The first RISK Award was launched during the 3rd Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva this year. For the first time, the Global Risk Forum, Munich Re Foundation, and United Nations Secretariat for the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) decided to join forces and offer a €100,000 award. The award will support the most promising proposal in risk reduction and disaster management. The award will be handed over at GRF Davos’ biennial IDRC Davos conferences – for the first time on 26 August 2012 at the 4th IDRC Davos 2012.
The objective of the RISK Award is to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters, especially in developing countries. A further objective is to stimulate new and innovative approaches towards improved disaster prevention.
The first 2012 award will focus on Early Warning in Urban Areas.
We accept applications until 31 December 2011
To apply to the Risk Award please download the proposal form at www.risk-award.org and send the complete form by 31 December 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also find additional information on the RISK Award on the Munich Re Foundation website www.munichre-foundation.org.