As our weather becomes more extreme due to climate change, a ground-breaking weather forecasting project called DARAJA has been set up in East Africa to help build climate resilience and save lives and livelihoods.
DARAJA which means ‘bridge’ in Swahili, aims to improve the lives of vulnerable populations living in informal settlements in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya by building bridges between communities and weather and climate information providers.
Created by Resurgence and in partnership with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK FCDO), Met Office-led Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER) Programme, and an array of other key stakeholders, DARAJA has helped community groups to take action and offer support to those who might be vulnerable, helping them to prepare for and take action against the impact of floods and heatwaves.
Working with Kenyan design company Kounkuey Design Initiative and recent UAL graduate Olly Corps, Resurgence created a new global logo for DARAJA which will be used as the service is expanded to Asia and the Americas in 2021. The logo was launched on 12th December 2020 and marks the date of the Climate Ambition.
Summit held by the UN & UK Government. It coincides with the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement and one-year countdown to the UK Government leading the UN’s COP26 Climate Change conference.