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RISK Award: Innovative solutions for DRR and climate change adaptation – Lessons learned from award winning projects
In this side event we present winning DRR-projects from the UNDRR and Munich Re Foundation RISK Award programme. The organizations (NGOs and academia) come from Chile, India, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. All have developed different innovative project ideas for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. They have implemented their projects as blueprints on a local level with the help of the RISK Award funding (€ 100,000). The four approaches tackled four different important aspects of DRR:

Inclusion of people with disabilities
Community-based adaptation including women and youths
Nature-based solutions using mangroves
Alternative home and living concepts in a changing, flood-impacted, environment
The project owners will show how eminently important DRR projects can be implemented and set on a path to sustainability with local participation, limited financial resources, but great motivation, visibility and perseverance.

Session objectives

We want to discuss solutions for the following questions:
What are the success factors to make a pilot project work?
How do you achieve the participation of as many population groups as possible?
Long-term funding of projects is often a problem in NGO-run projects. How was this dealt with here?
What role do local governments play?
What are the hurdles and challenges in scaling up local DRR interventions? What are potential strategies to overcome them?
Ms. Renate Bleich -Chair, Munich Re Foundation, Germany

May 26, 2022 04:30 PM in Hong Kong SAR

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