Winner 2019 RISK Award "Resilient Floating Homes in Bangladesh" announced at the Global Platform for DRR in Geneva, 17 May

Winner 2019 RISK Award "Resilient Floating Homes in Bangladesh" announced at the Global Platform for DRR in Geneva, 17 May

Current approaches for managing coastal disasters often focus on building large-scale engineered constructions like embankments or cyclone shelters on raised platforms. While these initiatives can save lives, they rarely address underlying causes of vulnerability. The 2019 RISK Award shifts that focus to a solution that is more integrated and systemic and helps families to address multiple challenges at once. >mehr

“It’s not about a boat house – it’s much more!”

Interview with Nandan Mukherjee, researcher at the University of Dundee, and co-developer of the Floating Homes Concept in Bangladesh. Nandan and project team won the 2019 RISK Award, endowed with € 100,000, for an innovative concept that has the potential to transform coastal areas and make them more resilient. >mehr

EpiNurse project in Nepal keeps the momentum going

The EpiNurse project in Nepal serves with special digital trainings to provide medical care in emergencies. The project continues to help people in disaster affected areas. It is expanding steadily. >mehr

2015 RISK Award India: A project is completed – and hits the ground running

We have achieved more than we could have hoped for: there are now training groups in 64 communities, coaching lessons in primary schools and universities, and a network of aid workers has been established in both urban centres and rural districts. >mehr