The International Humanitarian City brings the private sector into the humanitarian space through coordinating humanitarian response activities with the private sector. Many strategic initiatives and partnerships have thus taken shape in this context, including the Global Humanitarian Impact Fund (GHIF) and the Private Sector Frontiers Roundtable Series.
The Private Sector Frontiers Roundtable Series
The Private Sector Frontiers Roundtable Series focuses on how to strengthening the role of the private sector in humanitarian assistance as well as building partnerships with the sector across the UAE. It is a forum to discuss ideas, explore fresh thoughts, offer recommendations to overcome challenges, pilot initiatives, and allow the formation of sustainable partnerships. Each session tackles the responsibility and role of a different industry within the private sector, paving the way for companies to support social and humanitarian action in the best way possible.
The roundtables introduce potential areas where the private sector could offer support (talent, expertise, technology, finance) across the whole value chain of humanitarian assistance. It also addresses the challenges currently preventing sustainable partnerships (regulation, awareness, incentives, etc.) and recommends initiatives to increase the humanitarian scope of work of the private sector.