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. >more

Upscaling the concept of "floating homes"

The Dundee University and Resilience Solution, the research implementation partner from Bangladesh, have won the 2019 RISK Award. Their intention is to further develop a unique "Disaster Resilient Floating Homes” concept on the coast of Bangladesh. The homes will withstand natural catastrophes and other effects of climate change thus serving the resilience of their inhabitants. The houses are also able to provide new and sustainable livelihood options. >more

EpiNurse – a RISK Award project in the home straight

Specially trained nurses are the cornerstone of the initiative. As the project enters the home straight, we spoke with two key representatives from the Nursing Association Nepal (NAN), which is responsible for EpiNurse. >more

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. >more