RISK Award 2023: "Climate resilience and early warning"​​​​​​​

Call for applications

The 2023 RISK Award is looking for project proposals in the field of climate resilience and early warning. In this sense, the 2023 RISK Award reflects a combined approach from three major UN frameworks, namely the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change 2015. We especially invite non-profit organisations, NGOs, but also academic institutions and local communities to apply with their non-profit projects on this topic.

About the RISK Award
The risks posed by population development, environmental and climate change are increasing. Complex technical systems and infrastructure are additional risk factors. The RISK Award partners recognise the need to address this development. The RISK Award has been set up to help improve risk reduction and disaster management by providing financial support to projects dedicated to these issues.

Award endowment - Funding
The RISK Award is endowed with 100,000 €. This means that we can contribute to your project with a maximum of 100,000 €. However, we also understand that there are many initiatives that are larger. In this case, please write in your application what the volume of your overall project is and where the other required financial resources will come from. 

Guidelines for Application
Dates and deadlines:

  • 28 October 2022: Announcement of the 2023 RISK Award topic
  • 28 October - 20 December 2022 (23:00 CET): Application phase
  • 01 April 2023: Individual notification of application status
  • May 2023: 2023 RISK Award ceremony

  • The proposal must address the specific annual RISK Award topic
  • The project must be non-profit. Business development is not possible to be supported by the RISK Award.
  • The proposed project must include an implementation part (action), a proposal solely based on research is not sufficient.
  • The risks must be related to climate change and natural hazards.
  • Risks due to social turmoil, war, chemical disasters, and/or political crises are not in the scope of the RISK Award.
  • We appreciate ideas to involve the people at risk (people centred approaches).
  • We appreciate proposals which combine bottom-up approaches with top-down frameworks (community-based approaches).
  • We encourage project teams which are engaged in multi-stakeholder partnerships (different sectors, different sizes, different organisational background, PPPs).

How to apply
Application process:
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  2. Click on "Submissions" in the navigation bar and on "Add new submission" to upload your application.
  3. Click on "Save & submit" once your application is complete; as long as the application phase is running, you will be able to alter it afterwards.
  4. If you wish to continue at a later stage, just click on "Save and submit later".