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2009 UNISDR Sasakawa Award

The UNISDR Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction 2009 Certificate of Distinction given to DW

For "Sustainable implementation of disaster risk reduction at community level" based on DW's 20 years of work on typhoon resistant housing in Vietnam

The United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction recognises excellence in reducing disaster risk for a safer more sustainable world.

John Norton received the Sasakawa Award 2009 Certificate of Distinction on behalf of DW in Geneva on 16th June 2009 during the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

See submission text for the Award.