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Apps for Asia


The Future Cities Institute designed and ran the Apps for Asia program for Microsoft in 2013.

Governments, NGOs, enterprises, small and medium businesses and local communities are looking for innovative, original ways to deliver development tools that could find an enthusiastic audience across the Asia-Pacific region. Organized by Microsoft in partnership with ADB, the AppsForAsia event is a forum where answers to these applications needs can be found.

Through a series of events, the AppsForAsia - Redesigning Development 'hackathon' aims to harness the creative power of hundreds of independent software developers across Asia and the Pacific to create sustainable solutions for the economic, commercial and social benefit of governments, NGOs, citizens, and enterprises.

Supported by NGO Plan International and the WEF Global Shapers youth group, ADB is providing guidance to program participants on the developmental needs of the Asia and the Pacific region, helping them identify development challenges that would benefit from innovative technological support.

See https://www.adb.org/features/harnessing-creative-power-development