Code for Resilience 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.

Through a series of virtual and in-person activities, Code For Resilience will focus on creating locally relevant software and hardware tools that improve communities’ ability to identify, reduce the risks from, and respond to major natural disasters.

Code for Resilience is organized into three phases:

  1. Problem Statement Definitions (October 2013 – January 2014): What disaster risk management challenges does your city face? Code for Resilience will draw on the World Bank, governments, and the general public to generate a list of DRM challenges tailored to the needs of cities participating in Code for Resilience events.

  2. Hackathon Events (February – March 2014): Drawing from this list, code sprints will held be in February and March 2014, with participants using open source technology to hack their way toward innovative solutions to the problem statements laid out by DRM experts. Hackathon events will advance civic technology solutions to DRM needs through the modification of existing tools or the creation of new tools such as mobile apps, software tools, web platforms, and hardware solutions.
  3. Online Innovation Challenge (April – June 2014): Following the hackathaons, participants will continue to develop their apps for submission to a Code for Resilience competition in the spring. Grand prize winners will be flown to the July 2014 Understanding Risk Conference in London, England.

Code for Resilience Partners
Founding Partners of Code for Resilience are the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and ICT Unit (TWICT), and Code for Japan. Global Partners provide support across Code for Resilience activities and events, and Supporting Partners provide support to individual city events. All partners are listed at the bottom of this page.

Interested in becoming a Code for Resilience partner? Send an expression of interest and your contact information to .