UN Awards DS Certificate of Merit for Disaster Risk Reduction
After having been long-listed for the Nippon Foundation’s Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction in December 2014, DS is honoured to be among the select few organisations to receive a Certificate of Merit, which can be viewed here.
The Sasakawa Award is bestowed every two years on people and institutions that have made an important contribution to disaster risk reduction around the world.
This year, some 88 nominations were received by the Awards Jury, including Displacement Solutions and our Climate Displacement Law Project. DS was officially nominated by the Executive Director of UN HABITAT, Jean Clos, for our work around the world seeking to resolve climate displacement through the provision of new land resources to climate displaced communities, work we have been engaged in since 2007. The DS nominee page can be accessed here. And the DS nomination essay can be downloaded here.
DS once again salutes Allan Lavell, the winner of this year’s prize, and wishes all of the 87 other nominees the best of luck in their challenging work to reduce disaster risks wherever they may be present.