The forum is aimed at reflecting on and stocktaking various efforts and initiatives on resilience building in the private sector, and learning from the challenges and good practices experienced in the region. This will help the private sector including SMEs, as well as governments and development partners translate the global and regional commitments in their own terms and articulate their priority actions for the coming years in order to strengthen business resilience and ultimately build safe and resilient communities.
The specific objectives of the forum are to:
- Highlight the importance of business resilience for inclusive and sustainable regional economic development and resilient communities;
- Reaffirm the commitment in strengthening disaster resilience of businesses, particularly SMEs;
- Exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices on the private sector engagement in disaster risk reduction; and
- Increase collaboration for enhancing the capacities of the private sector in building business resilience.