Interest in the RISK Award has grown considerably. In comparison to the 38 proposals in 2012, the figure for 2014 has more than doubled. The range of topics covered by the proposals is extremely wide. One project, for example, addressed educational measures in pre-school childcare centres: even the youngest members of our society can learn what to do in the case of an emergency. Fringe groups, such as ethnic or religious minorities, often receive inadequate attention in official risk management plans. Some of the suggestions address this problem and put forward solutions for integration. Some places also do not have the technical resources to help people prepare more effectively. Several proposals on this subject were also received.
Due to the large number of applications and the large amount of additional information material, it will take some time to sort the documents and submit them to the jury. It will then take weeks until a decision is made.
International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC)
The results will be known by early spring and the winner or winners notified. The official prize giving ceremony for the RISK Award 2014 will take place in August in Davos, where the Global Risk Forum (GRF) is holding the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC).