CBi Progress Report 2018
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It has been almost three years since CBi was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit.
Private sector networks that are CBi Member Networks are making a significant difference in people’s lives, strengthening business capacity to coordinate preparedness and response, and being an active party to speeding up recovery.
With their on-the-ground networks, expertise and ability to swiftly adapt and innovate, companies played an integral role in ensuring that lives and assets were saved, and that communities recovered from shocks more rapidly. Importantly, these networks contributed to the longer-term resilience of affected communities, where they helped rebuild basic infrastructure and telecommunications, and maintained essential supply chains.
The progress report for 2018 points to inspiring examples of private sector engagement in humanitarian action—the kind of action we need to see wherever possible, because the more local communities and businesses prepare themselves, the sooner they will react and recover from disasters.