CBi Progress Report 2019

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 8 April 2020

CBi Progress Report 2019 provides an overview of the achievements of CBi in 2019 as well as the results of the CBi Annual Survey.

Some highlights of 2019 achievements:

  • 19 business networks were engaged and supported by the CBi Secretariat

  • 9 CBi Member Networks and their partners addressed a total of 31 crises

  • CBi Member Networks organized 93 local events and trainings in 2019

  • Over 35 million people were reached through media coverage

Some highlights from the Annual Survey:

  • Over 90% of the CBi Member Networks said CBi successfully raised awareness of and advocated for the role of the private sector in disaster management.

  • 73% of the CBi Member Networks said CBi has positively influenced their efforts to address disaster management, further 27% said CBi has moderately influenced their efforts.

  • Over 80% of the CBi Member Networks find that CBi helps them connect and coordinate well or very well with actors in disaster management.

Photo: Silke von Brockhausen/UNDP