As part of the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE), TomorrowNow and private sector partner Tomorrow.io are working alongside NOAA, the Department of State, and USAID to drive resilience in the face of climate impacts.
Africa – In a groundbreaking initiative aimed at bolstering climate resilience and preparedness in Africa, TomorrowNow.org, in collaboration with Tomorrow.io, is proud to announce its pivotal role in the expansion of multi-hazard early warning systems across the continent.
This effort is part of U.S President Joe Biden’s investments of over $50 million to improve the development, delivery and use of climate information in vulnerable developing countries.
This initiative will enhance the capability of African nations to monitor, forecast, and proactively adapt to the impact of day-to-day weather, in addition to extreme events, including rainfall, drought, and heat, particularly on a sub-seasonal timescale. Climate poses a significant threat to the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people across Africa, in addition to economic growth and viability.
TomorrowNow.org’s mission is to enable equitable access to next generation weather and climate technologies such as Tomorrow.io‘s cutting-edge weather intelligence for climate resilience planning based on data from its proprietary satellite constellation, as well as its world class forecasting and AI/ML modeling capabilities.
“Our mission in Africa goes beyond mere weather forecasting,” said Rei Goffer, Co-founder at Tomorrow.io. “It’s about creating a sustainable and resilient environment where communities can leverage weather intelligence to adapt and thrive despite the challenges posed by climate change.”
In partnership with African national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHSs) and regional institutions, PREPARE aims to strengthen the resilience of local communities, which is where TomorrowNow.org plays a pivotal role.
“These collective efforts, spanning the next five years, are not just about managing disasters; they’re about empowering African countries to proactively build a more climate-resilient future,” said Georgina Campbell Flatter, Director at TomorrowNow.org. “By working together to leverage the world’s most cutting-edge technology and expertise, we have the ability to implement actionable and sustainable programs now for the millions of people most vulnerable to climate change.”
A significant aspect of this initiative is NOAA‘s commitment to investing in data infrastructure in South and East Africa, facilitating a better understanding of historical weather patterns in areas where traditional observation data is sparse. This will enable more accurate and relevant weather predictions, crucial for effective disaster preparedness and response.