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Damir Čemerin Award for Local Change


2015 Arnaud Brun


Flood monitoring start-up wins award

A French start-up that uses image sensors to monitor water levels in order to head off the threat of flood has today won a pan-European award that recognizes innovative approaches to reducing disaster risk.

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2014 Francisco Jódar Alonso Damir


Quake Mayor’s focus on elderly wins award

Spanish town of Lorca: The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) today presented the mayor of the Spanish town of Lorca with the Damir Čemerin award for his work in caring for the elderly, and promoting disaster reduction awareness, following a devastating earthquake in 2011.

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2013 Dr Ilan Kelman


Norway: Disaster risk forum honours champion of local action

Oslo – A champion of local action to reduce disaster risk was this week honoured for his years of commitment in support of building safer and more resilient communities worldwide.

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2012 Sunčana Jokić


UNISDR Chief honours Croatian champion of change

Ms. Wahlström, the head of the UN's Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Croatian Minister of Interior, Ranko Ostojić, today presented Croatian educator, Sunčana Jokić, with the country's first "Champion of Change" award established by the Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD).

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