UNISDR and Esri call for apps for resilience

Developers have until Wednesday 27 August to submit their apps
Developers have until Wednesday 27 August to submit their apps
Image: Esri/UNISDR

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the GIS technology company Esri are calling for application for their recently launched Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge.

UNISDR specified in a press release: "Developers have until Wednesday 27 August 2014 to present the best professional/scientific app and the best consumer/public-facing app that can help communities to see, understand, and reduce the risk from a variety of disasters. Each category carries a cash award of US$10,000 for the best app.

The winners will be announced in mid-September, a week before UN Secretary–General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit on 23 September 2014. The new Apps then will be made available to the 2,000 cities and towns which are part of UNISDR’s vibrant Making Cities Resilient campaign."