TomorrowNow partners with NOAA and UCAR, alongside the Department of State, and USAID, to drive resilience in the face of climate impacts to Bolster Climate Adaptation in Africa as part of President Joe Biden’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience.
Africa – TomorrowNow.org is honored to be part of a groundbreaking initiative alongside the U.S. Department of State, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Tomorrow.io to enable climate resilience and preparedness in Africa.
A press release has lauded the new initiative that aims to enhance the capability of African countries 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.
Dubbed “PREPARE”, the new initiative will involve African national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHSs) and regional institutions in strengthening the resilience of local communities.
Access to improved weather and climate data sets has been proven to increase community prosperity and resilience amid climate change, this is why TomorrowNow.org is focused on building and sustaining partnerships to address the existing systems-level gaps to unlock climate adaptation opportunities for all.
We’ll be leveraging Tomorrow.io’s breakthrough weather tech powered by data from its proprietary satellite constellation as well as NOAA’s efforts to improve data infrastructure in East and South Africa to enable equitable access to weather intelligence in the data sparse African continent.
While speaking about the new development, our Executive Director Georgina Campbell Flatter said, “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. By investing in multi-sector partnerships and working together, we can achieve inclusive impact and cost-effective scale and sustainability.”
Read the full press release HERE.