resilience.io WASH Sector Prototype – Local Advocacy

We were overwhelmed by the response we got to our resilience.io app on our recent visit to debut it in Accra (GAMA), Ghana. Thank you so much for all your kind words, encouragement and support.

GAMA, Accra, Ghana, June 2016

Robert Ansah, Office of the Mayor, Accra Metropolitan Assembly

Break down barriers to tackle disaster risk

Peter Head talks about the role of data in risk sensitive resilient development in sub saharan Africa at UNISDR’s event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

Data is also vital to make the right decisions, with innovative, transparent methods needed to gather it.

Professor Peter Head, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ecological Sequestration Trust, set out details of “resilience.io”, an open-source platform which aims to help inform decision-making by gathering satellite observation, open government and crowd-sourced economic, social and environmental data together in one place, in an understandable format.

“You have to link up with the economics of human well-being, not just the economics of GDP growth,” he said.

http://www.unisdr.org/archive/45141

Future Cities Africa is off to a Strong Start

Collecting city data

Complementing the risk assessments is resilience.io, an innovative decision-making tool that collects data on a city. Developed by The Ecological Sequestration Trust, resilience.io gathers data from a variety of sources – satellite and earth observation, as well as open government and crowd-sourced economic, social and environmental data – and brings them all together in one place. Resilience.io is unusual in that it understands cities as systems and identifies links between the various sectors, a valuable contribution to resilience that has so far been missing.

Future Cities Africa Programme Launch

The Cities Alliance and UK Department of International Development (DFID) have launched a major new partnership initiative to support African cities as they transform themselves into resilient, inclusive centres of economic growth.

As part of the initiative, we are also establishing the resilience.io platform, a highly innovative new planning and investment decision-making support tool that is being developed by The Trust.

http://www.citiesalliance.org/FCA-launch