Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Ralph 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. As CEO of Cocread, Ralph was first-runner up at the singularity Global Impact Challenge for the Caribbean and a guest speaker at the first Haiti Tech summit. Through his recent initiative, called VR for Resilience, Ralph is currently using virtual reality to educate girls in disaster-prone areas about climate change and coding. 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.