Code for Resilience identifies country partners that are willing to commit financial and technical resources to co-invest in developing capacity, community, and tools that leverage innovations in technology to strengthen community resilience to natural disasters. Code for Resilience activities include:


In the first decade of the 21st century, natural disasters affected the lives of over two billion people—more than a quarter of the world’s population. The impact of these disasters disproportionally affected vulnerable communities, and together set the global economy back by nearly US$1 trillion.

Code for Resilience strengthens the resilience of at-risk communities to natural disasters through innovative uses of information and communication technologies. Through trainings, code sprints, and fellowships, Code for Resilience works in partnership with local actors to build capacity and refine tools that improve local disaster risk management.

Launched in 2014, Code for Resilience is a multi-year project of the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. In its first year, Code for Resilience engaged over 1,000 technologists across eleven code sprint events in eight countries. In 2015 Code for Resilience is increasing its focus on building the capacity of individuals trained in both technology and disaster risk management through the introduction of the Code for Resilience fellowship program.

Find a list of civic technology tools developed by and for local communities here. Find a map of past and future Code for Resilience events here.