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Private sector engagement in humanitarian-development-peace collaboration

26 April @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

The UN emphasizes the need to bridge the gap between humanitarian, development and peace silos and advocates for closer collaboration between the different actors. It calls for shared analysis, collective priority setting, as well as joined up planning and programming with the overall aim of reducing humanitarian need, risk and vulnerability. As part of the communities in which they operate, businesses have an innate interest to support before, during and after crises, often seamlessly moving across humanitarian, development and peacebuilding responses. This session will discuss how and when do humanitarian, development and peace practitioners come together with private sector entities to leverage their comparative advantages. It will make a strong case that private sector actors should be encouraged to actively participate in the different elements of the nexus approach. Through an interactive panel discussion, speakers will highlight concrete examples of how strengthened collaboration and coordination with and among the private sector have benefitted vulnerable people.