Asia Pacific remains by far the region most exposed to natural disasters worldwide – a person living in the region is five times more likely to be affected by natural disasters. This has resulted in over 500,000 lives lost and 1.4 billion people affected since 2005, causing USD 900 billion in economic losses.

Scale your tech solution to protect lives from natural disasters

The SAFE STEPS D-Tech (Disaster Tech) Awards finds, funds and supports innovative technology solutions which save lives before, during and after natural disaster events.

The Awards were created by Prudence Foundation and supported by Humanitarian Partner the IFRC. The Awards welcomed Lenovo as a Technology Partner in 2021. AVPN has been a Strategic Partner in the 2019 edition and is proud to continue its support in the 2021 edition.

The Awards’ goals are aligned with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:


Awards & Support

Stand a chance to win grants from a pool of USD 200,000

Finalists will stand a chance to receive grants from a pool of USD 200,000 to support the implementation and scaling of their technology, plus the following other benefits:

Networking and Exposure Opportunities

Finalists will have opportunities to pitch to and network with humanitarian experts, VC fund managers, philanthropies, fellow tech entrepreneurs and social enterprise developers.

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Mentorship & Technical Expertise

Finalists will benefit have the chance to be coached by corporate foundations, VC fund managers and media experts.

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Bridging Social Investment

Opportunity to be showcased on the Deal Share Platform to attract more collaborators.

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Contact Us

For enquiries on the SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards, write to us at dtech@avpn.asia

For enquiries on Deal Share Live, please write to us at dealshare@avpn.asia