Turkey is a disaster-prone country. More than 95% of the country lies in one of the most active earthquake and landslide regions in the world, with up to 70% of the population living in areas highly vulnerable to earthquakes. The main industrial and commercial capital of Turkey, Istanbul with a population of close to 15 million, is predicted to be affected by a worse-case scenario earthquake of 7.5 in the coming decades. Turkey is also witnessing increasing pressure from climatic events with climate change being projected to have severe economic impacts for the country.
In addition, Turkey hosts the largest refugee population in the world with over 3,5 million Syrians under temporary protection (Official data Directorate General for Migration Management, Turkey, November 2017).
The CBi Member Network in Turkey aims to strengthen the cooperation and collaboration of the private sector, civil society, international organizations and public institutions in emergency preparedness, response and recovery. Jointly managed by the Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED) and UNDP Turkey, in close collaboration with CSR Turkey and the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of the Government of Turkey (AFAD), the network has two main workstreams - one on the role of the private sector in contributing to the Syria crisis response with a focus on risk management and responsible business practices; and one on climate resilience, disaster risk reduction, preparedness and business continuity.
For more information on the network activities, please reach out to Mr. Hansin Dogan (firstname.lastname@example.org).