The Role of the Philippine Private Sector in Recovering from Complex Emergencies

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat
Event date 14 Aug '19 09:00 - 16:00
Event location Metro Manila • , Philippines

About the Forum/Workshop

The Connecting Business initiative (CBi) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently developed a new resource titled “Engaging companies in manmade disasters – a guidance toolkit for private sector networks”. In line with this, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and CBi will be holding a workshop on The Role of the Philippine Private Sector in Recovering from Complex Emergencies.


Building on the new CBi guidance toolkit, PDRF and CBi will co-host a workshop that aims to explore private sector contributions in the recovery phase of man-made disasters. More specifically, the workshop will:

(1) Highlight different types of private sector contributions that can support recovery and reconstruction efforts after manmade disasters;

(2) Discuss enabling public policies through which governments can encourage further private sector action;

(3) Explore lessons learnt in public-private partnerships that can be applied in different context throughout Asia; and

(4) Identify practical next steps for the private sector to support recovery and reconstruction in the Philippines and beyond.

Expected outcome

The guidance toolkit supports CBi Member Networks such as the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) in navigating and addressing the challenges caused by man-made disasters.

The forum aims to gather industry leaders and key officials from the national government in order to foster and enhance partnerships between the private sector and the government to work on relevant DRRM frameworks, policies and programs leading towards a better understanding on complex emergencies using the recently developed resource toolkit.

By the end of the workshop, PDRF, with the guidance of CBi, will draft a working document on the Role of the Private Sector in Recovering from Complex Emergencies to be shared with the Office of Civil Defense for consideration of future NDRRM plan amendments.