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1 Jerry Velasquez UNISDR secretariat Asia Pacific DRR Matters to Business:Public Private Partnership in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the PacificAPEC Task Force for Emergency Preparedness – Public Private Partnerships and Disaster Resilience Workshop 2010Jerry Velasquez UNISDR secretariat Asia Pacific
2 UNISDR Regional Review on PPP for DRR Kuala Lumpur Action Plan on PPP This presentationUNISDR Regional Review on PPP for DRRKuala Lumpur Action Plan on PPPUNISDR strategy on engaging with private sector on DRR
3 Business case for Investment in DRR Strenghten local relationships Why DRR matters to Business?“Unfortunately, natural hazard risks are not yet in the mind of CEOs but if we manage to bring this topic to the top-level, behaviour will change quickly because they will see how natural hazards affect their supply chains.”Jo da Silva, ArupBusiness case for Investment in DRRStrenghten local relationshipsReinforce brand, reputation, valuesStaff developmentDirect business opportunitesBusiness development
4 UNISDR strategy to engage with the Private Sector Why?The Private Sector is a powerful social and economic driver at the local, national and international level. National and multinational companies provide economic value to national GDP that exceeds external development assistance.“A global programme for disaster risk reduction -- it’s not just a question for the UN, it’s a question for governments, businesses and every day people working in concert.”Margareta Wahlström,Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Disaster Risk Reduction.
5 2009 Stocktaking review The status of PPPs for DRR Objective: develop an action plan that facilitates PPPs for DRR in East AsiaExpected outputs of the reviewa report of the current state of PPP for DRR in East Asiarecommendations for strengthening PPPs for DRRan action plan and preliminary budget for promoting PPPs for DRRMethodology: desk review, case studies, consultations with stakeholders in the regionGeographical scope: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Sri Lanka23 March 2009Meeting of the ISDR Asia Partnership5
6 Main findings: Status of PPPs for DRR in the region Large number of companies seems to be involved in DRMMain areas of involvement: unilateral projects in disaster relief, response preparedness, business continuity planningFew examples of company-government partnershipsBusiness champions: finance & insurance, ICT & telecomAwareness and understanding of the concept of DRR and of the potential role business can play in this area is lacking23 March 2009Meeting of the ISDR Asia Partnership6
7 Case studies of business involvement Malaysia – Mercy MalaysiaCorporate partners contribute to DRR and response preparednessPlans for strategic partnerships in disaster preparednessUEM Group Malaysia: volunteering programChina – UNDPCorporate partners contribute to disaster relief and response preparednessPlans for strategic involvement in DRRNokia Siemens Network: MOU for disaster rehabilitation and reductionSri Lanka – Disaster Management CenterMOU with telephone service providers to build early warning systemsPlans to expand business involvement for micro-insurance pilot scheme and flood preparedness projects23 March 2009Meeting of the ISDR Asia Partnership7
8 Main findings: Legal and institutional framework Almost all countries in the region have progressed in setting up frameworks for multi-stakeholder cooperation in DRROnly few have a achieved a stage where these frameworks are used in promoting collaborative action on DRRMain focal points for business engagement: UN, NGOs and NPOs, corporate networksCommitment needs to transform into action23 March 2009Meeting of the ISDR Asia Partnership8
9 Country best practice examples China CSR Guidelines for SOEs (State Council):“In the case of serious natural disasters or sudden events, state- owned enterprises shall provide financial, material, and human resource aids and supports to those suffered from such natural disasters or sudden events.”National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of the Government of Indiaformulated clear vision and goals for corporate sector involvementJapan Central Disaster Management CouncilBusiness Continuity Planning guidelineBusiness Continuity Advancement Organisation (BCAO) annual awards23 March 2009Meeting of the ISDR Asia Partnership9
11 Challenges of PPPs for DRR Lacking awareness and understanding of DRRLittle understanding of PPPs for DRRAttitudes and perceptionsLacking demonstration of the business case for corporate sector involvementLack of resource commitmentsReliance on public funding23 March 2009Meeting of the ISDR Asia Partnership11
12 Recommendations for strengthening PPPs Build understanding of the DRR conceptRaise awareness of the importance of PPPs for DRRDemonstrate the business case for private sector involvement in DRR and help business understand its potential role in DRRImprove understanding on side of the public sector: establish realistic view of potential business contributionsPrivate sector views and expertise need to be channelled into DRR processesSet up institutional homes for private sector engagement23 March 2009Meeting of the ISDR Asia Partnership12
13 KL Action Plan on PPPAsian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3rd AMCDRR) successfully held in Kuala Lumpur from 1 – 4 December 2008 with the cooperation of Conference Partners. There was a called for the preparation of Regional Action Plan and the Kuala Lumpur Initiative on Public-Private Partnerships for Disaster Risk Reduction within the main outcome, the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction. These plan shall be spearheaded by the the ISDR in collaboration with the members of IAP, the Governments of Malaysia, India and Republic of Korea as the Conference hosts of Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The Regional Action Plan and Kuala Lumpur Initiative on Public-Private Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction will further enhance implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action.
