ARISE UAE to Expand its Network Members

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ARISE UAE to Expand its Network Members

29 June 2021 – The Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) UAE, which is the first National ARISE to be developed in the Arab region, announced the joining of 13 new members, forming a total of 24 members, during a meeting attended by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) and the members of ARISE UAE.

Throughout the past period, ARISE UAE network members and its board worked on promoting ARISE and its critical role in building risk-resilient societies. Shortly after its establishment, the network has mobilized and started working in the areas of infrastructure resilience, insurances, SME’s, health, and recovery.

ARISE UAE was established in September 2020 in conjunction with UNDRR. It reflects on the United Arab Emirates’ commitment towards disaster risk reduction and its important role in developing resilient cities and communities. ARISE UAE is playing a vital role in creating risk-resilient societies by energizing the private sector in collaboration with the public sector and other stakeholders to achieve the outcome and goal of the Sendai Framework transparently and inclusively.

“ARISE members are a catalyst for business innovation and knowledge sharing aiming to achieve a sustainable and resilient future. ARISE thrives on the connection of a passionate community of business and private partners, but more importantly, on the work of every single member,” said Sujit Mohanty, Chief of the UNDRR Regional Office for the Arab States, in a virtual meet and greet gathering attended by the members of ARISE UAE.

UNDRR launched ARISE in 2015 to support the private sector to become a key partner in reducing disaster risk. ARISE network mobilizes and facilitates the private sector to carry out risk-informed investments and to apply business practices that reduce and prevent the creation of risk, build resilience and enhance recovery from disasters, in line with the Sendai Framework. ARISE focuses on four priorities: SMEs; integrating DRR into investment decisions; incentivizing DRR within the insurance industry, and resilient infrastructure. 

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