Disaster Technology Innovation Programme
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SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards

The SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards seeks to make communities more resilient and reduce the human and economic cost of natural disasters. 

Understand how technological innovation is playing an increasingly important role in disaster preparedness.

About the programme

The SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards seeks to reduce human and economic losses in natural disasters and make communities safer and more resilient. 

It does so by:

  • Raising awareness of innovative and viable tech which protects and/or saves lives before, during and after natural disasters; and

  • Building partnerships between innovators, funders and resource providers to increase “investment”.


In 2019, participating organisations stand a chance to win grants from a total pool of US$150,000 to support the implementation and scaling up of their Disaster Tech solutions. In addition, finalists were invited to showcase their solutions and seek further partnerships at the 2019 AVPN Conference, the largest gathering of social impact funders and resource providers in Asia.