There’s never been a more crucial moment for the private sector to be involved in humanitarian response and preparedness.
With humanitarian crises on the rise, we need all hands on deck. So Devex asked experts at May’s World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey how the private sector can be better engaged.
Watch the video above to learn more about the importance of forming partnerships and aligning capabilities before a crisis hits, as Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Alex Haseley and the U.N. Development Program’s Marcos Neto share their insights.
Innovation and technological know-how are essential elements of the response too, with Ericsson’s Elaine Weidman-Grunewald highlighting what technology companies can bring to the table, and how.
And in the end successful partnerships hinge on effective communication. Lockheed Martin’s Duane Grove, Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen, and Philips Foundation’s Katy Hartley explain how this can be improved in practice.
Following the World Humanitarian Summit, Devex — along with its partners Deloitte, Ericsson, United Nations Development Programme, and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs — have come together for #ShareHumanity. This six-week online conversation explores the role the private sector plays in humanitarian relief efforts, preparedness and response, both now and in the future.