SME4H is a real-time online community platform that aims to connect everyone going through a humanitarian crisis. If you are an SME in need or can help, a volunteer, or an NGO, you can broadcast your list of needs, find a local crisis to help in, or post your supplies. The platform is created to help connect different parties in a local ecosystem when a humanitarian crisis occurs. If you can see yourself fitting in any category don’t hesitate to let us know!Collaborate With Us
We can help, as part of the larger Syria SMEs fabric, and we need a platform like SME4H to be adopted by actors on the ground to engage the local community for better response and for our own resilience. Everyone should take part of this – to gain information and to connect with businesses and humanitarians through a two-way enabling loop.
Our studies at HPG/ODI have shown that SMEs play a vital role in a humanitarian response. They are active on the ground, distributing assistance and facilitating humanitarian access in some of the most challenging crises in the world. This platform is a great opportunity to connect and empower SMEs and local humanitarian actors to cultivate strong and sustainable partnerships towards a more effective humanitarian response and a smoother reconstruction process.
SMEs are the backbone of every community around the world playing a vital role in creating jobs, welfare and social cohesion. Humanitarian processes could now recognize this role as the platform offers the chance of better visibility for local sourcing potentially stabilizing local business and – consequently – communities. Registering and benefit!
The proposed application/portal can provide alternate schemes for NGOs, SMEs and other international aid organization to coordinate the relief efforts during and post crises. It will provide a unified portal enabling various stakeholders to communicate effectively for the sake of providing the ultimate services in terms of quality and promptness for beneficiaries.
Responding effectively and with compassion to the devastation felt by people during humanitarian crises takes all of us. This new platform can enable many new actors to join-in and respond to the multiple needs more efficiently, helping to ensure faster recovery and give people the resources they need to build back even stronger.
At the forefront of all humanitarian crises must be a platform that can effectively link donor agencies with local SMEs that have the sociocultural and resource capabilities to weigh in, supply, and help guide interventions - that platform is now here, it’s SME4H.
Are you a humanitarian supporter and seeking: a one-platform that consolidates all resources, a single view that allows the extensive network of SMEs to buy-in and engage, an all-in-one view for managing the expectations and concerns of donors; SME4H platform enables you to do all this and more, have a much bigger impact in helping fragile communities, and proactively adjust to prevent humanitarian disasters.
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