Scale and footprint
Collaborate, promote, and incorporate prevention and resilience tools for enterprises
Usability and adaptability
Cost effective and easy to deploy measures that require minimal supervision
A community of users
By engaging a wide range of partners, in a way that applies specifically to their needs and context, we can ensure the dissemination of best practices.
Why is the Toolkit Necessary?
According to the World Humanitarian Data and Trends report, by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in 2016, the price of global conflict stood staggeringly at $14.3 trillion, or 12.6% of global GDP. In fact, over the last decade, medium-intensity conflicts – or violent crises – experienced an increase. In 2016 alone, there were 402 political conflicts globally.
This suite of tools will assist small and medium enterprises to better manage their operations in disaster affected zones. They will enable businesses to quickly assess and understand how their vulnerability may be changing, make prudent decisions about whether additional management actions are required in the future, and support them in implementation of risk mitigation actions.
Who should use the toolkit?
The toolkits should be used by:
Smaller enterprises may only have they capacity to use the easy to use self-assessment and specific SME TOOL.
Medium sized and larger firms may be us the wider suite of material in a more structured way.
- small, medium and large businesses that operate near or in conflict affected zones
- businesses in zones that are at risk of violence, to plan for a rapid escalation of violence
- enterprises and their workers