Computer Programmers Join the “Code for Resilience” Hackathon to Enhance Vietnam’s Resilience to Natural Disasters

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the World Bank, in collaboration with HATCH! PROGRAM, a leading entrepreneur community and social incubator in Vietnam, will host the global event: “Hackathon Code For Resilience” in Vietnam, with support from the Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Ms. Keiko Saito, World Bank Disaster Risk Management Specialist and the representative the Global Hackathon Code For Resilience organizing committee said: “Disaster risk management integration with the Hackathon is an opportunity to engage the local technology experts in developing technology solutions that are locally applicable and address emerging issues, which might have not received a lot of interest before.”

Read the full press release dated May 9, 2014 here.

VNTo learn more about the work that the World Bank and GFDRR support in Vietnam, take a look at the Country Profile. A key priority in the country has been to create a more comprehensive approach to DRM. Today, Vietnam is one of the few countries in the East Asia and Pacific region with an ex-ante DRM program financed by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA).