The climate can have adverse effects on individuals and communities, especially where livelihoods are based on weather dependent resources. Better access and usability of products and services informed by climate information is one of the ways to help those individuals and communities better tackle climate related risks.
A lot of climate information is already available, but not in formats that communities can make use of. There is therefore an opportunity to use climate information to develop innovative solutions that will help the vulnerable adapt to climate variability and change.
By awarding cash awards, the Climate Information Prize (CIP) funded by UK Aid is aiming to encourage the design and development of such solutions.