The Innovative approaches to the response preparedness project were realized and incepted in 2018 with funding from Ikea Foundation through the Netherlands Red Cross and British Red Cross. The goal of the project was to help vulnerable communities fight the impact of climate change and be better prepared for disasters. Further, it sought to build the capacity of the Kenya Red Cross-National Partners to provide timely and practical support to the people that were assessed to be the most vulnerable to forecasted extreme disaster events. The five-year project utilized innovative approaches such as Forecast based Financing, data preparedness, and cash and voucher assistance programming to develop flood and drought early warning systems. Other partners who were part of this project included the Red Cross, Red Crescent Climate Centre (Climate Centre), Netherlands Red Cross Data Initiative (510), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies (IFRC).