RISK Award - Miscellaneous

RISK Award 2019: 109 applications from 48 countries

RISK Award 2019: 109 applications from 48 countries

The call for proposals for the „Coastal Resilience“ RISK Award ended on 30 November 2018. We received 109 applications from 48 countries which address the issue from different perspectives. The high number of proposals clearly proves the necessity to act in order to adapt to climate and environmental changes. >mehr

2019 RISK Award "Coastal Resilience" - Call for proposals

2019 RISK Award "Coastal Resilience" - Call for proposals

Island states belong to the top-priority countries at risk in most parts of the world. Along with the other coastal areas, they are exposed to a number of risks. Extreme storms, erosion, sea level rise and further environmental changes are just a few examples. What are the most useful approaches to build resilience? >mehr

First-Hand-News 2017: Innovative Concepts and Technologies for DRR and DRM

First-Hand-News 2017: Innovative Concepts and Technologies for DRR and DRM

Good disaster prevention is key! This is again underpinned by the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. Innovation has the potential to boost it. Innovative concepts and technologies for information and communication (ICT) are playing an increasingly important role in DRM and DRR. >mehr

2017 RISK Award – “...and the winner is: EpiNurse from Nepal!”

2017 RISK Award – “...and the winner is: EpiNurse from Nepal!”

The 2017 RISK Award praises and funds a project that enhances disaster preparedness through innovative information and communication technologies. It supports prevention and control of communicable diseases following a disaster. The winning contribution was presented by the Nursing Association of Nepal (NAN). >mehr

RISK Award: The film

RISK Award: The film

The RISK Award has been set up to help improve risk reduction and disaster management by providing financial support to projects dedicated to this topic. A short movie gives insights. >mehr

2017 RISK Award: Cancun Announcement

2017 RISK Award: Cancun Announcement

End of May, the UNDRR' Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction' will take place in Cancun, Mexico. This is one of the world’s most important gatherings to improve global disaster prevention. During a ceremony on 24 May 2017, we will – together with our partners UNDRR and GRF Davos – announce the 2017 RISK Award. >mehr

2017 RISK Award: Information and Communication - Call for proposals

2017 RISK Award: Information and Communication - Call for proposals

Disaster prevention is key! This is underpinned by the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. Innovative concepts and technologies for information and communication (ICT) are playing an increasingly important role in DRM and DRR. >mehr

New Publication: RISK Award 2015 First-hand news

New Publication: RISK Award 2015 First-hand news

This publication summarises a jury selection of the best project proposals in 2015. They provide valuable information as to how effective disaster risk reduction projects can be implemented. >mehr

RISK Award 2015 – 145 applications

RISK Award 2015 – 145 applications

The application phase for the third RISK Award ended on 1 November 2014. This year there were twice as many participants as last year. One hundred and forty-five applications reached us from sixty countries. >mehr

2015 RISK Award: Call for proposals

2015 RISK Award: Call for proposals

The risks resulting from population development, environmental and climate change are increasing. Complex technical systems and infrastructure are additional risk factors. We recognise the need to address this development. The RISK Award will contribute to improved risk reduction by providing financial support to a project dedicated to these issues. >mehr

2014 RISK Award first-hand news

2014 RISK Award first-hand news

This publication summarises a selection of the best project proposals 2014. They provide valuable information on how effective inclusive disaster risk management can be implemented. >mehr

RISK Award – 77 proposals, 44 countries

RISK Award – 77 proposals, 44 countries

How can people who are particularly vulnerable be protected more effectively against disasters? This is the topic of the RISK Award 2014. Proposals were accepted up until 31 December 2013. The response was overwhelming: seventy-seven applications from forty-four countries. >mehr

2014 RISK Award: Call for proposals

2014 RISK Award: Call for proposals

About 2,500 specialists from around the world came to Geneva to attend the 4th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. We used the conference to announce the call for applications for the second RISK Award „Disaster emergency – Resilience for the most vulnerable“. >mehr

2012 RISK Award results

2012 RISK Award results

In August 2012, Davos, Switzerland, hosted an important conference on disaster preparedness, the "Fourth International Disaster and Risk Conference" (IDRC). The opening ceremony included the first presentation of the RISK Award, which offers substantial prize money. >mehr

2012 Risk Award: Call for applications closed

2012 Risk Award: Call for applications closed

The RISK Award will be presented in recognition of a groundbreaking early warning project. The application deadline expired at the end of 2011, and 38 applications were submitted. >mehr

We spoke to Margareta Wahlström, UNDRR (formerly UNISDR): Why is disaster risk reduction more important than ever?

We spoke to Margareta Wahlström, UNDRR (formerly UNISDR): Why is disaster risk reduction more important than ever?

In a short interview, Margareta Wahlström explains why disaster reduction and the RISK Award, a substantial prize for better disaster management, are so important. The Award aims to send out a clear message about disaster reduction. >mehr

2012 RISK Award: Request for proposals

2012 RISK Award: Request for proposals

Population growth, environmental changes and climate shifts are causing risks to increase; complex technical systems and globalised infrastructures involve additional risk potential. Successful risk management begins at the local level, with the people at risk. The RISK Award supports projects aimed at reducing risks and improving disaster prevention. >mehr

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