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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The course focused on enabling businesses to learn about the significance of investing in resilience and addressing disaster risks while considering the needs of employees, customers, suppliers, and communities.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Geneva
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The quarterly ARISE Newsletter showcases the latest news and achievements of the ARISE networks and provides an outlook on key future events.
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The private sector has an important role to play and we call on all businesses to support the response and recovery efforts, in any way they can. One way is to support some of the coordinated efforts of the United Nations.
UNDRR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE)
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UNDRR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE)
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The subnational INFORM models identify areas at a high risk of a humanitarian crisis that is more likely to require international assistance, based on risk concepts published in scientific literature.
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The Bosai Solution Database is available on the website of Japan Bosai Platform, which is an association of companies whose goal is to make society disaster resilient and sustainable by sharing Japanese bosai solutions with the world.
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The tool is based on best practices and designed to educate newcomers on business resilience.
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The toolkit consists of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) guide and template offered in five different languages. and includes tutorial audio visual material for users.
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ARISE Annual Report 2020 highlights key events, latest news and achievements of the ARISE Networks in 2020-2021
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ARISE Japan successfully hosted its seventh annual public symposium, titled “Increasing resilience to disasters by strengthening SMEs as a community: learnings from the travel and tourism sector,” on 14 March 2022.
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