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How can my company help? - a guide for country managers in responding to natural disasters


How Can My Company Help? is intended to help you prepare for a local corporate response to a crisis in your country or region. This guide includes information on: building partnerships with relief agencies, assessing on-the-ground needs, identifying the products, expertise, personnel and services...

Rebuilding our communities helping companies set priorities to aid long-term recovery


A community’s recovery from a disaster is a complex and long-term process that involves a range of activities and many participants. Recovery involves shortterm restoration of essential community services as well as long-term rebuilding and, ideally, mitigation against future crises.

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters: A Framework for Private Sector Engagement


This report is part of a series of multistakeholder projects aimed at catalysing action on key global challenges. These dialogues, organized in partnership with the World Bank and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, were augmented by private sector interviews conducted in...

Dialogue on Private- Public Partnerships for Disaster Risk Reduction


On February 22nd, 2007, about 70 professionals from the private sector and the development community met at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to explore the opportunities and challenges for developing Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs) for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This...

Building back better and safer: private sector summit on post-tsunami reconstruction


This report conveys the overarching themes of the Witt Associates’ assessment. It highlights areas where action is needed and provides some recommendations on how the business sector can help improve relief operations and reconstruction programs and assist the countries in the region in developing...

Natural Disaster Risk Reduction: The policy and practice of selected institutional donors


In early 2003 Tearfund interviewed nine key donor organisations to determine the level of priority they give to disaster risk reduction within their relief and development programming, and the reasons behind this level of prioritisation.

Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters


The World Conference on Disaster Reduction was held from 18 to 22 January 2005 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, and adopted the present Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. The Conference provided a unique opportunity to promote a strategic and...

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) recommendation by the World Economic Forum


Embracing the concept of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is important for all actors – public, private and non-governmental. While robust cost/benefit analyses still need to be conducted, professionals in the field of disaster management argue that the human and economic costs of natural...

Consultancy Project on the Development of a Public Private Partnership Framework and Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in East Asia


As a follow up to the 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR (AMCDRR), the UNISDR commissioned a review of the current status and framework for public-private partnerships (PPP) for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in East Asia. The objective of the review was to develop a common action plan that...

Surviving disaster and supporting recovery: A guidebook for microfinance institutions


This guide seeks to assist MFIs in defining an institutional strategy for disaster preparedness. It lays out the steps for assessing the potential risk of disaster, the clients’ needs and the institutional capacity to respond. Based on assessments, it offers a variety of recommendations for...