United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction. Individuals, community groups, civil society organizations, government agencies at local or national level or private sector entities can be nominated for this award. The 2015 Sasakawa Award will have the theme “Shaping the Future.” The jury will be looking for distinguishing characteristics that include:
- Being agents of change
- Often acts ahead
- Shows willingness to tackle uncertainty
- Is skillful at managing resources
- Practices inclusiveness
- Listens to new voices
Deadline for nominations: 31 October 2014.
The winner will be announced on 17 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.
Visit http://www.wcdrr.org/sasakawa/ to read more about the award and get tips on how to submit a nomination.