Together with the World Health Organization Sasakawa Health Prize and the UN Environment Programme Sasakawa Environment Prize, the United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction is one of the three prestigious prizes established in 1986 by the founding Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Mr. Ryoichi Sasakawa. The United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction is awarded to an individual or institution that has made active efforts to reduce disaster risk in their community and advocates for disaster risk reduction.
The Sasakawa Award recognizes selected candidates (individuals, groups, organizations, local authorities, etc.) through an award accompanied by a grant. The Award promotes importance of a more people-centered preventive approach to disaster risk, as well as inclusive and accessible disaster risk reduction practices, in line with the Sendai Framework.
The central theme for the Sasakawa Award 2022 is “Building resilience through a multi-hazard approach.”
The 2022 Sasakawa prizes will be awarded at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which will take place on Wednesday 25th May 2022 in Bali, Indonesia in the Nusa Dua conference hall between 19:30 – 20:30. The ceremony will be preceded by a reception which will commence at 19:00.
The event will be moderated by Andini Effendi, Indonesian news anchor and journalist.
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