Drought Relief

Renée LaReau | Aug. 20, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters

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As a policy officer for African Risk Capacity, Notre Dame anthropology and peace studies alumna Mary Boyer ’07 helps provide financial relief to African countries following drought.

African Risk Capacity, an insurance program led by the African Union, allows African countries to pool their financial risk, uses satellite technology to monitor weather conditions across the continent. If data points to high risk of impending drought conditions, software triggers financial compensation of up to $30 million that can be used by governments for food vouchers, food-for-work programs, and monitoring of water sources.

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