The administrator of the Confédération Généraleof Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Pierre MAGNE, invited this Thursday, June 04th within the Maison de l’Entreprise to the Plateau (Abidjan), the State of Côte d’Ivoire to a particular device to help the private sector to become involved in humanitarian actions.
« The private sector is recognized for its corporate social responsibility. We wish that the State consider a particular device to help the private sector to become involved in humanitarian actions. », stated Mr. MAGNE, the opening of the regional Dialogue on the commitment of the private sector in humanitarian action in West Africa, initiated by the United Nations, the Social Commission and the CGECI employment and the Ministry of solidarity, family, women and child.
According to the Deputy special representative of the Nations United of the Secretary-General, humanitarian coordinator and resident coordinator for Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Babacar CISSE, Ivory Coast has experienced a major humanitarian crisis, with more than 500,000 refugees and it was important to join forces to deal with this humanitarian crisis. « It takes a better partnership between the private sector and humanitarian agencies because the contribution of the private sector is necessary. », so spoke Mr. CISSE.
The representative of the Minister of solidarity, family, women and children, Ms. EDEMEE ABOUATTIER, Deputy Head of cabinet, the private sector contributes for several years to improve the conditions of life of the people by their actions. It recommended that the private sector to generalize these humanitarian actions on more innovative partnerships. « That private sector adapts to the realities and needs », she added.
Working sessions have articulated this day on topics such as ‘partnership on the risk analysis and preparedness planning; « Partnership on the response to crises and Creation of an environment conducive to the participation of the sector.
This Dialogue brought together private sector and humanitarian actors to examine regional examples of partnership, in particular in the context of the response Ebola crisis, identify best practices and make recommendations for the future of humanitarian action. It is based on the recommendations of the Summit of the West African humanitarian consultation and Central held in June 2014, who supports the improvement of the collaboration of the private sector in emergency preparedness.
A global humanitarian Summit is scheduled in Istanbul (Turkey) in May 2016 by the United Nations in order to define a new approach to the humanitarian action that is better adapted to the realities of the 21st century and make it more inclusive, diversified, global and effective humanitarian action.