Brief: The Climate Information Prize: Helping Kenyans to Adapt to Climate Change

The Climate Information Prize (CIP) was a competition that ran in Kenya between 2015 and 2018. It aimed to encourage local innovators to develop climate information services (CISs) that could be accessed and used by farmers.

For the CIP, climate information included data on temperature, rainfall, wind, humidity, sunshine hours, and other factors, over both short and long periods. Access to climate information is key as it allows farmers to be better prepared for climate variability and make informed decisions that reduce their vulnerability.