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To reach Sendai Framework goals, UNDRR is working with the private sector in Africa

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) keeps supporting cities and communities around the world to increase their resilience.

On 30 November 2022, UNDRR Regional Office for Africa, held a consultative meeting on the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) to discuss and gather ideas and good practices to support an ARISE pilot study in Kenya.

The pilot study, in co-creation with the business community, aims to apply existing knowledge and tools to establish a sustainable, scalable and effective national and regional ARISE network specifically in Kenya but with a wider focus on east African region.

ARISE is a UNDRR-led network of private sector entities whose objectives are anchored around awareness raising with respect to disaster risk and mobilization of the private sector; exercising influence in respective spheres of expertise; sharing knowledge, experience, and good practices amongst the private sector; catalysing the generation of innovation and collaboration; and implementing projects and activities to achieve the targets of the Sendai Framework. The ARISE Africa Network was established in 2020 and encompasses ARISE South Africa, ARISE East Africa, and CORAF (West and Central Africa Council of Agricultural Research and Development) as an affiliate member.

The proposed Kenya/East Africa ARISE network pilot project, in partnership with the United Parcel Services (UPS) Foundation, will provide a standardized strategic thrust as a benchmark for establishing other national and regional ARISE networks in other subregions within the African continent.

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