the national business COMPACT on Coronavirus

Collaboration for urgent local action, global best-practice sharing to tackle Covid-19.

the national business COMPACT on coronavirus

Sharing best practices with local communities.

the national business COMPACT on coronavirus

Providing essential WASH facilities to beat the spread of Covid-19.

ABOUT US

About the coalition

The National Business Compact on Coronavirus (NBCC) is a coalition of like-minded partners that was set up in March 2020 to respond to the complex, rapid onset emergency and systemic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya, and later Uganda and Tanzania.  

NBCC, in partnership with Amref Health Africa mobilised on-the-ground and digital action for a year as part of the Unilever-FCDO (UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) funded Hygiene and Behaviour Change Coalition (HBCC1) 

In April 2022, Amref-NBCC is back, mobilising as part of the recently launched HBCC2, with renewed funding from Unilever-FCDO. 

Amref-NBCC's goal is to drive scale, reaching more communities and populations across Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, doing so in an inclusive way. This mobilisation ambitiously targets at least 75 million people. 

The NBCC secretariat is currently being hosted by Brands on a Mission, a B-Corp founded by Prof Myriam Sidibe (one of the co-founders of NBCC), that is working to help brands and organisations accelerate their impact in health and well-being.

ONE YEAR ON

1 year commemoration of the NBCC

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NEWS

Read the latest about our work

Large-scale Hygiene Behaviour Change Initiative Goes Live in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

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HBCC 2
July 29, 2022
Amref Health Africa

Betting on better, taking HBCC1 learning’s into HBCC2

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The NBCC mobilised something new, novel, and due to the lack of a formal entity, everyone felt ownership and part of its success.
July 25, 2022
Amref Health Africa

NBCC is back, ready to activate with Amref Health Africa as part of HBCC 2

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Prof Myriam Sidibe, co-founder of NBCC and now NBCC’s Secretariat Chair, shares some reflections
July 20, 2022
Amref Health Africa
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RESOURCES

The latest resources

Newsletter

NBCC Newsletter Issue 3

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Celebrating The Global Handwashing Day in Kenya

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“Hygiene and Behaviour Change: Business Coalitions to Fight COVID-19” at Business Fights Poverty NYC Online 2020

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The NBCC mobilised something new, novel, and due to the lack of a formal entity, everyone felt ownership and part of its success. Instead of talking about what its members were doing individually, the NBCC mobilised collective on-the-ground action

Dr. Jane Nelson, Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School​

As the Ministry of Health, we are looking forward to collaborating with the Kenya Business Compact to win the fight against COVID-19 and advance our journey towards Universal Health Coverage in the Country

Dr Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Health, Kenya

This initiative is in the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda. Especially in times of uncertainty, we need to come together, in order to leave no-one-behind. As the SDGs are everyone’s business, fighting COVID-19 will certainly be as well.

Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya

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

Myriam Sidibe, Senior Fellow from the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

The COVID19 response needs a whole society approach with full ownership from Individuals, families, communities, businesses, and Government in order to reduce and control its spread. It is not a Government only effort.

Dr. Githinji Gitahi, AMREF Group CEO

The anticipated impacts of the work will be to accelerate a WHO-validated, national handwashing campaign and other COVID-19 preventative solutions, starting in Kenya.

Pheodor Mundia, The Marketing Society Chairman

PARTNERS

Our current set of collaborators

COLLABORATORS

OUR COMMITMENTS

14

COMMITMENTS

70.2

Million

IN FUNDS (KsH)

14

PARTNERS

DONORS

The latest commitments from our donors

Beiersdorf

Products & Services
KSH
3.1M

3.1M KSH Sanitizers

April 24, 2020

The UN SDG Partnership Platform

Funding
KSH
3M

Providing 3 million KSH financial support to boost the capacities of the NBCC Secretariat & Flexi Fund Management.

April 22, 2020

Copia

Business Support
KSH
5M

Distribution of 1,500 Hand Washing Stations

April 17, 2020

Swiss Development Cooperation

Funding
KSH
19M

19M in funding

April 2, 2020

Twiga

Funding
KSH
200k

200 Ksh in cash

April 2, 2020

Menengai

Products & Services
KSH
1.49M

100 street lights; 48,000 bars of soap; 1000 basins

April 2, 2020

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