Find out more about what R!SE is, and how this Initiative is aiming at 'Creating risk-resilient societies by making investments risk-sensitive'.
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R!SE was launched in Boston, USA, on 2 March 2015. Boston Mayor, Martin J. Walsh welcomed the launch. UNISDR, AECOM, Willis and PwC co-organized the event.
(left) ADB Climate Change Coordination and Disaster Risk Management Unit Head Preety Bhandari delivering her welcome remarks at the R!SE Initiative.
(top right) Andrew Maskrey (UNISDR Head of Risk Knowledge Section & Global R!SE Leader) and Nick Shufro (PwC US lead for R!SE in the Americas and Southeast Asia) co-introduce the R!SE Initiative.
(bottom right) PwC Philippines Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera moderated the panel discussion on public private sector disaster risk management initiatives.
The R!SE Initiative was launched in the Philippines for the Asia Pacific region on 26 February 2015. The launch was hosted by the Asian Development Bank, organized by UNISDR and PwC. The Initiative gained support from both the public and private sector.
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.
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.