After being one of the five finalists, Project NOAH takes home the Harnessing Data for Resilience Recognition Award from the Harnessing the Data Revolution for Resilience Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.
Represented by its External Relations Officer, Oscar Victor Lizardo, NOAH competed with over 70 international organizations for the award. The Impact Demonstration category for the award are for organizations that have deployed solutions which have had a significant impact on their audience. The other four finalists were aWhere from the United States, Sweetsense which operates in Africa, Nexleaf Analytics for its projects in Rural India, and 700-Daloy, another Filipino innovation that focuses on marine environmental protection.
Since its launch in 2012, Project NOAH has empowered Filipinos with information, such as near real-time weather data and high-resolution flood, landslide, and storm surge hazard maps. These are accessible through online platforms, mobile devices (Arko mobile application), and social media (Project NOAH Facebook account).
NOAH was also recognized in the past for its products and services like its mobile applications. Arko, developed with Pointwest Technologies, won the 2014 UN World Summit Award for Inclusion and Empowerment in the mobile category. Likewise, the NOAH app for Android, through developer Smart Communications, received the Anvil Award for Excellence in 2013. Based in the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, NOAH also garnered the 2015 Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal Award for Outstanding Institution for its efforts in disaster risk reduction.