Ecuador’s EAP on Extreme Rainfall reaches its third trigger

The Ecuadorian Red Cross has reached the third trigger for its EAP for Extreme Rainfall related to El Niño, activating a new set of anticipatory actions.

Artificial intelligence and anticipatory action: part 2

Part two of a conversation about artificial intelligence and anticipatory action considers the potential uses and challenges.

Examining the role of anticipatory action in complex crises

There is a need to better understand how anticipatory action fits with complex crises, as this blog explains.

A roadmap for anticipatory action in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific Technical Working Group on Anticipatory Action has launched its roadmap for the Asia-Pacific region, covering 2023 to 2027.

Anticipatory action at COP28: a quick readout

Anticipatory action was a prominent theme at COP28, including discussions about how to incorporate this approach into the new Loss and Damage Fund.

Blog February 19, 2024

Advocacy, Conflict, Future leaders, Networks & Conferences

The Future Leaders Network on Early Warning Early Action at COP28

COP28 was an important opportunity for ensuring that youth perspectives play a central part in tackling climate change. In this blog, Amira Nasser Mostafa from the Future Leaders Network on Early …

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Blog February 06, 2024

Earth Observation, GIS & Mapping, Impact-based Forecasting, Science

Artificial intelligence and anticipatory action: a conversation – part 2

In the second half of this two-part blog, Karen Dall and Vitus Benson continue their conversation about the potential uses of AI for anticipatory action, and the challenges this might bring.

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Blog February 02, 2024

Cash & Voucher, Conflict, Evidence, Food Insecurity, Lessons Learnt

Examining the role of anticipatory action in complex crises

Many people today experience myriad overlapping hazards and challenges. Given this reality, there is a need to better understand how anticipatory action fits within the context of these complex …

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Blog January 29, 2024

Earth Observation, GIS & Mapping, Impact-based Forecasting, Networks & Conferences, Science

Artificial intelligence and anticipatory action: a conversation – part 1

In part one of this two-part blog, Karen Dall and Vitus Benson discuss the use of AI in climate risk mitigation and anticipatory action, exploring what AI is and how it might be relevant for these …

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Blog January 22, 2024

Advocacy, Disaster Risk Financing, Networks & Conferences, Scaling up

Anticipatory action at COP28: a quick readout

Anticipatory action was a prominent theme at COP28, with many sessions and side events dedicated to this approach, as well as high-level discussions about how to incorporate this approach into new …

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Blog January 22, 2024

Early Action, Gender & Inclusion

Empowering children for a resilient future with free resources: the Disaster Books series

Discussing the complex challenges posed by climate change with children is challenging. This is where the COPE Disaster series can help - by supporting children to understand hazards and disasters …

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Blog December 15, 2023

Conflict, Emerging Topics

Reconciling humanitarian principles with anticipatory action ahead of conflict in Kenya and Nigeria

As anticipatory action grows, there is a pressing need to assess, interpret and contextualize its ethical challenges, especially in terms of adhering to the four humanitarian principles. What is at …

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Blog November 29, 2023

Disaster Risk Financing, Lessons Learnt

Uncovering the gaps: analysis of disaster-risk financial flows in Kenya from 2016 to 2022

Recent research shows that Kenya’s disaster risk management architecture is well established. But what is the bigger picture regarding overall financial flows for disasters - and are we financing …

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News February 14, 2024

Cash & Voucher, Early Action, Health, WASH

Ecuador’s EAP on Extreme Rainfall related to El Niño reaches its third trigger level

In February 2024, the third trigger in the Ecuadorian Red Cross's EAP for Extreme Rainfall related to the El Niño Phenomenon was reached. This led to a new set of anticipatory actions to support the …

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News January 24, 2024

Advocacy, Scaling up

A roadmap for anticipatory action in Asia-Pacific

In 2023, the Asia-Pacific Technical Working Group on Anticipatory Action developed a comprehensive roadmap for the Asia-Pacific region, covering 2023 to 2027. This presents the working group's …

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News December 22, 2023

Advocacy, Dialogue Platform, Scaling up

Pakistan holds its first National Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action

More than 150 people took part in Pakistan’s first National Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action, which was held under the theme ‘Together for scaling up anticipatory action in Pakistan’.

