The IGNITE stage is a special area where participants can apply for a 15 minutes slot to present a disaster risk reduction topic, project or initiative. The aim is to widen the array of topics that are discussed at the Global Platform beyond those presented in the main sessions and events.

The application process for the IGNITE stage will be open from January - February, 2019, and presentations will be judged on their originality and applicability to current and future disaster risk reduction efforts. Details on the application process will be shared at a later date.