Nominations are now open for the 2010 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction. The candidate can be an individual or an institution that has carried out outstanding and internationally recognized action that contributes to the strategic goals and priorities of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate how their achievements are linked to the newest international disaster risk reduction campaign, “Making Cities Resilient – My City is Getting Ready,” drawing on as many of the Ten Essentials as possible for addressing issues of local governance and urban risk.
Candidates should send the completed cover form to the UNISDR Secretariat by 28 February 2011, together with the requested detailed information in support of their nomination. Candidates are requested to provide a Power Point presentation in English with details of their work and contribution to reducing risk and vulnerability to natural hazards. Late nominations will not be considered.