14 Actions so farIn preparing the proposal, a matrix of key actions recorded within the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction, was cross-referenced against key priorities of the Hyogo Framework for Action to ensure compatibility (Appendix 1). Based on the stakeholder inputs, it is proposed that the development of guideline and good practices to promote public private partnerships within the region.
15 Malaysia have reported the following Public-private partnerships in high technology and scientific applicationMalaysia Emergency Response System (MERS) 999 for the public by Telekom Malaysia;Fixed-Line Alert System (FLAS) for the dissemination of tsunami alert by Telekom Malaysia; andGovernment Integrated Radio Network (GIRN) by SAPURAClimate change adaptation by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental, Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication, etc...Public-private partnerships in engaging the media including government’s and private media to enhance disaster preparedness and responseMinistry of Communication-RTM and private experiences, etc...Public Awareness, Capacity Building and EducationSEADPRI-UKM, Malaysia Meteorological Department, Ministry of Health, other universities and non-government organisation experiences, etc...Mobilising ResourcesMicro-finance - Ministry of Finance, Central Bank of Malaysia, Co-operative Organisation/Society, Government Linked CompanyCorporate philantrophy, corporate social responsibility – Corporate Responsibility Institute, business council, Private sectors (Khazanah Nasional Petronas, UEM), etc...Involvement and Empowerment of Local Governments and Civil SocietyMERCY MalaysiaMalaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS), etc...
16 UNISDR strategy to engage with the Private Sector How?Engage Private Sector entities in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to promote disaster risk reduction and mobilize resources through:core business arrangements for joint actionscorporate social responsibility (CSR) and philanthropyknowledge transferHyogo Framework for Action (HFA) for Business
17 Core Business arrangements for joint actions Based on a model of partnership that supports partner collaboration to create employment and foster entrepreneurship, contribute to economic growth, implement social, environmental or ethical standards and provide appropriate and affordable goods and services.In practical terms, UNISDR will link individual companies such as New Market/Small Equity Initiative to designated projects and products.
18 Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy Based on a model where business provides financial support, contributes volunteers or expertise, or makes in-kind contributions, including product donations.In practical terms, UNISDR will engage with select private sector entities and a foundation which have been approached on the basis of interest in specific UNISDR proposals for support in key impact areas.
19 Knowledge TransferContributes to learning about disaster risk reduction among private sector partners to encourage and support leadership in championing, advocating for, and contributing to information exchange and learning on disaster risk reduction.In practical terms, UNISDR will seek to partner with public-private sector companies to further learning on DRR for among others international financial institutions.
20 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) for Business Committing private sector to self-monitored quality standards in recovery and reconstruction to help build national and local capacities in business for risk assessment and risk reduction.Build-up phase
21 Private Sector Advisory Group Acknowledging the critical role the private sector plays in an effective disaster risk reduction strategy, the UNISDR Private Sector Advisory Group brings together leading global private sector actors which are aware of the benefits preventive actions have to their businesses and thus demonstrate their will to cooperate closely with the UNISDR to make the world more resilient to disasters.The UNISDR Private Sector Advisory Group members will:Advise the UNISDR with their practical expertise in the field of disaster risk reductionComplement UNISDR’s disaster risk reduction efforts by bringing in new ideas from the private sectorAssist the UNISDR’s efforts of capacity-building in disaster-prone areasReview and counsel on UNISDR strategic publications such as the mid-term HFA review due in autumn 2010Support the UNISDR to secure the necessary funds from the private sector for future projects
22 Opportunities to engage Cross-industry coalitionCollaborate with other key industries (such as insurance, utilities, ICT, tourism, etc.) to build a cross-industry coalition for disaster risk management, showcasing commitment to reduce risk in a context of climate changeSafe schools and hospitals within the disaster resilient cities campaignProvide expertise and resources in such areas as building code enforcement, land use regulations and retrofittingInternational Day for Disaster Reduction, 13 OctoberAwareness raising, involving countries and citizens from ASEAN, South Asia and Pacific2011 Global Platform, May 2011, GenevaStrengthens ISDR system to sustain world-wide momentum to build the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk ReductionSupport publication, translation and global launch processClimate Change and DRR, 4AMCDRRProvide technology support to national governments on early warning, modeling, hazard, vulnerability and risk assessments
27 References…“Private Sector Activities in DRR” (2008) - a compilation of 17 good practices across countries“The Development of a PPP Framework and Action Plan for DRR in Asia” (2009) - regional case studies and action planning in Asia
28 Thank youUnited Nations, secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction