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

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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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On 13 September 2023, the UNDRR-facilitated ARISE Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies convened the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of its membership in a fully virtual format.
UNDRR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE)
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This tool will help you identify your company's strengths and areas for improvement. With this information, you can take steps to make your business more resilient, competitive, and sustainable.
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The report showcases the strategy, actions and results following two-pronged approach to internally transforming their operations which affects how the Network performs guided by the mission, vision and commitments to implement the Sendai Framework.
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Timed perfectly to coincide with the National Disaster Resilience Month, the webinar embarked on a voyage to explore the vital intersection of space science and technology in strengthening disaster resilience.
ARISE Philippines
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In a world increasingly threatened by the destructive blaze of wildfires, communication, persuasion, and dialogue stand as the guiding lights that can bring a wide array of stakeholders into alignment and into action.
ARISE United States of America
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The VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay from February 28 to March 2, 2023.
ARISE Uruguay
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ARISE Japan hosted its eighth ARISE Japan Public Symposium, together with co-host, UNDRR Kobe, on 8 March 2023.
ARISE Japan
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The UNDRR ARISE Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies co-organized an event called 'Businesses on the Frontlines of Crises: Lessons Learned from Türkiye and Beyond' as part of the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks in Geneva.
UNDRR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE)
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In a significant stride towards promoting women's leadership in disaster risk reduction (DRR), the Women International Network on Disaster Risk Reduction Philippines Chapter (WINDRR PH) was officially launched on April 26, 2023.
ARISE Philippines

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