ARISE Networks in Africa are exciting new establishments to ARISE. They are supported by the UNDRR Regional Office for Africa (ROA). The regional ARISE Focal point is Julius Kabubi. The development of ARISE Networks in Africa started in the spring of 2020 in South and East Africa. The networks were quick to make waves in ARISE globally. An example of this was the Global ARISE Board election and the ARISE 2020 Annual General Meeting.
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ARISE East Africa
In Kenya, the establishment of ARISE East Africa began in the spring of 2020. This was a result of the hard work of Safety Instructors and Planners K Limited and Eastern Africa Humanitarian Private Partnership Platform. The ARISE Network was active from the beginning. They ran for the global ARISE Board and presented at the ARISE 2020 Annual General Meeting. ARISE East Africa are especially active in pushing for building resilience for SMEs.
ARISE South Africa
In South Africa, the Africa Business Group was central to establishing ARISE South Africa in the spring of 2020. The ARISE Network was active from the beginning. Africa Business Group won a spot in the global ARISE board and spoke at the ARISE 2020 Annual General Meeting. ARISE South Africa are especially active in building resilience for SMEs as well as in engaging the financial sector and the tourism sector. Network Lead is Michael Sudarkasa Africa Business Group.
ARISE Networks in the Americas and the Caribbean are supported by the UNDRR Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean (ROAC). The regional ARISE Focal Point is Melany Paola Riquetti Moran. The ARISE Networks in the Americas and the Caribbean are the most plentiful with almost 20 networks. The Networks show active engagement and leadership providing both the current and former Co-Chair of the Global ARISE Board Martha Herrera of CEMEX and Dale Sands of MD Sand Consulting Solutions LLC. Engagement in this region covers all four ARISE Priority Areas: SMEs: Enhancing the resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs); Integrating disaster and climate risk into investment decisions by the financial sector; Incentivizing disaster risk reduction and enhanced data for risk-informed decision-making through engagement with the insurance industry as global risk manager; Supporting resilient infrastructure development.
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ARISE Argentina was established in 2021. Its five board members include ILAPyC, INFOREST, SPACE SUR, Comisión de Gestión de Riesgos del Colegio de Ingenieros Especialistas de Córdoba and SANCOR Seguros. ARISE-Argentina is integrating the four priorities areas in its work plan, yet the network´s focus will be on advancing the insurance and resilient infrastructure areas and strengthening public-private collaboration in the country.
Analytical Intelligence System Research (AISR) established ARISE Brazil and has been heavily active in the Global ARISE network securing a member of the Global ARISE Board. Especially the ‘Making Smart Cities’ initiative has the focus of ARISE Brazil.
ARISE British Virgin Islands
ARISE Colombia is currently led by Consejo Colombiano de Seguridad (CCS) and Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia (ANDI), both of whom presented at the ARISE 2020 Annual General Meeting on the implementation of the ARISE Communication Strategy and Advocacy Model.
ARISE Costa Rica
Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) leads ARISE Dominica and actively engages with the regional and global ARISE community. DAIC also secured a spot as a Global ARISE Board member and has actively presented at several ARISE events. ARISE Dominica especially focuses on SME resilience in their ARISE capacity.
ARISE Dominican Republic
ARISE El Salvador
In 2019 CEMEX and other partners launched the ARISE Mexico Network. CEMEX served as Vice-Chair of the Global ARISE Board in the previous term as well and are now serving as the ARISE Private Sector Co-Chair. ARISE Mexico actively engages with the ARISE communication strategy and the advocacy model to grow the network and build resilience in their local communities. ARISE Mexico is highly active in all four ARISE Priority Areas: SMEs: Enhancing the resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs); Integrating disaster and climate risk into investment decisions by the financial sector; Incentivizing disaster risk reduction and enhanced data for risk-informed decision-making through engagement with the insurance industry as global risk manager; Supporting resilient infrastructure development. The network lead is Martha Patricia Herrera Gonzalez from CEMEX.
