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Apply immediately for the 2015 Risk Award

METROPOLIS wants to remind and encourage all cities and institutions part of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign to apply for the 2015 Risk Award organized jointly by Munich Re Foundation, the Global Risk Forum and UNISDR.  Applications are open now until the end of next week.

The 2015 RISK Award will go to an operational project that addresses the topic of Disaster Risk Reduction. It may be a technical proposal, a plan optimizing a legal framework, e.g. affecting building codes, or land use plans. What is important is that it exhibits a tangible and sustainable approach to serving people, reducing risks or preventing new ones.
Submissions can include projects that are new or in development, that are upgrades of existing systems, technologies or services, or that adapt existing concepts to different applications. They may be submitted by individuals, teams or institutions from different sectors, including government bodies.

The prize will be awarded at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan (http://wcdrr.org). The award winner will receive funding of up to €100,000 to help implement the proposed project. The prize may also be divided up among different projects.

Dates and deadlines:

Proposals should be submitted by:  1 November 2014

Notification of winning projects: February 2015

Risk Award ceremony: 14 March 2015 at UNISDR Sendai World Conference

For further details please visit: http://www.risk-award.org/