What is ARISE

ARISE stands for the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies. ARISE is a UNISDR-led network of private sector entities, whose members voluntarily commit to align with the Sendai Framework. ARISE members share information, experience, activities, and projects, while the level of involvement and resources is at the discretion of each member. Most activities and interactions are a local and regional level, and ARISE is structured accordingly.

Sustainable development cannot be achieved unless disaster risk is reduced

The overall goal of the initiative is to create disaster resilient societies and to achieve the outcomes and goals as set by the Sendai Framework. ARISE facilitates exchange of experience and knowledge on how to implement tangible disaster risk reduction projects through seven Work Streams: Disaster Risk Management strategies, investment metrics, benchmarking and standards, education and training, legal and regulatory, urban risk reduction & resilience, and insurance.

ARISE members agree to advance The Five Commitments of ARISE in support of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

Five Commitments:

Commitment 1: Raise awareness with respect to disaster risk and mobilization of the private sector;

Commitment 2: Exercise influence in respective spheres of expertise;

Commitment 3: Share knowledge and bring in expertise of the private sector;

Commitment 4: Be a catalyst to generate innovation and collaboration;

Commitment 5: Implement tangible projects and activities to achieve the targets of the Sendai Framework.