ARISE Network of Chambers of Commerce from the Caribbean Community (CARICHAM)
CARICHAM acts as an umbrella organization for the Chambers of Commerce in the Caribbean, now consisting of 20 members from across the Caribbean. CARICHAM serves as a platform designed to promote partnerships, information sharing and collaboration among the region´s chambers of commerce for the advancement of disaster risk reduction and resilience.
ARISE Saint Lucia
ARISE Trinidad & Tobago
ARISE United States of America
The ARISE U.S. Network, established in 2017, operates with a 5-person Board with two-year terms. The U.S. Network includes four individuals who are Founding Members of ARISE with more than 10 years of service to the organization. ARISE-U.S. is highly active in the ARISE Priority Areas, but special mentioning should be made of disaster-resilient investments and resilient infrastructure.
Central American Integration Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (INTEGRARSE) alliance
In Central America, ARISE is embedded within the Central American Integration Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (INTEGRARSE) alliance, a sub-regional initiative. INTEGRARSE is a network of private organizations in seven countries of the region, which supports companies in the dissemination and implementation of social responsibility initiatives as part of their business strategies. It also has a partnership with regional governmental organizations, such as Coordination Centre for the Prevention of Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC) and the Global Compact.
Asia and Pacific
ARISE Networks in Asia and the Pacific are supported by the UNDRR Regional Office for Asia & Pacific (ROAP). The regional ARISE Focal Point is Timothy Wilcox and for Japan, Yuki Matsuoka. The ARISE Networks in Asia and the Pacific were the first established ARISE Networks and have shown high levels of interest and active engagement with ARISE and with private sector engagement with DRR.
In 2017, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry founded ARISE India. FICCI consists of 250,000 companies from over 60 different sectors and actively engages with ARISE globally. An example of this is the spot the network secured in the Global ARISE Board. ARISE India is especially active in working with SME resilience.
Private companies in Japan established ARISE Japan After the UN adopted the Sendai Framework. ARISE Japan is an active network, especially through its contributions to the voluntary commitments of the Sendai Framework. ARISE Japan also shares experiences and engages in the global ARISE Network. ARISE Japan currently consists of over 20 member companies covering several sectors.
In 2012, after the tropical storm Sendong, SM Prime Holdings took the role to lead advocacy for disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) within the private sector. SM Prime Holdings organized the first annual meeting amongst top leaders in the private and public sectors to address issues relative to DRRM. In the same year, Mr. Hans Sy, President of SM Prime Holdings, became a member of UNISDR’s (now UNDRR) Private Sector Advisory Group. In 2015, after the UN adopted the Sendai Framework, UNDRR merged its private sector initiatives to create the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE). In 2015 SM Prime Holdings and over 60 partners formally established the ARISE Philippines Network. To date, there are over 150 members of ARISE-Philippines.
In the Arab States, ARISE member activities are supported by the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe (ROAS). The regional ARISE Focal Point is Camilo Téllez Robayo. Estmrarya Management Consulting secured a spot in the global ARISE board. They also presented on resilience-building for SMEs in the face of COVID-19 at the ARISE 2020 Annual General Meeting. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is leading in the private sector engagement for disaster risk reduction by announcing the first ARISE initiative in the Arab region.
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ARISE United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates ARISE Network was launched early September 2020 and is comprising of CEOs and business leaders that are Board members. The United Arab Emirates is leading in the private sector engagement for disaster risk reduction by announcing the first ARISE initiative in the Arab region. The diverse group is made of professionals from many sectors including real estate, health, business networks and start-ups, academia and finance. Their efforts are focused on SMEs, infrastructure resilience and advocacy. The committed network has signed an endorsed workplan in line with the Global ARISE Terms of Reference to achieve the outcomes and goals of the Sendai Framework in a transparent and inclusive way that delivers measurable impact.
In Europe, ARISE member activities are supported by the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe (ROE). The regional ARISE Focal Point is Rosalind Cook. The UPS Foundation won the election for Vice-Chair of the Global ARISE Board. Furthermore, Willis Tower Watson presented on engagement with financial investors at the ARISE 2020 Annual General Meeting.