Archive - Disaster prevention

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

2015 RISK Award - Community self assessment and planning for DRR in Pune, India

2015 RISK Award - Community self assessment and planning for DRR in Pune, India

The 2015 RISK Award honours and funds an innovative and sustainable project in India. The winner of the 2015 RISK Award is the All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG). Its project reduces disaster risks faced especially by women and children in a slum population. >more

RISK Award 2014 - Peñaflor town inclusive safe community: resilience for all

RISK Award 2014 - Peñaflor town inclusive safe community: resilience for all

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

RISK Award 2012 - Making the city of Beira resilient to floods and cyclones

RISK Award 2012 - Making the city of Beira resilient to floods and cyclones

In 2012, an early flood warning project in Mozambique, was honoured as the winner of our RISK Award. The technical basis of the system are small sensors floating in a tube and covered with a metal coating. They trip a switch when waters rise and thus sound the alarm. >more

Early flood warning in Mozambique

Early flood warning in Mozambique

In Mozambique, we and our partners are working with the local community to set up flood warning systems along a number of rivers. Early warning systems only work if the people at risk are involved in setting them up. The project was launched in 2005, and successes since then show that the systems work. >more

RANET - Early warning in Tonga

RANET - Early warning in Tonga

In Tonga, we funded the installation of the high frequency (HF) RANET warning system. It uses high-frequency radio data circuits to provide more exact forecasts and broadcast warnings. >more