RISK Award 2012 - Making the city of Beira resilient to floods and cyclones

Beira – Poor people becoming more resilient against floods

Beira – Poor people becoming more resilient against floods

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

Beira city – First steps towards improved disaster prevention

Beira city – First steps towards improved disaster prevention

In August 2012, an early flood warning project in the city of Beira, Mozambique, was honoured as the winner of our RISK Award. The technical basis of the system are small sensors floating in a tube and covered with a metal coating. They trip a switch when waters rise and thus sound the alarm. >more

Three questions put to João Ribeiro (INGC)

Three questions put to João Ribeiro (INGC)

The INGC, Mozambique's National Institute for Disaster Management, was involved in the RISK Award project from the outset. Following presentation of the prize in Davos, we interviewed João Ribeiro, the INGC's Director. >more

2012 "Early warning in urban areas" RISK Award goes to Beira

2012 "Early warning in urban areas" RISK Award goes to Beira

The inaugural RISK Award was presented by Munich Re Foundation, UNISDR and GRF Davos at the high profile IDRC disaster prevention conference in Davos on 26 August to a project aimed at using basic means to reduce the risk of flooding in slum areas of the city of Beira in Mozambique. >more

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