Madagascar Private Sector Humanitarian Platform

Introduction: The implementation of Madagascar Private Sector Humanitarian Platform resulted from the declaration of interest of nearly 60 companies from different industries. Several companies discussed their future commitments, making innovative and concrete suggestions.

Purpose: 

Partners: Le Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrophes (BNGRC), Care, la Cellule de Prévention et Gestion des Urgences, Telma Foundation, Meteo Madagascar, UNICEF, UNOCHA

Activities:

  1. A stronger involvement of the private sector to increase the effectiveness of humanitarian aid particularly in the context of disaster and risk management and; enroll in the contingency plan;
  2. Identify the inputs on which each company can contribute, whether in services, provision of materials, equipment, technical, human or financial capital;
  3. Develop a clear and precise mapping, region by region, step by step, of what each company is likely to bring in order to best meet the needs arising from the decision-making humanitarian community through the prevention, preparedness, response, assessment and reconstruction phases ;
  4. Act in complementarity and transparency with "traditional" humanitarian actors and the National Bureau for Disaster and Risk Management (BNGRC) to increase the effectiveness of humanitarian aid;
  5. After every major disaster or at least at the end of each cyclonic season, make an assessment and an experience feedback of actions initiated by the private sector, proceed to a global assessment and develop an action plan taking lessons learned into account
  6. Promote companies Corporate Social Responsibility: create and execute sustainable projects following a pooling of the platform capacities, etc.

Achievements:

Madagascar was hit by Cyclone Enawo in March 2017 affecting over 433,985 people. In addition to responses relating to their individual capacity recorded in the capacity mapping, the private sector network:

  • sent out information before the cyclone hit to help prepare and reduce disaster risks.
  • mobilized funding for food and non-food items to 8,330 affected families and provided cash transfers to 3,786 affected families.
  • helped to build back 20 schools, provide relief items and helped to repair 130 houses.

Since the creation of the platform, it has also:

  • Participated in the updating of the national contingency plan exercise and simulation
  • Disseminated weather warnings and other emergency documents (situation reports, newsletters, etc.)
  • Provided internet connections and SIM cards for data management in emergency response situations in collaboration with the Fondation Telma
  • Participated in the implementation of a post-disaster exercise supported by UNOCHA to have evidence based information
    • Using cash transfers in emergency response in collaboration with Fondation Telma, BNGRC , UNICEF and Madagascar Oil
    • Facilitated a partnership between CARE International and Leader Price to prepare dignity kits to affected communities
    • Facilitated partnerships and organized donations through mobile phone cash transfers
    • Provided evacuation and aid delivery vehicles  

Governance: The Platform is governed by the General Assembly and a Steering Committee

Get involved:

  1.  Join the network
  2. Support the network through funding, in-kind contributions, program collaboration or advice

Contact: www.pshp-mada.org