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Anticipating Climate Hazards 2017

7days until Finalist selection ends
Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

09/22/16 12:00 EDT - 02/10/17 06:00 EST
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

02/10/17 06:00 EST - 03/28/17 01:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

03/28/17 01:00 EDT - 04/18/17 06:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

04/18/17 06:00 EDT - 06/01/17 12:00 EDT
Voting Period
Public Voting Period

06/01/17 12:00 EDT - 07/02/17 11:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

07/13/17 12:00 EDT
How can vulnerable communities best prepare for climate-related hazards, and what new tools can be used to incentivize early action?

In collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R), this contest invites solutions on how the world should prepare and respond to climate extremes and climate hazards. A2R is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative, launched in November 2015 to accelerate action on the ground to enhance climate resilience for the most vulnerable countries and people by 2020. 

Building resilience and capacity to understand and effectively respond to climate extremes and climate-induced disasters is necessary to adapt to climate change. A first step is to increase the ability to adequately anticipate and respond to climate hazards and extremes. There are many actors working on building climate resilience, including national governments, UN agencies and other international organizations, local authorities, researchers, the private sector, and civil society, among others. Many of these actions must be scaled-up, reinforcing synergies and reducing overlaps, while ensuring that together, these different actions are having the positive impacts needed. 

We are calling for a wide range of innovative and practical solutions – on the local, national and international levels – that can help strengthen early action in vulnerable communities around the world.


19 Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)ModifiedContributors

Education-based Migration to Limit the Impact of Climate Change on Island StatesThe Da Yu Project

4/18/17 Team only
Education-based migration improves resilience of low-lying island states by preemptively decreasing population and creating remittances.

Climate Change: A Paradigm Shift in Understanding of our Planet's HealthJaved Sultan

4/18/17 Team only
Anticipating and mitigating effects of climate change, while promoting resilience

Climate Information Mobile AppOrlale

4/18/17 Team only
C.I.M.A is a prototype mobile app with an interactive interface providing timely and relevant climate information.

PREVAC Integral System of preventive actionHERSE Consultores

4/18/17 Team only
Technology to anticipate climatic disasters alerting authorities and settlers to implement action protocols reducing damages.

MOVE - Model for Vulnerability Evaluation for urban planning of smart citiesWayCarbon

4/18/17 Team only
A disaster risk management tool for supporting urban planning, leading to data driven decision making for climate change impacts' adaptation

Saving for Community Resilience in ASALSs of KenyaCommunity Savings

4/18/17 Team only
Can community savings build resilience against climate extremes and climate-induced disasters? This project aims to do just that in Kenya

Incentivized disaster preparedness & gamificationSAADITHYA + SARKAR

4/18/17 Team only
Platform to drive disaster risk preparedness with chatbots, gamification, incentives, insurance innovation; & bridge multiple stakeholders.

Introducing VR equipped mock simulations to incentivize people for early actionAsia-Africa-SAmerica

4/18/17 Team only
VR based disaster simulation in mock workshops and mobile alert messaging of steps for early action escorts safely from climate hazards.

The Coastal Hazard Wheel systemlarsrosendahl

4/17/17 Team only
The Coastal Hazard Wheel - a new language to boost coastal climate adaptation worldwide


4/16/17 Team only
Using smartphones units for remote monitoring & collection of data, to analyse and prediction of climate hazards & provide rapid response

The VNMS and Lifetowers: Solutions for last mile early warning disseminationAnimesh

4/16/17 Team only
The Volunteer Network Management System (VNMS) and Lifetowers: Low cost solutions for effective last mile early warning dissemination

Early Warning Systems and Flood Disaster Management using Mobile CrowdsourcingDisaster Nepal

4/16/17 Team only
Proposal intends to develop mobile platform that will allow users to report information about unfolding flood disaster using mobile devices.

Future Vision: educational data collection for community resilienceUrban Fabrick

4/14/17 Team only
Future Vision is furniture for transit hubs that increases community resilience by sharing information & enhancing civic connections.

Improving Disaster Preparedness of Deaf People, PhilippinesEffataDeafOrg

4/14/17 Team only
Helping the Deaf community prepare for disasters begins with signing the signs of disaster.

connected objects and smartphone app for the climate hazard early warningsignalert team

4/6/17 Team only
connected objects (raingauge, thermometer, etc) and smartphone app for early detection of critical thresholds and excess.

A compelling and instructional drama series on how to respond to extreme weatherjames

3/28/17 Team only
A compelling locally made drama featuring a protagonist who competantly deals with extreme weather events

Boat Tank [Multipurpose Disaster Response/Rescue Tool]Aown

2/10/17 Team only
A mobile water tank that can be used to store and transport drinking water as well as function as a boat in case of flooding and save lives!

Integrated Flood Risk Management System for Mega Cities Vulnerable to FloodingClimate.IQ

2/10/17 Team only
The integrated web-based flood risk management system for Dhaka that projects risk and damage under climate change, and help with planning.

Planetary Emissions Early Warning & Financial Management (Insurance) SystemGaia Monitor

2/10/17 Team only
early warning system anticipates climate hazards, absorbs shocks in most-vulnerable communities & reshapes mitigation/adaptation landscape