SMEs

SMEs account for 99% of all businesses and 1 out of 3 people work in an SME globally, so they are closely linked into community structures. They are therefore critical for the resilience of countries and communities; SMEs recognized drivers of innovation which is key to changing our approach to DRR.  For more information see UNDRR's compendium of SME resources.

Latest on SMEs from the private sector

ARISE Board Meeting
Update
The ARISE Board Meeting, held on May 22, 2024, in a hybrid format, was a significant moment marked by the introduction of SRSG Kamal Kishore and approval of the workplan for 2023-2026.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
The work in mangrove restoration.
Update
FUNDEMAS, part of El Salvador's ARISE network under UNDRR, leads a unique initiative focusing on Biodiversity and Business in partnership with Davivienda Seguros and GIZ.
Fundación empresarial para la acción social
people in a event room taking a group photo
Update
International Women's Day, celebrated on 8th March annually, stands as a global tribute to the remarkable achievements of women across all spheres of life and an urgent call to action for gender equality.
UNDRR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE)
group photo of people at the COP28
Update
ARISE United Arab Emirates (UAE) in collaboration with UNDRR organised an event during the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
UNDRR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE)
ARISE United Arab Emirates
group of people in a dirt road
Documents and publications
This case study explores the collaboration between the monday.com Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Uganda government, and the Uganda Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) in response to extreme flooding in Northeastern Uganda.
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Documents and publications
ARISE US is the US Network of ARISE. ARISE was established by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to, among others, build public-private collaboration globally in disaster risk reduction (DRR).
ARISE vertical logo
Documents and publications
Ahead of the forthcoming annual report, this newsletter update shares news and information showcasing private sectors' disaster resilience in action from across our global network.
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Documents and publications
The new quarterly newsletter of ARISE Africa, intended to reach the public sector, private sector, and other non-governmental actors in Africa who are concerned with and working in the disaster risk reduction sector.
people in a group photo at a conference
Update
The Philippines is gearing up to host the 2024 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR), scheduled to take place in Manila from October 14 to 17, 2024.
ARISE Philippines
people in a group photo at a conference
Update
Organized by ARISE Philippines, SMPHI, NRC, and its partner agencies, the Top Leaders Forum centered around the theme of “Transforming Victims to Victors: A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Inclusive Resilience”.
ARISE Philippines

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