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News December 13, 2023

Early Action

Kazakhstan acts in anticipation of a cold wave

With temperatures forecast to drop to -40 degrees Celsius, the Red Crescent Society of the Republic of Kazakhstan has activated its Simplified EAP for Cold Waves to help the most vulnerable people.

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News December 07, 2023

Dialogue Platform, Networks & Conferences, Scaling up

Bangladesh holds its second National Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

Over 200 people joined Bangladesh’s 2nd National Dialogue Platform in September, which considered ways to scale up anticipatory action for sustainable development.

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News November 29, 2023

Advocacy, Disaster Risk Financing, Health, Scaling up

Two new briefings explore critical themes for anticipatory action ahead of COP28

Launched in time for COP28, the Anticipation Hub's two new briefings will inform discussions around how anticipatory action can support those on the frontline of the climate crisis.

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News November 27, 2023

Cash & Voucher, Early Action, Early Warning System, Impact-based Forecasting, Shelter, WASH

Uganda acts in anticipation of the peak impacts of floods

As floods continue to affect large areas of East Africa, the Uganda Red Cross Society has activated its EAP for Floods and is now supporting 11,20 people in the areas predicted to be worst affected. …

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News November 20, 2023

Early Action, Shelter, WASH

Djibouti activates its Simplified EAP for Floods to support at-risk communities

The Red Crescent Society of Djibouti has activated its Simplified EAP for Floods. It will now receive funds to support 2,500 at-risk people through a series of anticipatory actions.

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Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks 2024

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European Humanitarian Forum 2024

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Community conversation #14: Black swans and sitting ducks – preparing the humanitarian sector for unprecedented weather events

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COP28

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11th Global Dialogue Platform

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Anticipatory action - an introduction (session two)

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Anticipatory action - an introduction (session one)

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Windows of Opportunity for Risk-Informed Humanitarian Assistance: An Anticipatory, Early Action, and Disaster Risk Finance Framework Webinar

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Video: The Anticipation Hub at a glance

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Therefore, scaling up is not just “more”, it also means “better”.
To respond collectively in a coordinated manner, we must work together.

Jagan Chapagain Secretary General, IFRC

What is global is local somewhere and what is local is global somewhere else. For this reason, it is very important for us to actually come together and co-design, co-produce and co-implement, so we can learn from each other and also cross-fertilize ideas and solutions.

Dr. Halima Saado Abdillahi Head of Research and Learning, International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA) and Kenya Red Cross

Better anticipation allows us to stay ahead of the curve in an increasingly volatile climate, connecting scientific information to practical action on the ground.

Professor Maarten van Aalst Director of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Anticipatory action has tremendous potential to increase the efficiency of life-saving interventions and protect the most vulnerable. This is especially true for women and girls who often face some of the most severe risks. Through well-targeted anticipatory approaches, we can better empower women and girls to face crises on their own terms.

Lisa Carty Director, Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division, OCHA

Anticipatory actions are the bright spots in a bleak humanitarian outlook. If we manage to move more in that direction, we will get a response that is faster, cheaper, and more dignified. One that protects hard-won development gains.

Mark Lowcock Emergency Relief Coordinator

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The Anticipation Hub aims to share knowledge and experiences to jointly enhance and scale up anticipatory action globally.

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Emerging topics

In expanding the use of anticipatory action to address more risks, be applicable in more contexts and strengthen overall disaster risk financing approaches, experts and practitioners are engaging in multi-disciplinary collaboration to enable anticipatory action to be applied where and when it is needed using adapted tools, innovative solutions and new ways of working.

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