Join us for a live written discussion with a panel of experts to examine how business can help build national coalitions and collaborations to fight COVID-19.
Thursday 30th April 3pm BST / 10am EDT / 5pm EAT [ADD TO CALENDAR]
The COVID-19 global pandemic is resulting in business, governments and civil society working together like never before.
In Kenya for example, the launch of the National Business Compact, a collaboration for urgent local action is driving real traction and saving lives. With over 50 businesses signed up, they have a mandate to accelerate local action and support government efforts in countering the pandemic. Through global best-practice sharing to tackle COVID-19, competing brands are working together.
This is just one example, there are others at both national and local levels. We urgently need to understand what is making these work, what lessons need learning and how replication can happen.
Join this online written discussion to examine how business can help build national coalitions and collaborations to fight COVID-19.
As Myriam Sidibe, Founder of the Kenya National Business Compact says:
“We need urgent local action to fight this global pandemic. Businesses must stand up immediately and commit to responsible marketing practices and support efforts to accelerate national handwashing campaigns and other preventative solutions”
- Sinead Duffy, Head of NGO Engagement, Bayer
- Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder and CEO, Business Fights Poverty
- Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School
- Sam Abrahams, Chief Executive, First Aid Africa
- Ali Kolahi, head of the Nafas Campaign Business Associations’ Liaison Committee, Nafas Platform Co-ordinators
- Myriam Sidibe, Co-Founder Kenya National Business Compact and Founder, Brands on a Mission
- Stephen Gelb, Principal Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
- Dave Prescott, Creative Director, The Partnering Initiative
- Marcelo Linguitte, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Projects and Resource Mobilization, UN Global Compact Brazil
- Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network UK
- Tazin Shadid, CEO, YY Ventures
Moderator: Katie Hyson, Director, Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty
What examples of national collaborative platforms to fight COVID-19 are there?
What are the lessons we can learn from these different examples? What are the risks, opportunities and best practice?
How can these coalitions and collaborations be replicated rapidly? And where are they most needed?
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