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  • Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction adresses the presentation of New Partnerships for DRM in Berlin, June 2014 (Source GIZ)
    Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction adresses the presentation of New Partnerships for DRM in Berlin, June 2014. Credit Photo: GIZ
  • Launch Event of the R!SE Initiative for Disaster Risk-Sensitive Investments, 19 May 2014, UN Headquarters, New York. Photo credit: Rick Bajornas for UNISDR.
  • Launch Event of the R!SE Initiative for Disaster Risk-Sensitive Investments, 19 May 2014, UN Headquarters, New York. Photo credit: Rick Bajornas for UNISDR.
  • Bangkok facing record floods
    Concentrated growth, increased risk. Coastal areas, especially heavily populated megadelta regions, will be at greatest risk due to increased flooding. Photo credit: Brigitte Leoni, UNISDR.

The R!SE initiative is an ambitious global response to a daunting global challenge, a new way of collaborating, to unlock the potential for public and private sector actors who are ready and willing to make a step forward and take leadership on disaster risk reduction.

The overall goal of the initiative is to make all investments risk-sensitive. R!SE will facilitate the exchange of experience and knowledge to implement tangible disaster risk reduction projects through 8 streams of activities: Strategies for global business, risk metrics for economic forecasting, industry sector certification, education, principles for responsible investing, resilience of cities, insurance, and resilience of UN programming.

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