Launched in 2015, the "Prix CCR Cat Nat" rewards a doctoral thesis in the area of knowledge of natural disaster risks as well as the application of such knowledge to insurance and to risk prevention.
With this initiative, CCR seeks to encourage and support a doctoral thesis in this area that constitutes innovative, detailed and original research. The thesis must enable a profound comprehension of the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of the topic.
Open to applicants from all European countries, the CCR Outstanding Thesis Award is given in recognition of a winner chosen by a jury composed of university academics, research and insurance sector experts and CCR representatives.
The winner of the 2018 edition is Kenji Fujiki.
A geographer by training, Kenji Fujiki defended his doctoral thesis in December 2017,at the University of Lyon under the direction of Professor Michel Mietton. The basis of his research was a prospective study of the societal impacts of a major flood in the Ile-de-France region. Mr. Fujiki’s research benefited from the support of France’s Euridice research program which focuses on major-event risk and crisis management. It was also conducted jointly with partners from the Ile-de-France region specializing in risk and crisis management, in particular, the Paris Prefecture of Police and the Public Institution for Water Basin Management; Seine Reservoir Lakes (EPTB Seine Grands Lacs).