Josa Salazar | May 31, 2018
Under a recently signed partnership agreement, Weather Solutions will be working with Philippine Red Cross to overcome challenges in disaster risk and response through the use of highly accurate weather data.
As the first weather-centric social enterprise in the Philippines, Weather Solutions is also the first to offer historical and real-time weather data, forecasting, and consultancy to organizations across various industries. The Red Cross will take advantage of this data for its ongoing project named “Forecast-based Financing in the Philippines – Closing the Gap between Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Relief”, a 36-month project that aims to contribute to the reduction of humanitarian consequences of extreme natural events on the population of high-risk areas.
Implemented under the technical support of German Red Cross and Finnish Red Cross, the project needed the support to assess the forecasts that could be used in the forecast-based financing intervention. With this, Weather Solutions will be providing a detailed analysis of existing forecast for extreme weather events. The resident meteorologists of Weather Solutions will also be informing the PRC and its teams of the weather-related hazards that shall be considered, as well as recommend the next possible steps.
Weather Solutions seek to address the weather needs and fill in the information gaps of businesses and communities, especially the disaster risk projects being implemented in the country. We are more than glad to be a part of this endeavor and we are ensuring that Philippine Red Cross and its constituents get the best and most accurate weather data possible.