RISK Award – 77 topics, 44 countries

RISK Award – 77 topics, 44 countries

How can people who are particularly vulnerable be protected more effectively against disasters? This is 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. >more

Registration and abstract submission open for the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014

Involved or working in the field of Risk and Disaster Management? The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos invites you to submit an abstract for oral presentation, poster presentation, a session or a workshop. >more

New publication: IntoAction 4 - Making the city of Beira resilient against floods and cyclones

Beira is the second largest city in Mozambique with approximately 450,000 inhabitants. It has been facing increasing environmental stress and natural hazards over the last decades. Population explosion, mainly due to immigration from rural areas, is one driving factor. Read more about the first RISK Award project.


Beira – Poor people becoming more resilient against floods

31 May 2013 - Mozambique is facing increasing threats from weather events and climate change. Coastal areas are especially affected, mainly by rising sea levels and stronger tropical cyclones. In coastal cities, densely populated suburbs with informal townships are especially exposed to natural hazards. >more