World Bank announces the 10 winners of TechEmerge Resilience India, who will receive grant funding from the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). A total of US$1 million is made available by UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) under the World Bank’s Climate Adaptation and Resilience for South Asia Project (CARE).
Ten innovators were selected from over 300 entrants who responded to a global call announced by the World Bank Group, in partnership with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in June 2020.
The applications went through an extensive 4-stage selection process which included evaluations by an eminent jury of experts, live demos and matchmaking. See link for the winners: http://wrld.bg/XlyV50Dr37R.
The innovative pilot solutions comprise of the most cutting-edge technologies – ranging from Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled robots; to rebuilding homes; to unified networks for connectivity restoration – all aimed at meeting the needs of some of the most disaster vulnerable coastal and hilly states of India like Uttarakhand, Himachal, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. These solutions will be implemented in collaboration with the respective State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMA) to make disaster and climate risk management smarter, more efficient, affordable and accurate.
ADPC will engage the winners and oversee the implementation of the eleven pilot solutions in the four States in India with grant management and technical backstopping.