Programs and Partners

Vanuatu Business Resilience Council

Vanuatu Business Resilience Council

The Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC) is hosted by the VCCI and provides a coordination mechanism for the private sector to engage with government and partners on resilience building, response and recovery activities.

Established in October 2017, the VBRC is supported by the Connecting Business Initiative (CBi), in collaboration with the UNDP Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP). VBRC’s role is to coordinate and strengthen engagement of the private sector in disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and recovery, and climate change adaptation and mitigation in Vanuatu.

In 2018, VBRC facilitated the first ever Private Sector Climate Finance Tradeshow organized in Vanuatu by VCCI, VBRC and Ministry of Climate Change, and supported by GGGI. Later in the year, VBRC and GGGI were nominated by the Vanuatu National Advisory Board (NAB) on climate change to develop a Green Climate Fund readiness proposal that would further support the work of the VCCI/VBRC.

The Green Climate Fund Readiness project will launch in June 2019 to help Vanuatu’s private sector develop its capacities to develop climate change projects. As part of this project, a website/portal will be developed and launched later this year.

Membership of the VBRC is inclusive with a focus on the private sector. The VBRC meets monthly at the VCCI office.

The VBRC is a member of the Pacific Business Resilience Network and the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO). To contact VBRC, please email etpr@vcci.com.vu.