It has been almost three years since the partnership was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit, and it’s amazing to see the growth of the business networks that are members of the Connecting Business initiative.
Private sector networks are making a significant difference in people’s lives in the countries where CBi works, strengthening business capacity to coordinate preparedness and response, and being an active party to speeding up recovery.
In Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, the Philippines, Fiji and the Pacific islands, seven CBi networks last year responded to 15 emergencies, ranging from cyclones and floods to an earthquake.
With their on-the-ground networks, expertise and ability to swiftly adapt and innovate, companies played an integral role in ensuring that lives and assets were saved, and that communities recovered from shocks more rapidly.
Present in 13 locations around the world, CBi explores the possibility of expanding to new countries and regions in 2019, in particular Viet Nam, Indonesia and Ecuador.
Our brochure offers of quick overview of what the Connecting Business initiative is and does.