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.

 

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

2019 RISK Award: "Resilient Floating Homes in Bangladesh"

2019 RISK Award: "Resilient Floating Homes in Bangladesh"

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. >more

2017 RISK Award: "EpiNurses in Nepal are modernising the healthcare system"

2017 RISK Award: "EpiNurses in Nepal are modernising the healthcare system"

Mobile phones and tablets are the daily companions of the EpiNurses – nurses with special digital training – in Nepal. The women are sent to refugee camps, crisis areas and remote mountainous regions to provide medical care in emergencies. >more

Archive

Archive

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

Disaster Prevention

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Contact

> Christian Barthelt

> Thomas Loster

 

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