At the global level, CBi supported 13 private sector networks in 2017 in setting up and strengthening strategic private sector engagement in disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and recovery related areas. New networks were launched in Cote d’Ivoire, Vanuatu and the Pacific. Eight of the 13 networks responded to emergencies together with national and international actors. These included the Cyclone Enawo response in Madagascar, the flood and drought response in Sri Lanka, the earthquake response in Mexico, election preparedness in Kenya and support to conflict-affected populations in the Philippines. Other CBi Member Networks worked on disaster risk reduction and preparedness activities.