The Global Platform Daily - Day 2

  • Date: 17 June 2009
  • Source: UNDRR

Indonesian scientist is 2009 Sasakawa Award Laureate

A highlight of last night’s reception hosted by the Government of Switzerland – following the welcoming remarks made at the opening ceremony earlier in the day by the Swiss Confederation President Hans-Rudolf Merz – was the presentation of the Sasakawa Award to Dr Eko Teguh Paripurno, the 2009 Laureate.

He received the award – valued at US$ 50,000 – from John Holmes, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Global Platform Chair, for his lifetime contribution and his outstanding commitment to reducing disaster risk and building capacity at the community level in Indonesia, one of the countries most vulnerable to multiple hazards.

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