Disaster prevention projects

Recent decades have seen a significant increase in the number of natural catastrophes with devastating consequences. Disaster prevention is more vital than ever, and local projects show particular promise. The Munich Re Foundation supports the installation of warning systems tailored to the needs of those at risk.

 

Building resilience in Bangladesh

Building resilience in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the countries most at risk in the world. Together with the United Nations University in Bonn, we support the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). In addition to research on resilience, the aim is to safeguard several communities in risk zones against flood disasters. >more

Resilience Academy

Resilience Academy

Together with UNU-EHS and ICCCAD, we are organising a Resilience Academies series. The aim is to invite players from all sectors to pursue dialogue and deepen knowledge in an intensive week of training and workshops. The academy events will be held alternately in Bangladesh and Germany. >more

RISK Award

RISK Award

The RISK Award, launched in 2012, will award up to €100,000 every two years to fund groundbreaking projects. RISK Award projects are extending the scope of the early warning systems in Mozambique and Tonga. Knowledge acquired from UNU projects benefits our early warning projects. >more

RISK Award 2015: Community self-assessment in Pune, India

RISK Award 2015: Community self-assessment in Pune, India

With its project “Community self-assessment and planning with women’s participation for disaster risk” the AIILSG from India aims to reduce the disaster risk of the urban vulnerable communities in slums with a special focus on children and women. >more

The 2014 RISK Award goes to ONG Inclusiva, Chile

The 2014 RISK Award goes to ONG Inclusiva, Chile

People with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to disasters because of health, architectural and technological barriers. The 2014 RISK Award honours and funds a project dedicated to improving the inclusion of people with disabilities in disaster risk management (DRM). >more

Archive

Archive

Find out more about the disaster prevention projects of the previous years. >more

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