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The what, why, how and who about R!SE
R!SE launched in Tokyo, Japan, on 11-12 March 2015
R!SE launched in Boston, USA, on 2 March 2015
R!SE launched in Manila, Philippines, on 26 FEB 2015

Hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and organized by PwC and UNISDR, the R!SE Initiative will be officially launched in Manila on 26 FEB 2015. This is the first official Regional launch of R!SE in the Asia Pacific region.

R!SE launched in Colombia, 10 DEC 2014

The R!SE Initiative was officially launched in Colombia on Wednesday 10 December 2014 and hosted by UNISDR, PwC, AECOM and Willis.

R!SE launched in Peru, 4DEC14

The R!SE Initiative was officially launched in Peru on Thursday 4 December 2014 and hosted by UNISDR, Willis and PwC.

Treasurers play a role in addressing disaster risk by treasury today, NOV14

Reducing disaster risk might not be every treasurer’s top priority. But given the importance of managing all risks to the business in the treasury department, the R!SE initiative – intended to encourage risk-sensitive investments – deserves the treasury community’s attention. (Full article available in our Media section), NOV 2014

SouthAsiaDisasters highlights R!SE in its latest issue

In its issue n°116, SoutAsiaDisasters explains why "R!SE is important for global disaster risk reduction". Read the article and a lot of important other presentations about disaster risk reduction in the media rubric of the website.

The Business Council for the United Nations introduces R!SE

In its latest news, the Business Council for the United Nations (BCUN) reports the key points of the meeting it organized in New York in May around Ambassadors, private sector leaders as well as representatives from Member States and NGOs. During the session, the R!SE Initiative has been presented as one of the new solutions to explore to create Risk-Resilient Communities.

The full report is available on the right panel of this page.

R!SE travels to Berlin & London
HRH The Prince of Wales addresses the UN HFA Summit in London. Credit Photo: Willis Group Holdings

Surfing on the success of its Launch Event in New York in May, the R!SE Initiative is continuing its presentation tour with the objective to develop a wide network of actors and contributors: