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Mozambique: Private Sector Briefing - Friday 22 March, 2019

What can the private sector do?

• Businesses are a major contributor to humanitarian action. Some ways you can contribute:

1. Making a financial contribution: The humanitarian community considers financial contributions to reputable aid organizations participating in the international humanitarian coordination mechanisms as one of the most valuable and effective form of response. OCHA-managed pooled funds are considered to be one of the most efficient mechanisms of humanitarian financing e.g. CERF.

2. Making an in-kind donation of products or services. See more here:

3. Engaging in the Connecting Business initiative. The Connecting Business initiative – a private sector-driven, UN-supported multi-stakeholder alliance that engages the private sector strategically and holistically before, during and after emergencies, strengthening the overall resilience of communities.

4. Making a commercial offer. If your offer is commercial in nature, please go to for more information.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
22 Mar 2019
Document type: 
Tropical Cyclone Idai - Mar 2019