Humanitarian Private Sector Partnership Platform for East Africa
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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