Ralph Emmanuel François is a Disaster Risk Resilience (DRR) Management and Climate Resilience Specialist with over 10 years of experience working with communities in Haiti. In 2015, Ralph founded Cocread, a social enterprise and community incubator that creates self-sustainable communities using art and technology. Through his recent initiative, called VR for Resilience, Ralph is currently using virtual reality and the top five (5) tech tools for kids in the world to create the first pool of girls who code in underserved communities in Haiti and educate about climate change challenges. During the course of his career in private, international and government agencies, Ralph has contributed to key research studies and developed methodologies and toolkits in the DRR field, including the first evacuation guidelines, the disaster response experiences during the January 12, 2010 earthquake, and research on risk ecology. Ralph studied sociology in Haiti and went to CATIE in Costa-Rica for an integrated risk management and technology program. In 2018, He was named a World Fellow in the Yale Greenberg World Fellows program, which brings 16 exceptional mid-career professionals from more than 160 countries every year to Yale University.