World Bank’s Apps for Climate Competition: Deadline and Judges

The Apps for Climate Competition by the World Bank is around the corner, and the deadline is March 16th, 2012. So developers and designers should be wrapping up their products/solutions. Don’t forget the business development folks, except your app is for ‘charity’.

The Judges for the competition have also been announced. It’s a 6-person panel of internationally recognized persons. See list below:



  • Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman, IPCC, Director-General, TERI
  • Juliana Rotich, Executive Director, Ushahidi
  • Patrick Svenburg, Senior Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft’s Public Sector Division
  • Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank
  • Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank


Additional Information:

Two information sessions were recently held, and both transcripts are online:

  • The Open Climate Data Meeting on January 31st took deep dives on the competition and on climate data, and brainstormed some interesting potential applications. Read the summary wrap-ups here and here.
  • The Expert Help Desk on February 14th answered dozens of questions on various sources of climate and climate-relevant data.  A transcript is available here.

For more information, read the Apps For Climate Resources Page, join the Apps For Climate Google Group, or email your question to



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