CBi Annual Event and Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 2022

CBi organized public events on why partnering with the private sector is key to increasing localization of humanitarian aid, how local businesses are responding to the climate emergency, and integrating the private sector into anticipatory humanitarian action.

HNPW 2022 also marks the resumption of in-person annual strategic meetings between CBi personnel, Executive Committee members, and Member Network representatives for the first time in two years. 

CBi Public Programme 

Act local, think global: Humanitarian action and the private sector 

Tuesday 10 May, 14:00 - 15:30 CET (in-person and online)

Location: Amphitheatre D (Floor 1), The International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

Locally led humanitarian action is more effective, efficient, inclusive, and sustainable than “traditional” internationally led humanitarian response. A common goal is for humanitarian action to be “as local as possible, as international as necessary”. What role do local businesses play in achieving the humanitarian localization agenda?

Join speakers from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), US Agency for International Development (USAID), and CBi Member Networks from Haiti, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines for this interactive moderated discussion.

Feeling the heat: How local businesses are responding to the climate emergency

Tuesday 10 May, 16:00 - 17:30 CET (in-person and online)

Location: Amphitheatre D (Floor 1), The International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

A global climate emergency is upon us. The past six years were the hottest on record, and 2010-2019 was the hottest decade since modern recordkeeping began in the late 1800s. Almost 400 climate-related disasters were recorded last year, affecting millions of people around the world. For many businesses around the world, adapting to climate change and preparing for climate-related disasters is a matter of life or death. 

Join speakers from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Sunway Centre for Planetary Health, and CBi Member Networks from Fiji, Madagascar, Turkey, and Vanuatu to learn more about how and why businesses are responding to the climate emergency.

Acting before crises hit: Anticipatory action and the private sector

Wednesday 18 May, 12:00 - 13:30 CET (online)

There is growing evidence that acting prior to the onset of a predictable shock is significantly faster, more dignified and more effective than traditional humanitarian response. Many disasters cannot only be predicted, but their projected humanitarian impact can be proactively mitigated based on pre-identified anticipatory actions. While the humanitarian community is quickly moving to increase the use of anticipatory action, much more can be done. 

Join speakers from OCHA, the Anticipation Hub, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation to discuss the role of the private sector in promoting and implementing anticipatory humanitarian action.

Business events at HNPW

The private sector plays an increasingly important role in the humanitarian response, and several events at HNPW focused on this trending issue.

Here is a snapshot of in-person events that may be of interest to the private sector.

About HNPW 2022

The HNPW provides a unique forum for humanitarian networks and partnerships to meet and address key humanitarian issues. One of the largest humanitarian events of its kind, it gathers participants from the UN, NGOs, Member States, the private sector, the military, academia and beyond to discuss and solve common challenges in humanitarian affairs. During the event, networks and partnerships hold their annual meetings and consultations, share their expertise and collaborate on best practices to address shared problems.

The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) 2022 was held in a hybrid format from 2-20 May 2022

  • Week 1 (2-6 May): Remote
  • Week 2 (9-13 May): Face-to-face at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva.
  • Week 3 (16-20 May): Remote

For more information, please visit the HNPW Portal at www.hnpw.org.

CBi Annual Event and Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 2022

02 - 20 May 2022 | 00:00 - 00:00 (UTC +02:00)
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OCHA/Anna Francesca Jennings
CBi Annual Event and Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 2022
02 - 20 May 2022 | 00:00 - 00:00 (UTC +02:00)