Japanese information is also available here.

How do you develop a successful disaster resilience app? And how do we maximize the opportunities to work with and for the public sector to ensure buy-in?

In recent years numerous public and private sector partnerships with the tech community have spurred civic engagement and collaborative software or hardware tool development to improve communities’ resilience to natural disasters. These initiatives often use open data and open source software to collect, analyze, share, and improve risk data for better decision-making.
The Asia Disaster Resilience Forum 2015 aims to bring together representatives from the ICT communities, private and public sector to discuss experiences and best practices developing civic apps for community-based disaster resilience in the Asia region.
Code for Resilience is a multi-year project of the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) in collaboration with wide ranging global partners from the public, private, community, and civic tech field. The program aims to build communities’ resilience to natural disasters through innovative uses of information and communication technologies.
In 2014, over 1,000 developers participated in 11 Code for Resilience events in eight countries including Bangladesh, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

asia DR forum 2015 announcement english pdf

For further enquiries, please contact:
In Japan: Asia Resilience Forum 2015 Bureau (NPO BeGoodCafé) Tel:+81-3-6413-8801 • Fax:+81-3-6368-6410 Kaoru Harada: asia@begoodcafe.com
Global: Angela Wyan awyan@worldbank.org / Keiko Saito ksaito2@worldbank.org http://resilienceforum.asia http://www.codeforresilience.org/event
Organizers: Race for Resilience, Code for Resilience, NPO BeGood Cafe With generous support from: CSIS University of Tokyo, GSC Aoyama Gakuin University, Tohoku University, Natori City, Natori City Kanko Busan Association, and MapConcierge Inc., Hodoyoshi Micro-Satellite Team