Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. Women across the region are helping us to understand, prevent and reduce the risk of disasters we face. These inspiring women are the 12 finalists for the 2022 Rising Star Women’s International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction Leadership Award.
From the 420 nominations received from 24 countries across the Asia Pacific, the stories of the 15 Excellence Award finalists stories reflect the diversity of solutions required to meet the converging challenges of accelerating climate change and disasters in the region. These are the 15 finalists for the 2022 Women’s International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction Excellence Leadership Award.
Three individuals – Myriam Urzúa Venegas, Rajib Shaw and Glenn Suerte Felipe Banaguas – and three organizations – the Pacific Disaster Center, Save the Children Philippines, and SEEDS – are the six laureates of the 2022 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction.