Hosts: International Committee of the Red Cross and Kenya Red Cross Society
Where: room 18
The side event is aimed at supporting the Movement’s reflection around the issue of corporate engagement. It will gather representatives from the corporate sector and National Societies to address the following key questions:
- How can the Movement play a more active role in integrating the corporate sector into broader response efforts?
- What types of partnerships can be established with businesses to enhance the Movement’s humanitarian impact?
- What support do National Societies need in order to engage in a broader and more sustained fashion with relevant corporate actors in their countries?
- From the corporate sector’s perspective, what are the opportunities and challenges faced when exploring partnerships with the Movement and its different components?
To initiate the discussion, The Philips Foundation, the Kenya Red Cross Society and the ICRC will be sharing their experience and insights on partnerships between humanitarian and corporate actors.
For more background and the latest thinking on corporate partnerships and innovation please visit: http://blogs.icrc.org/gphi2/