UPDATE (April/2020): We have developed a COVID-19 specific version of our tool, with the aim of streamlining the flow of relevant information between cities, institutions and citizens, which is already in implementation in a few places. If you think this can be useful in your city or community, get in touch and we will deploy asap! email@example.com
For more information and updates, please visit our social networks.
“A world where single city and community, even the less-resourced, has adequate tools to act in face of the issues it faces."
Our mission is to support cities and communities globally, in particular the least-resourced ones, to improve the life of their residents and achieve SDG 11.
Everyday, cities and communities all around the world need to take action in the face of a myriad of challenges – from flooding to inadequate housing.
For that, they often refer to frameworks – basically technical references where they base their work upon.
Good thing is, most of these frameworks are well established and are readily available.
Problem is, these frameworks are usually complex, and require personnel, time and data for their implementation that city governments and communities do not have.
As a result, their actions usually have lower impact than they could. Sometimes, cities and communities are assisted by consultants, NGOs, or international organisations. In these cases, when such institutions pull out, further implementation is hindered once again due to the lack of resources.
We simplify and digitalize complex frameworks to support cities and communities in implementing policies, plans and strategies in their most pressing issues in a rapid and collaborative manner.
Economist and innovation specialist
Regional and Environmental Planner
Regional Focal Points
Rafael Valladares Rodas
Jhonny Rojas & team
Nikunj Kakadiya & Deskcode team
The number and impact of disasters increase every year. From natural events such floods and earthquakes, to man-made ones as fires and pollution, it’s not a matter of if, but of when the next one will happen.
Nevertheless, currently only as few as 4% of cities have a disaster warning system.
H.A.R.D. is a web- and mobile-based tool that allows cities and citizens to work together in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters and crises. Actions can be developed and implemented in a matter of weeks, with little need for external assistance.
H.A.R.D. provides a simple and structured way for people to use their own knowledge through a step-by-step process in order to: