Round 1 of the Challenge Fund consisted of two phases. In Phase I, more than $1 million in targeted investments in innovation were distributed to 15 projects, tackling issues like gender, language barriers, open data access, and gaps in risk communication.
In Phase II, select projects were given additional support to deepen their engagements in resilience. These projects include:
- Multilingual films for resilience to risks from volcanic hazards (Final report)
- Web map services to improve real-time flood data in Africa; (Final report)
- Participatory terrain data and modeling; (Final report)
- Real-time urban flood risk data via cellphone network analysis; (Final report)
- Open source mobile weather stations for flood resilience; (Final report)
- Developing an open source, real time, probabilistic drought risk visualization; (Final report)
- Enabling institutions to manage storm surge risks. (Final report)
Through additional funding from the Belgian Development Agency, two Phase I projects - Using Twitter data to map flood risk and Multi-hazard school safety in Indonesia through science-based information – are being scaled in Tanzania (Final report) and Mozambique (Final report) respectively.