Call for Proposals: 2019 RISK Award “Coastal resilience”

Organisation: Munich Re Foundation

Apply By:  30/11/2018


All stakeholders involved — be it NGOs, NPOs, academia, associations, communities, political bodies or others are invited  to forward their ideas and applications for 2019 RISK Award “Coastal resilience”.


The specific objective of the RISK Award is to increase people’s resilience to risks and disasters, especially in developing countries. The award may concentrate on population development, water as a resource, and other risk factors may also be an issue. The RISK Award’s additional objective is to stimulate innovation and new approaches towards improving risk reduction and disaster management.


The RISK Award, endowed with € 100,000, will be assigned to operational projects in the field of risk reduction and disaster management. The International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC), organised by GRF Davos, and the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, organised by UNISDR, will host the awarding ceremonies. The endowment for the RISK Award is provided by the Munich Re Foundation.


The 2019 RISK Award will fund a project, dedicated to improve risk reduction, risk management or adaptive capacities in regards to the special situation in coastal areas. Projects may include eco-system services or infrastructural approaches, capacity building or awareness raising measures, risk-sensitive land use planning, building codes and many more. The alignment of the project to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction will also be assessed.


Award Information:

  • The overall budget of the project shall not exceed € 1,000,000. Otherwise the contribution of the RISK Award is too little.
  • The RISK Award contribution must have a visible impact within the project.
  • If the whole budget is bigger than the RISK Award, it must be visible for what purpose the RISK Award will be used.
  • The proposal should include a milestone planning and a rough budget plan explaining how the funding will be used.


Timeline and Formality:

  • The timeline of the proposed project should be between 6 months and 2 years maximum.
  • Attachments must not exceed 20 additional pages.
  • The form must be completed in English.



  • The proposal must address the specific annual RISK Award topic
  • The proposed project must include an implementation part (action), a proposal solely based on research is not sufficient.
  • The risks must be related to natural, climate change and or/environmental issues.
  • Risks due to social turmoil, war, chemical disasters, and/or political crises cannot be funded.
  • The Award appreciate ideas to involve the people at risk (people centred approaches).
  • The Award appreciate proposals which combine bottom-up approaches with top-down frameworks.
  • The Award encourage project teams which are engaged in multi-stakeholder partnerships (different sectors, different sizes, different organisational background, PPPs).


For more information, please visit 2019 RISK Award.