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Project NOAH in the Philippines demonstrates that smart technology can reduce natural disaster risks

Michele Mackenzie Principal Analyst, Research

"New smart technologies can enable natural disaster warnings to be issued days before an event in some cases, rather than hours or not at all."

Project NOAH in the Philippines demonstrates that smart technology can reduce natural disaster risks

Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) is the Philippines' key disaster risk reduction and management system and was launched in 2012 by the Department of Science and Technology. The initiative was developed to provide an effective response and mitigation system to natural disasters and extreme weather conditions.

This case study provides:

  • an introduction to the Philippines' smart-city/disaster recovery strategy
  • the Philippines' key motives for deploying smart-city projects
  • an outline of smart-city services
  • an overview of the key stakeholders
  • an overview of the country's funding mechanisms
  • key points on policy and regulation.