Komunidad Inspires Young Innovators to take #ClimateAction at FEU in ASTIXplore Seminar

Komunidad has called on young student innovators from the Far Eastern University to join the #EarlyWarningsForAll movement and to take #ClimateAction.

Association of Student Technopreneurs and Innovators, a student’s group from the Far Eastern University Institute of Technology, chose Komunidad as part of its 2023 ASTIXplore series that focused on the pressing issue of climate change and how innovation can help address it.

Titled “ASTIXplore: Innovation Responding to Climate Emergency,” the seminar gathered more than 50 FEU Institute of Technology engineering and IT students last May 4 at the FEU Institute of Technology.

Komunidad’s Impact Director Kaye Sangalang shared the story of the company and its best practices that have been helping build more climate-resilient communities and industries here and abroad.

Sangalang spoke on “Tech for Good: Scaling Climate Adaptation Solutions to Build Community Resilience” where she shared insights on how science, innovation and technology can be used to take on social and environmental challenges. She also discussed Komunidad’s digital solutions as response to the world’s climate emergency.

During her discussion, Sangalang stressed that climate resilience entails ensuring “capacity and capability of governments, communities, and businesses to anticipate climate risks and hazards, absorb shocks and stresses, and reshape and transform development pathways in the longer term.”

“This is where Komunidad comes in. Komunidad is a data and analytics software company based in Singapore and the Philippines that provides digital transformation and decision support tools for climate resilience and sustainability,” she said.

With the belief in the power of climate data and analytics to create early warning systems to save lives and livelihoods, Komunidad has created its Climate Operations Center for monitoring and anticipation of disaster risks that also allows the setting up of a localized alert system.

“Our value is we supplement the existing government services by unifying critical data, localizing insights and analysis, and most importantly, enhancing local risk communications,” Sangalang added.

ASTIXplore is a series of seminars organized by the Association of Student Technopreneurs and Innovators, which aims to inspire students about various innovative trends in the industry that could serve as a springboard for their technopreneurship journeys.

Sangalang joined Rachelle Anne Miranda from the Department of Science and Technology’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Unit who spoke on “Climate Emergency: What is it and Why does Innovation Matter.” Ryan Llamoso, Soltera Energy’s chief executive officer and co-founder, meanwhile gave a talk on “From Zero to Funded: How to Get Started in Your ClimateTech Technopreneurship Journey.”

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