“From Thoughts to Action` – this credo is the basis of all the work of the Global Risk Forum GRF Davos. Through its various activities GRF Davos aims to serve as a centre of knowledge and exchange of know-how for the application of contemporary risk management strategies, tools and practical solutions. GRF Davos endorses vulnerability reduction for all types of risks and disasters in order to provide sustainable protection of life, property, the environment and critical infrastructure. The foundation supports on-going efforts to achieve sustainable development through integrative risk management, particularly in the context of climate change, and by actively promoting public-private partnerships. GRF Davos develops concepts, policies, strategies and guidelines for action in order to furnish political institutions, national and international organisations and enterprises with recommendations for integrated disaster and risk management.


GRF Davos reflects with its three pillars, the Risk Academy, the International Disaster and Risk Conferences (IDRC) and Workshops and the Platform for Networks, the necessity to create interaction and involvement between all key players, from line ministries and disaster, risk and safety management authorities to academic institutions, the private sector and the media.

GRF focuses on science and technology and promotes the sharing of knowledge between governments, industry, service providers, non-governmental organisations and, in particular, practitioners.

The main goals of GRF Davos are:

  • to bridge the gap between science and practice
  • to promote worldwide exchange of know-how and expertise
  • to create solutions and promote good practice in integrative risk management and climate change adaptation for an improved understanding, assessment and management of disasters and risks that affect human safety, security, health, the environment, critical infrastructures, the economy and society at large
  • to provide and manage a network for decision-makers, practitioners and experts from politics, government, business, science, NGOs, mass media and the public.


Microinsurance Book

The scope of GRF’s latest book “Microinsurance – An Innovative Tool for Risk and Disaster Management” is both to investigate the linkage between disaster risk reduction and Microinsurance and to address possible combinations of loans, savings and insurance schemes for low-income people to provide them with appropriate solutions for at least a partial risk reduction.

Risk Wise Book

Risk Wise is a fully illustrated book in which up to 100 authors describe their work in disaster reduction at international, regional, national, municipal and local levels. Their commentaries will draw upon experiences arond the world to reflect how people are living with natural and related environmental and technological riks, and how they are making their own efforts to reduce their exposure to disasters. Risk Wise was published in closed c


International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

The modern world is seeing an inexorable rise in the impact of disasters. Society is becoming more complex and interdependent, climate change is likely to produce more extreme meteorological phenomena, sea-level rise threatens coastal low-lying coastal areas, technological developments create new sources of disaster, and emerging risks present new challenges to crisis managers. Faced with more intense, frequent or complex impacts, there is a p

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