OIKO has first-hand experience as direct witness of a striking increase in the number and severity of natural disasters. OIKO has developed an extensive experience with major international organizations in the design, review, and implementation of effective policies and actions for reducing and managing climate variability disaster risk.
OIKO has been an active leader to this challenge by designing, implementing, and evaluating policies and strategies that provide for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, and helping governments understand and implement risk financing measures. Our projects focus on diverse areas including flood management, vulnerability assessment, early warning, emergency cash-transfers, and disaster insurance.
We use Earth Science technology to improve the quality of life in our world, especially the economic livelihood opportunities of the world's most vulnerable populations and the sustainable use of the natural resources of our planet. Our work is divided in six main program areas- Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Poverty & Livelihoods and Climate Services.