EVENT

2021 ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) Side Event

"The Challenges Ahead: Equipping the Future with Anticipatory Action"
Join this session on 23 June 2021.

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4th Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action

Starting soon! We are pleased to invite you to join the 4th Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action from 29th June to 1st July 2021.

BLOG

Coproduction of the EAP for floods in Uganda

This blog shares insights about the value of coproducing the EAP for floods in Uganda with Red Cross practitioners, scientists and government agencies.

NEWS

The Arabic FbF Manual is now online!

Just after the release of the Spanish and French versions of the FbF Practitioners Manual, the guide for FbF implementation, is now available also in Arabic.

EVENT

Risk KAN Webinar: Systemic Risk and Covid-19 - Advancing AA

Join this webinar on 24 June 2021 to hear more about a multi-hazards perspective on the Covid-19 pandemic and lessons from anticipatory humanitarian action..

Anticipatory action around the world

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June 16, 2021

Forecast-based Action Intervention: Early Cash Distribution to address Food Insecurity in the North-East of Madagascar

This blog explains how Welthungerhilfe is using Early Cash distribution as part of their forecast-based interventions to address food insecurity in the North-East of Madagascar.

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May 19, 2021

OFF THE GRID: Identifying high-risk and unmapped areas in East Africa

This blog post discusses a study to identify and prioritize high-risk areas in East Africa and guide volunteer mapping efforts to map the gaps in these areas.

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May 17, 2021

The coproduction of the Early Action Protocol for floods in Uganda: A model of strong collaboration for the effective scale-up of FbF

To trigger effective anticipatory actions before a natural hazard hits a vulnerable community, humanitarians need clear and robust protocols. This blog describes how the Uganda Red Cross Society …

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June 15, 2021

IFRC welcomes USAID to early-action partnership

At the end of the G7 summit in Cornwall yesterday, the UK, Germany and the US announced further action to boost protection from climate impacts for the world’s most vulnerable communities.

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June 15, 2021

Southern Africa Dialogue Platform: Live Blog & Recordings now available

The 1st ever Southern Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action took place from May 26 - 27, 2021. You can catch up on the highlights of each session through the ‘live blog’ on …

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June 11, 2021

More than 450 people participated in the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Dialogue Platform

The third Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean, virtual edition, was held from June 2 to 4 with the participation of more than 450 people, representing around 40 countries. …

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The Arabic FbF Manual is now online!

In the Manual you will find answers to questions like: What are the necessary steps for a Red Cross Red Crescent National Society and partners to implement Forecast-based Financing and develop an …

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June 08, 2021

Practice makes perfect: planning for floods in Ethiopia

To test the Early Action Protocol, the Ethiopian Red Cross and its partners carried out a flood simulation in March 2021. Simulations are crucial to make sure communication between all the different …

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May 19, 2021

G7 Commitment on scaling-up anticipatory action: another advocacy milestone for the anticipatory action community

The release of the G7 Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Crisis Compact on 5th of May 2021, is a huge milestone in gaining increased political commitment from the G7 countries to scale-up …

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ECOSOC HAS Side Event: The Challenges Ahead: Equipping the Future with Anticipatory Action

This is one of the virtual side-events on 23 June 2021 to be convened on the margins of the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS), discussing "The Challenges Ahead: Equipping the Future with …

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What Warnings Mean? UCL Science and Technology Studies Departmental Launch of the Warning Research Centre

The UCL Warning Research Centre invites to a webinar launch of the WRC within the Department Science and Technology Studies on June, 30th. Focused on What Warnings Mean? three sessions will explore …

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4th Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

Save the date: We are pleased to announce that our 4th Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action will be held virtually from 29th June to 1st July 2021.

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Risk KAN Webinar: Systemic Risk and Covid-19 - Advancing anticipatory action

This webinar on June, 24th, is co-hosted by Risk KAN and the Anticipation Hub. The speakers will share their research on a multi-hazards perspective on the Covid-19 pandemic and lessons from …

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Video: The Anticipation Hub at a glance

Through the online platform you can access a library of learning resources, global map of anticipatory action initiatives, an early action database, working groups and much more to support your work on anticipatory action as a practitioner, scientist or policymaker. 

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

The Anticipation Hub in numbers

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

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73 Number of partners
1000 People reached by Dialogue Platforms
99 People consulted during the Hub development
30 Number of project pages on the Hub so far

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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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