Project Call in Support of the Japanese People

Global Risk Forum - GRF Davos "From Thoughts to Action!"                                               

The current situation in Japan calls for international support. Although there are already numerous activities to mitigate the impacts, reconstruct and recover from the disaster, more action is required to support the Japanese people in their struggle to recover from the current situation and be prepared for future events.

Call for Project Proposals

Donors have approached GRF Davos asking us if we would know about projects in the devastated areas of Japan which are necessary and worthwhile to be supported. GRF therefore has decided to launch a call for project proposals which will be evaluated and submitted to potential donors as a pre-selection for their own decision making process. Donors interested in pre-selected proposals might ask for additional information for a final decision according to their specific submission guidelines.

International cooperation

The focus for submitting proposals is on Japanese institutions. However, international cooperation is encouraged in particular for proposals in Research 0and Development. At least one Japanese institution with strong links to the disaster areas has to be part of the consortium.

Framework and type of projects

Project proposals should support people at a community level in the devastated area and focus on recovery and reconstruction, but also on prevention and preparedness for future events. Projects should serve as many people as possible. Submissions may include projects that are under development, enlargements of existing ones, upgrades of existing systems and services, or that adapt existing concepts and techniques to different applications. Research and development proposals need to have a clear link to practical application. Proposals may be submitted by individuals, teams or institutions from all different sectors including SMEs or local governmental bodies.

Submission Deadline:

15/05/11 for short-term projects

31/05/11 for mid-term and long-term projects