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New partnership between Esri and UNISDR promises to build more resilient cities
May 6th, 2014 by Susan Smith
Esri and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have entered into a partnership to build more resilient communities with geospatial technology.
Announced at the Abu Dhabi Ascent conference on Sunday, May 4, the goal if for the two organizations to develop a cooperative program aimed at growing the global community of resilient cities through GIS science and capabilities. This is modeled after the support that Esri is giving to President Obama’s Climate Data Initiative and resilience in the U.S. The partnership with UNISDR will provide support, service and capabialities on a global scale for UNISDR’s existing Making Cities Resilient campaign by providing resources aimed at helping communities advance from planning to implementation.
At the 2014 Esri International User Conference an app challenge will be launched around UNISDR’s 10 Essentials for Making Cities Resilient and also Esri will announce a competitive grant program awarding ArcGIS Online for Organizations accounts to selected cities and nonprofits.
The Esri geo-collaboration portal continues to grow, to offer support for citizens and governments to build more resilient communities.