Partnering with the Private Sector: How Data Can Improve Humanitarian Response

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 25 July 2018
Event date 26 Sep '18 13:15 - 14:30
Event location United Nations Headquarters • , United States

The UN General Assembly side event “Partnering with the Private Sector: Using Data to Improve Humanitarian Response”, New York, USA. 

Collection and analysis of data have revolutionized nearly every aspect of modern business. Yet these advancements have occurred at a time of increasing humanitarian need. While Governments maintain overall responsibility for responding to humanitarian emergencies, private sector actors can play a major role given their unique expertise, capacities, resources, and networks. The private sector is using data to become more effective and efficient. How can humanitarian organizations partner with the private sector to bring these same insights and techniques to emergency response?

This session, co-convened by Connecting Business initiative (CBi) and the Centre for Humanitarian Data, explores how businesses are partnering with the UN, governments, and civil society to improve humanitarian response. We focus on how increased sharing and use of data can support more resilient communities and build local capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies.

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