The business case for disaster risk reduction: final report

This document reports on the Private sector forum: Making the business case for disaster risk reduction (DRR), held on 13-14 January 2015 in Suva, Fiji. It identifies the following main outcomes:

  • (i) Fijian business shared several good practices in disaster risk management;
  • (ii) Critical infrastructure entities in Fiji requested additional practical help from UNISDR to strengthen their disaster risk management;
  • (iii) The Fijian private sector agreed to work towards a ‘one-stop shop’ website for business contingency planning to reduce disaster risk;
  • (iv) The tourism sector requested further UNISDR collaboration as it works to protect its businesses and the customers they serve;
  • (v) The important role of engineering and the engineering community to strengthen national resilience was highlighted;
  • (vi) The insurance sector offered increased partnership to private business to strengthen their disaster risk management;
  • (vii) The forum boosted the already healthy state of public-private partnerships to reduce disaster risk in Fiji;
  • (viii) The Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction was emphatically made in Fiji; and
  • (ix) UNISDR’s Global Education and Training Institute for DRR (GETI) was accepted as a relevant partner in future efforts to strengthen resilience.
Date:
2015
Pages:
15 p.
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Themes:
Capacity Development, Education & School Safety, Public-private Partnerships, Insurance & Risk Transfer, Disaster Risk Management, Structural Safety, Critical Infrastructure
Countries:
Fiji
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan.
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