The Humanitarian Private Sector Partnership Platform for East Africa (HPPP-EA) promotes inclusion of the private sector as an integral participant in government-led preparedness planning and coordination of offers for disaster management/ humanitarian action with appropriate recipient or partner organisations.
The aim of Platform is to facilitate cross-sector partnerships to share capabilities and readiness to engage and work with humanitarian actors to have local partnerships promoting ownership, self-reliance, integration and social cohesion. HPPP seeks and commits to work with CBi to strengthen and build pre and post crisis resilience in East Africa. HPPP supports systematic long-term private sector, UN, community partnerships and INGOs and NGO’s to address the impact of disasters, emergencies due to conflicts and complex urban and out of camp displacement situations.
Activities of the platform include:
- Promote ongoing engagement and networking opportunities.
- Manage information, document best practices, provide room for intentional growth of strategic long-term partnerships.
- Facilitate incubation of innovation (technologies, people skills, approaches) and identify each stakeholder’s unique robust value proposition for humanitarian challenges in East Africa.
- Create joint investment cases that result in profitability for business and communities as means to promote basic humanitarian standards and principles & explore the role of business regarding advocacy opportunities within the larger business community, with Governments.
- Improve humanitarian effectiveness – better preparedness and prepositioning of relationships will improve the next disaster response.
- Foster mutual accountability.
- Support training on business and humanitarian principles.
Since its launch in 2016, HPPP has conducted partnership trainings to enhance cross-sector partnerships with key business, UN and civil society and Government stakeholders, facilitated disaster preparedness simulation exercises with private sector, and business engagement in protracted refugee/ displacement crises in Kenya and Uganda.