From earthquakes to unrest: new platform boosts community resilience in a crisis

"It's very rare that computer scientists think about the definition of 'resilience', or get to work with the users of a tool," says Shadrock Roberts of the Kenyan non-profit social enterprise Ushahidi, a partner in the COMRADES project. But this is precisely what happened when a diverse consortium of researchers got together to create a platform to support community resilience during a crisis.

The team behind the EU-funded COMRADES project has its sights set on empowering communities – through socio-technical solutions – to help them reconnect, respond to and recover from crisis situations. These could include an earthquake, criminal threat or unrest during elections.

New contest supports sustainable municipal water concepts

POWER Idea competition now accepting applications - Closing date 30 November

A consortium of cities, SMEs and researchers has just launched a competition recognising the most innovative municipal concepts on sustainability and water challenges. "With the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities, we want to honour everyone that has an idea worth putting into action - be they university students, concerned residents, local groups or small businesses.

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