To eradicate poverty and reduce the impacts of climate change, we must place the public good above all other considerations. For these reasons and more, this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is all about strengthening disaster risk governance to build a safer and more resilient world."
- United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres
October 13 marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has defined the theme “It’s all about governance”.
At the Connecting Business initiative (CBi), we work with local private sector networks to foster multi-stakeholder collaboration – with business a value-adding partner alongside governments, the United Nations, and civil society organisations – with a focus on disaster risk reduction (DRR).