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

Carlos Rivas carlosrsuazo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 06:10:04 PST 2014

This is of my topmost interest, since I work for the World Food Programme
and I am responsible for a component of Nicaragua┬┤s Programme focused in
building resilience of communities from CentralAmerican Dry Corridor.
Thank you for the post,

Best Regards,

Carlos Rivas Suazo

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Anne Ghisla <a.ghisla at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> solutions.
> http://codeforresilience.org/page/about
> http://codeforresilience.org/blog
> Read about Code for Resilience events held in Peshawar, Dhaka, and
> three cities in Japan in this World Bank feature story
> http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/02/03/hackathons-tech-savvy-innovators-asia-disaster-resilience
> or this write-up in DevEx
> https://www.devex.com/en/blogs/2529/blogs_entries/82840?source=MostPopularNews_5
> 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,
> Anne
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