Are you a young person acting to make the world a better place?

Reducing risk from disasters is essential to achieving sustainable development

Create a short film, share it online, join the global conversation

Challenge Theme

"From Risk to Resilience"

The Covid pandemic and climate change show the world that we need to cooperate on global problems. We live in a multi-hazard world where risks and disasters can harm anyone, anywhere, but they have the greatest impact on the most vulnerable. Reducing our risk and increasing our resilience to disasters is essential to achieving sustainable development - we need to make sure that we leave no-one behind.

In collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), we are launching a video challenge.  We want your stories of initiatives which reduce the risk from disasters, boost resilience and demonstrate co-operation and co-ordination across communities, regions and national boundaries.

We are interested particularly in those being led by and for youth, women and indigenous groups in the worst affected areas.

Send your 3-minute film to the Earthbeat Challenge to share ideas to inspire others to work together.


  • Open to people aged 14–32

  • Films up to 3 minutes long

  • In English or English subtitles

  • Enter from any country


05 November

Challenge opens for entries

18 February

Film entry closes

7 March

Streaming selected films

28 March

Global Platform

Terms and Conditions

Entry Form

Awards and Prizes

Copy of IDDRR Templates for partners

How to take part

Send a 3-minute video report showing how your community is working to reduce the risk from disasters and increase resilience and preparedness. Countries, communities, groups and organisations all need to cooperate to achieve sustainable development.

Films will be shortlisted by our judging team and the top entries will be uploaded to YouTube and promoted through our web site and social media.

Your film can be shown and your voice can be heard when we showcase the best video entries on the occasion of the UNDRR international Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction next May,

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction 

UNDRR brings governments, partners and communities together to reduce disaster risk and losses to ensure a safer, more sustainable future.

They work to carry out the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, supporting countries, monitoring progress, sharing successful activity.


For more information:

Sendai Framework (2015-2030)

The Sendai Framework was launched in 2015 to guide progress towards reducing risk from disasters.

The framework has 7 targets and works alongside other international agreements such as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Sustainable Development Goals.


What is a hazard?

A hazard can be naturally occurring or a result of human activity.

Hazards can harm people, causing loss of life, injury, disease or other health problems.  Hazards can damage land, livestock, property, buildings and transport networks.

Hazards can cause social and economic disruption, damage people’s livelihoods and their community networks, or harm the natural environment.

For more information:

Links for more information

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

World Tsunami Awareness Day

The Sendai Seven

Aligning the Sendai Framework with the SDGs and the “Paris Agreement”.