The Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action has been created to help tackle the growing threat to people in the world’s drylands posed by the increasing severity and frequency of climate-related disasters.
The venture brings together leading research and humanitarian agencies – the University of Edinburgh, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Save the Children, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and Community Jameel – to harness data and technology in a bid to stop climate shocks resulting in hunger in vulnerable livestock farming communities.
Together, we will connect cutting-edge technology and data surveillance on early warning signs of severe weather and systemic climate change with community-driven applications and interventions.
The Jameel Observatory will engage with organisations already working in this area or offering specific expertise to work with livestock keepers and farmers to develop and apply digital and analytical tools that help them shape their own food security, nutrition and livelihoods.
Researchers plan to use community-level data together with satellites, drones, weather data and remote sensing to understand, prepare for, and mitigate the likely impact of climate shocks.