Humanitarian Private Sector Partnership Platform for East Africa

Humanitarian Private Sector Partnership Platform for East Africa

20 members



The Humanitarian Private Sector Partnership Platform for East Africa (HPPP-EA) promotes the inclusion of the private sector as an integral participant in government-led preparedness planning and coordination for disaster management/ humanitarian action with appropriate recipient or partner organisations.

The aim of the 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. 

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 businesses and communities as a 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 the private sector, and business engagement in protracted refugee/ displacement crises in Kenya and Uganda. 

The East Africa Humanitarian Private Sector Partnership Network responded to COVID-19 in 2020. Network members distributed Personal Protective Equipment and provided support for communities through relief packages and cash transfers.

Cover Photo: UNICEF/UNI361788/Sobecki VII

Events & Webinars
Strengthening the Role of the African Private Sector in Disaster Risk Management
Connecting Business initiative (CBi)
13 October 2021 | 03:30 - 16:30 (UTC +03:00)
Key Publications
Engaging the private sector in manmade disasters - Example of HPPP Kenya
30 August 2019
Source:Connecting Business initiative | Overseas Development Institute
CBi landscape assessment report - Kenya
8 July 2019
Source:Connecting Business initiative Secretariat