With loss and damages from disasters increasing globally, Japan and the World Bank have made an effort to share Japan’s knowledge to strengthen resilience.
In Feb. 2014, Global Disaster Response and Prevention Hackathon was held to commemorate the launch of Disaster Risk Management Hub in the Tokyo Office of the World Bank. The subject matter was “The Developing World × Disaster Response and Prevention” using ICT (Information and Communication Technology). Total of 28 teams, 171 participants gathered in Tokyo, Ishinomaki, and Nagoya. “Save the Baby” by Team 137 took first place out of the 16 teams that participated in Tokyo.