[OSGeo-Discuss] Code for Resilience - call for mentors

Anne Ghisla a.ghisla at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 13:20:19 PST 2014

Hello all,

let me forward the call for mentoring related to 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

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 is invited to participate as well: developers and contributors
can 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.

Mentors will be required to provide skill-specific and/or sector
expertise to teams seeking counsel on how best to build their tool/app
to meet a specific disaster resilience need. The mentoring time frame is
from early March to mid-May.

The deadline for mentor registration is this Thursday - sorry for short
notice. If you wish to become a mentor, please send a mail to me and
Adele (in CC).

Thanks in advance for your help!

Best regards,

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