AtmaGo in the News as Disaster Solution
We are excited to announce that Atma Connect was featured in a Forbes article titled, ‘A Surprising Solution To Natural Disasters: Mobile Apps’. Our CEO and Founder, Meena Palaniappan was quoted saying, “Being connected to your neighbors is a powerful resilience tool that is underutilized. We are trying to change that.” We hope you will take a look and share this exciting article far and wide.
Atma’s work was also profiled in a World Economic Forum article, We can’t rid Asia of natural disasters. But we can prepare for them. The authors, CEO and Program Director at the Global Resilience Partnership, said of Atma:
“Social media is the future of early warning systems: …A popular local social media tool called AtmaGo has helped residents in both communities share early warning information on flooding. Used across Indonesia, it is estimated that in Jakarta this app could reduce property damage during a disaster by $324 per household per year for residents. It has also helped residents report littering, which is a major cause of flooding in the region.”