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Sasakawa Award 2019 Conferred Pramod Kumar Mishra

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has awarded the Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction to Pramod Kumar Mishra.
Sasakawa Award 2019 Conferred Pramod Kumar Mishra
  • The theme of the 2019 Sasakawa award was "Building Inclusive and Resilient Societies".

Details:

  • The award recognized his dedication to improving the resilience of communities most exposed to disasters.
  • He is currently serving as Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
  • He was conferred the award during ongoing 6th Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2019 at Geneva, Switzerland.

What is Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR)?

  • GPDRR is biennial multi-stakeholder forum established by UN General Assembly (UNGA) to review progress, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk.

About the United Nations Sasakawa Award:

  • The award was instituted in 1986 by the Nippon Foundation.
  • It is jointly given by the UNDRR and the Nippon Foundation.
  • It is the most prestigious international award in the area of Disaster Risk Management.
  • It is awarded either to organizations or individuals in recognization of their contributions for ensuring inclusive participation in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities for all sections of society, especially the poor.

Question:

Q. Who has been awarded the Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)?
a. Paveen Kumar Mishra
b. Parul Kumar Mishra
c. Pramod Kumar Mishra
d. Paresh Kumar Mishra
Sasakawa Award 2019 Conferred Pramod Kumar Mishra Sasakawa Award 2019 Conferred Pramod Kumar Mishra Reviewed by Neha on May 20, 2019 Rating: 5

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