“From Thoughts to Action!”


The idea behind the Risk Award

The risks resulting from population development, environmental and climate change are increasing. Complex technical systems and infrastructure are additional risk factors. The Award partners recognise the need to address this development.

The Risk Award will contribute to improved risk reduction and disaster management by providing financial support to a project dedicated to these issues.

All the important information is available in the left hand sidebar or as PDF-download here.

For questions and further informtion please contact:

Risk Award Secretariat
Munich Re Foundation
Königinstrasse 107
80791 München, Germany
Telephone +49 89 3891 8888
Fax +49 89 3891 7 8888

Global Risk Forum GRF Davos
Promenade 35
7270 Davos PLatz

Telephone +41 81 414 1600
Fax +41 81 414 1610

Topic 2012: Early warning in urban areas

The specific objective of the Risk Award is to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters, especially in developing countries. The award may concentrate on population development, water as a resource, and other risk factors may also be an issue. The Risk Award’s additional objective is to stimulate innovation and new approaches towards improving Risk Reduction and Disaster Management.

The first Risk Award is dedicated to the topic of “Early warning in urban areas”.


Submissions must include projects that are new, under development, or are upgrades of existing systems and services, or that adapt existing concepts to different applications. They may be submitted by individuals, teams or institutions from all different sectors, including governmental bodies.

Dates & Deadlines

Launch 13 May 2011 at the UNISDR Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, Switzerland
Proposals may be submitted until 31 December 2011
Notification of winning project(s) 31 May 2012
Risk Award Ceremony 26 August 2012 at the IDRC Davos 2012 in Davos, Switzerland


The proposal form to apply will be available for download here starting from 13 May 2011, the completed form has to be sent by 31 December 2011 to info@munichre-foundation.org

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