The African Risk Capacity’s (ARC) Africa RiskView (ARV) tool combines Earth Observation (EO) data with population vulnerability data to provide an early-warning model that measures food insecurity and estimates response costs, enabling decision-makers to plan and respond quickly and efficiently to drought stresses.
ARC is an agency of the African Union with the objective to help African governments improve their capacities to plan for, prepare for, and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters. To meet this objective, ARC aims to price Africa’s weather-related food security risk.
This small report will guide you through the following :
- ARC disaster risk pricing
- ARC’s need for EO data
- Parametric insurance: The pan-African Flood Extent Depiction service
- Enriching the Africa Risk View tool with EO data
- Capacity building to foster the sustained uptake of EO-based data and services