Call for Grant Application 2014 - Risk Award: Disaster emergency – Resilience for the most vulnerable

Posted by Jamal Fida Sunday, September 8, 2013 0 comments
Closing Date: December 31,2013

The risks resulting from population development, environmental and climate change are increasing. Complex technical systems and infrastructure are additional risk factors. Successful Disaster Risk reduction starts at the local level with people at risk. The Risk Award, announced by UNISDR, GRF Davos, and Munich Re Foundation, will contribute to improved risk reduction and disaster management by providing financial support to a project dedicated to these issues.

According to the UN some nine billion people will live on earth in 2050. Most of this growth will take place in large cities, and the exposure of people to natural hazards and climate change will increase risks even further. Therefore the second RISK Award is dedicated to the topic “Disaster emergency – Resilience for the most vulnerable”.

The objective of the Risk Award is to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters, especially in developing countries. It is also designed to stimulate innovation and new approaches towards improving risk reduction and disaster management. The RISK Award will be assigned to an operational project in the field of Risk Reduction and Disaster Management.

The prize will be awarded every two years at the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC), organized by GRF Davos. The biennial topic will be announced at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, organized by UNISDR.

The award winner will receive funding up to 100,000 €. The prize has to be used for the implementation of the proposed project. With each awardee an individual funding agreement will be concluded that fits to the specific project situation and needs. It will contain a milestone planning, a payout-agreement and it will define the tangible results which have to evolve during the handling time of the project.

It is expected that the successful project will be carried out by a team of people who have complementary skills. It is perfectly legitimate to involve participants from partner institutions, but it is not advisable to form large consortia for the purpose of submitting a proposal.


Research institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and non-profit organisations (NPOs) are especially encouraged to submit. The jury who will make the final decision consists of a board of internationally renowned experts in the field of disaster risk reduction representing a variety of backgrounds (developing countries and developed countries, gender-balanced, politicians, scientists and practitioners). They stand for a fair, objective and targeted decision process. Therefore the decision of the jury cannot be challenged and must not be subject to appeal.


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