The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) on May 16, 2019 honoured Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the ‘Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction’.
The award was announced during the 6th Session of ‘Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction’ (GPDRR) 2019, which is being held at Geneva, Switzerland.
The Sasakawa Award is the most prestigious award of the United Nations in the area of Disaster Risk Management.
Theme of 2019 Sasakawa Award
The theme of the Sasakawa Award 2019 was ‘Building Inclusive and Resilient Societies’. Under this theme, the UNDRR received over 60 nominations from over 30 countries.
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