The need for the humanitarian organisations to engage more with the private sector and vice versa – including environment professionals, financial services, manufacturers & suppliers – in post-disaster reconstruction and development is well known. However, there is still need for guidance on how our sectors can better work together.
Arguably the move toward ‘localisation’, where the international humanitarian sector is encouraged to support and develop local capacity to prepare and respond in humanitarian crisis, must also include the private sector. This can include professional and financial services, manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors, both international and local.
This one-day conference is an opportunity for the private and humanitarian sectors to meet and consider how to work together to support and develop local capacity for longer term resilience. It will take the form of presentations and collaborative workshops discussing various issues related to collaboration between the humanitarian, academic, and private partners in order to build local capacity in both disaster risk reduction and post-disaster response and reconstruction.
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|8.30 – 9.00am||Arrival and coffee|
|9.00 – 9.10am||Introductory remarks – welcome and outline of day – BRE CEO|
|9.10 – 9.45am||Keynote Speaker|
|9.45 – 10.45am
|Morning Session: outline of the themes to be discussed in breakout sessions and overview of day.
This session will cover:
|10.45am – 12.20pm
All attendees participate in all sessions
|Conference Breakout Sessions – to run concurrently in smaller groups
1 – Research & Development (short, medium, long term)
2 – Supporting local enterprise and building capacity
|12.20– 1.15pm||Lunch (and innovation park tours)|
|1.15 – 2.50pm||3 – Construction and Infrastructure Sectors engagement strand (medium to long term)
4 – Financial services, technology and operations in post-disaster reconstruction
|2.50 – 3.10pm||Coffee break|
|3.10 – 4.45pm||Feedback from breakout sessions – Open space / panel – feedback from the breakout sessions – questions / concerns raised in these sessions will be fed back to the panel to discuss. Audience Q&A and “Question Time” style panel. Reflections on day and next steps.|
|4.45 – 5.00pm||Plenary and wrap-up|
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