International Cooperation

First International InaSAFE Code Sprint in Pavia, Italy

Fifteen GIS analysts and risk modeling experts from six institutions flew into Pavia, Italy this weekend for the first international InaSafe code sprint sponsored by the Global Quake Model (GEM) Foundation! Participants of this week-long sprint include Indonesia, Nigeria, Australia, Italy and the United States.

The code sprint also serves to strengthen existing technical partnerships between GFDRR Labs and GeoScience Australia (GA), Global Earthquake Model (GEM), the World Food Programme (WFP), the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), and Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance, Cooperation and Action (ITHACA). The EAP and Africa DRM teams will contribute to the sessions remotely. Additional outreach was conducted for representatives from GFDRR's Sustainable Recovery Program, the Probabilistic Risk Assessment Initiative (CAPRA) and the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR).

Source: GFDRR

Photo courtesy of James Brown (GEM; Global Earthquake Model), Maria Madrid (GFDRR) and Christina Irene (GFDRR)