We are pleased to announce that OSGeo has become a global partner of Code for Resilience (C4R), an initiative co-founded by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and ICT Unit (TWICT), and Code for Japan.
The initiative is partnering local technologists with disaster risk management (DRM) experts to strengthen community resilience to natural disasters through the creation of civic-minded digital and hardware solutions.
Read about Code for Resilience events held in Peshawar, Dhaka, and three cities in Japan in this World Bank feature story or this write-up in DevEx.
Stay up to date on the next hackathon events by following @Code4Resilience on Twitter.
OSGeo developers and contributors are invited to take part to local events, and/or participate to the third part of the initiative, namely the Online Innovation Challenge. C4R organisers look for mentors from various domains (web, app development..) – people who can guide development and provide expertise.
This is an exciting opportunity to interface directly with some of the developers who are hard at work building tools that address the challenges we have identified as key to improving community resilience to natural disasters.