We received 77 applications from 44 countries. The different countries are marked in the map.

RISK Award – 77 applications, 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.

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.

Selection process
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).

Projects and reports

> Overview


RISK Award platforms

> IDRC Davos

> Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction


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RISK Award

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RISK Award partners


> GRF Davos

> Munich Re Foundation


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> 2014 RISK Award press release

> 2014 RISK Award flyer