to work with the Connecting Business initiative to support the creation and strengthening of private sector led networks for disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and recovery in other locations in the Africa region, modelled on the Madagascar Private Sector Humanitarian Platform's experiences and practice. and to work with the Connecting Business initiative to support the creation of an Africa Regional Private Sector Network for resilience, response and recovery. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/3975
- Pacific Island Private Sector Organization
- Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation
- The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation commits to work with the Connecting Business Initiative to strengthen and increase the effectiveness of the private sector in engaging in disaster risk management and response and recovery in the Philippines and in countries around the world such as Fiji, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and other locations based on its own experiences and practice. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/3978
- The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation commits to work with the Connecting Business Initiative to support the creation of an Asian regional private sector network for resilience, response and recovery. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/3979
- The Capital Maharaja Organization
- Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry
- United Nations Global Compact
- United Nations Global Compact Network Malaysia
- Global Compact Network Malaysia commits to working with the United Nations and other stakeholders to formalize a private sector network for disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and recovery in Malaysia as part of the Connecting Business initiative. Expanding on itscurrent initiatives on resilient supply chains, the network will be launched after the World Humanitarian Summit, with a work plan established for priority activities to build the capacity of businesses to withstand and recovery from disasters, as well as to contribute to the response and reconstruction efforts. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/3993
- UPS Foundation
- The UPS Foundation also commits to mobilizing public-private partnerships in disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness to ensure communities are more resilient with the ability to recover more quickly and sustainably from shock. The Supply Chain Pandemic Preparedness Initiative, the Saglam Kobi disaster preparedness platform in Turkey, and Resilient America are examples of successful partnerships that bring local businesses and governments together to advance the preparedness initiatives. Due to the success of Saglam Kobi, UPS has committed to work with UNDP and the US Chamber Foundation to replicate this business preparedness initiative in a second location under the UN-OCHA Connecting Business Platform. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/2977
- World Vision International
- World Vision commits to working with partners to move towards market-linked forms of humanitarian assistance which strengthen local enterprises and their connection to regional and global opportunities in disaster management. World Vision is committed to promoting cross-sector partnership platforms supported by e-portals to enable systematic long-term private sector, UN, NGO and government partnerships in urban and other fragile protracted disaster contexts. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/3490
- World Vision commits to drive cross-sector coordination, pre-positioning of partners, expertise, reach and resources promoting collaboration and co-creation of products and services with business for and with disaster-affected communities. http://agendaforhumanity.org/commitment/3482
We have also received the following commitments of support
Deutsche Post DHL Group
DPDHL Group aligns to the core commitments by extending its partnership and joint initiatives with UNDP and UNOCHA for a minimum of another three years (until 2019).
- The joint publication between OCHA and Deutsche Post DHL Group “Combining Capabilities – How public private partnerships are making a difference in humanitarian action” points out the relevance of such partnerships in the humanitarian field. Based on the findings DPDHL Group intends to further engage and extend its network with their partners.
- With GARD (Get Airports Ready for Disaster) DPDHL Group and UNDP build up better airport preparedness structures in countries being exposed to natural disasters. Three GARD workshops and one GARD plus workshop will be conducted annually free-of-charge for a minimum of another three years (until 2019).
- DPDHL Group GARD trainers will train new trainers in respective countries in order to upscale airport preparedness in the next three years.
- Following an OCHA request, DPDHL Disaster Response Teams will assist with airport logistics free-of-charge in affected countries in the aftermath of a disaster (up to 5 missions per year).
- DPDHL Group will support OCHA with setting-up and manning the Reception and Departure desk.