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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.
  • R!SE Japan Symposium - 12 March 2015 - Tokyo The objective of the R!SE Japan Symposium is to convene Disaster Risk Management (DRM) thought leaders and subject matter experts, and to discuss and explore concrete examples of risk-sensitive investments to create risk-resilient societies. During the event, we will discuss how to create new opportunities through R!SE to promote risk-sensitive investments in Japan and internationally leveraging also Japanese expertise on urban resilience.
  • R!SE will be officially launch in the United States and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the R!SE Alliance Partners and other R!SE stakeholders will discuss implementation of the R!SE Initiative locally, across the US, and globally.
  • 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.
  • 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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