(Recording available) CBi Webinar on Gender and the Private Sector in Disaster Management (2020-11-02)

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat
Event date 2 Nov '20 16:00 - 17:30
Event location Online - Geneva time


Webinar Objectives:

  • Present the findings of the Connecting Business initiative (CBi) Gender Research;
  • Present the selected good practices on gender, private sector and disaster management;
  • Discuss together the future steps of gender and the private sector in disaster management.


Rachel Huguet, Hilton Foundation, CBi Executive Committee


16:00 -16:10     Welcome Remarks - April Pham, Head of Gender Unit, OCHA

16:10 -16:30     Gender Research in Private Sector Disaster Management

  • Mentimeter – Why is gender important in your work?
  • Why gender? Findings of the CBi Gender Research - Maria Kontro, CBi Gender Research Consultant
  • Q&A from the participants

16:30 - 17:10    Best Practices

  • Mentimeter – Which kind of good practices on gender will help your work
  • Best Practice 1 – Women ́s Empowerment Principles and the Caribbean - Tonni Brodber, Representative, Multi Country Office Barbados, UN Women
  • Best Practice 2 – The gender aspects of the SME resilience in COVID-19 - Simay Kardes, Associate Director, Business for Goals Platform Turkey (CBi)
  • Best Practice 3 – The digital gender gap in humanitarian contexts - Belinda Baah, Insights Manager, Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation, GSMA
  • Q&A from the participants

17:10 - 17:25    Future Steps

  • COVID-19 and future steps: Maria Kontro, CBi Gender Research Consultant
  • Mentimeter – What do you consider is needed for the future?
  • Discussion and recommendations from the participants

17:25 - 17:30    Closing remarks – Karen Smith, CBi Coordinator

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