The UKaid funded Climate Information Prize held an award ceremony on the 6th April 2016 to crown the winners of the first prize, the Wazo Prize and a new video has been produced which explains the competition with contributions from this year’s winners.
Pawa Farm, an innovative Virtual Agro-weather Advisory Platform, were this year’s winners. They provide timely, relevant and usable weather and climate information to farmers, including agronomic advisories modelled in line with the projected weather/climate conditions to enable farmers make informed decisions and improve farm management practices under conditions of climate risk.
In second place were WeFarm, a pioneering peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing platform for the world’s 500 million smallholder farmers with no internet. With WeFarm, farmers can access information on agriculture and climate change via SMS and receive crowdsourced information back from farmers around the world. WeFarm can also provide vital climate information and weather reports via SMS.
In third place was the Kyamatu Climate Smart Village which seeks to enhance community knowledge on basic climate information and access to localized climate information that will be used in making sustainable livelihood decisions for improved food security, water management and access to reliable energy sources.
The Tekeleza Prize has now been launched with a top prize of $200,000.
To find out more about the Climate Information Prize, please visit the website.