[our website http://co-risk.org/
We are a consulting firm working to improve the resilience of communities against disaster and climate risk. Our audience are foundations (Rockefeller, Knight, etc), large NGOs (Red Cross, Oxfam, etc), international development organisations (World Bank, United Nations) who hire us as advisors/researchers/consultants to design or work on disaster risk reduction and international development projects. We are a worker-owned cooperative structure, bringing together experts from engineering, design, policy, communications and more to work on impactful projects.
From our mission statement:
Co-Risk Labs believes that responding to the challenges in disaster and climate risk in the 21st Century is a collective responsibility that requires shared understanding and collaborative action. We work with communities and organizations to redesign our approach to creating and acting upon risk information.
We do this through:
Cultivating impactful projects: Improving the quality of technical practice in our field through evaluation, research, design, experimentation, training and communication. Bring forward bold projects that demonstrate how technical excellence and values of social justice can align and improve disaster risk reduction and recovery practice.
Cultivating new ideas: Facilitate the formation of new alliances and the co-development of alternative solutions and understandings, changing the way that technical staff, large organisations and publics produce knowledge together.
Cultivating people: Teach technical experts in our field (including ourselves!) how to think more critically about our work. Emphasize approach over recipe. Embrace uncertainty and experimentation. Explore new ways of working together, through a cooperative structure, supporting each other in becoming better practitioners, more engaged citizens and more fulfilled people.