Philippines | EWS, mapping and weather alerts


Komunidad uses Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions and AI-powered mobile apps to improve disaster response. Komunidad’s typhoon early warning system (EWS) and weather analytics platform help local governments plan and prepare for hazards more efficiently and accurately.


Ranked first in the World Risk Index, the Philippines is significantly impacted by extreme weather events, with an average of 20 tropical cyclones affecting the country each year.


Komunidad focuses on data and analytics to improve climate resilience and sustainability. Komunidad’s solutions enable businesses and communities to build and deploy their own decision-support tools more effectively and sustainably to strengthen climate resilience and generate data to support climate action. The GSMA supported Komunidad in November 2022 to use a data-driven approach to integrate environmental intelligence, EWS and mobile phone alerts. The GSMA grant was also used to empower local governments and vulnerable communities in Siargao Island that were devastated by Typhoon Rai, rapidly scaling the solution from municipalities to provinces.


Since partnering with the GSMA, Komunidad has:
– Provided all nine municipalities in Siargao Island with weather analytics and an EWS dashboard, mobile app and SMS alerts, and onboarded municipality staff and local stakeholders in Siargao Island, 102 of whom are women.
– Equipped all residents and tourists with a free public web app for local weather information and hazard analysis, generating 77,433 web visits since its launch in September 2023.
– Launched Curbeet, an AI-powered mobile safety app, to decentralise EWS and provide activity monitoring during natural hazards and extreme weather events.
– Replicated the project in two coastal municipalities in Luzon through a strategic partnership with City Savings Bank and Aboitiz Foundation, which aims to strengthen disaster risk reduction (DRR) programmes in the bank’s host communities.

A message from the founder

“Using the latest technologies in telecommunications, information technology, meteorology and data science, it’s now possible for vulnerable communities anywhere in the Philippines to have their own comprehensive climate resilience center that can be set up in just a few minutes without buying multiple systems and expensive monitoring equipment.”

– Felix Ayque, Founder

A photo of the CEO of Komunidad, Felix Ayque

Felix Ayque, CEO and Founder

Team | 11 - 50 employees

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