[highlight]Mark Keim EMBA14[/highlight] has been nominated by the United Nations to receive the [highlight]Sasakawa Award[/highlight] at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The awards will be handed out next month in Sendai, Japan. Keim is one of three from the United States nominated, as well as others from around the world.  

The Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Ms. Margareta Wahlström, welcomed the tremendous interest in the 2015 Sasakawa Award.

“The number of nominations received is testimony to the Award’s prestige and continued relevance in today’s world of often more unpredictable, intense and frequent hazards,” Ms Wahlström said.

“And it is only right that amid the bad news on disasters we also shine a light on the many individuals and organizations who continue to innovate and provide such inspiring examples of what is possible when you have capacity, organization, leadership and commitment. As the range of nominations clearly shows, disaster risk reduction is everybody’s business. The judges have taken the important first step of announcing their initial long list and I look forward to hearing their final decision in Sendai.”


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