The 4th Anticipation Hub’s newsletter is now available!

In this edition, you can find an abundance of knowledge resources from our partners: blog posts, reports, publications and videos that cover topics that...


High-Level Humanitarian Event on Anticipatory Action

Read about the Anticipation Hub's engagement at the High-level Humanitarian Event on Anticipatory Action - including our statement and video.


New Head of the Anticipation Hub Appointed

The Anticipation Hub is delighted to announce the appointment of Kara Devonna Siahaan as the new Head of the Anticipation Hub.


Anticipatory Action and Child Protection:

Acting early to prevent short-term and long-lasting life-threatening risks to children is a humanitarian imperative. Read more here..


The Story of Heatwave Anticipatory Action in Dhaka

Read more about the feasibility study to pilot heatwave anticipatory action in Dhaka

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      September 13, 2021

      Getting ahead of Cholera and Putting Cholera behind

      With the knowledge garnered in the last two hundred years, we should have enough tools and strategies to prevent, control, and eliminate a disease that belongs in a library, between voluminous tomes …

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      Beneficiary Data Collection
      September 08, 2021

      The Story of Heatwave Anticipatory Action in Dhaka Bangladesh

      By applying Anticipatory Action, heatwaves could be anticipated, and early actions could be implemented before the occurrence of heatwaves to reduce their impact, human suffering, and losses. Read …

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      September 08, 2021

      Anticipatory Action and Child Protection Acting Early to Better Protect Children in Emergencies

      In order to improve child protection in emergencies, the IFRC, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre, and the Anticipation Hub, with the support of the Child Protection Area of …

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      Participants of the regional event
      September 15, 2021

      FbF organizes network of Information Management and GIS Specialists in Latin America

      With the participation of representatives from the Peruvian Red Cross, Ecuadorian Red Cross, Guatemalan Red Cross, Honduran Red Cross, Nicaraguan Red Cross and Costa Rican Red Cross, the first …

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      September 08, 2021

      FbF LACs launches the Anticipation Talks podcast

      An interactive space to talk about initiatives and events related to Anticipatory Action in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). That’s what "Anticipation Talks", FbF LAC’s podcast is about.

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      August 10, 2021

      IPCC Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying

      Read more about the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (WGI) report that was launched on 9 August 2021 and warns about increasing extremes.

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      July 12, 2021

      North Americal heatwave 150 times more likely with climate change say attributions scientists

      Last week’s record-breaking heatwave in parts of the US and Canada would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to a rapid analysis by World …

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      UNOCHA High-Level Humanitarian Event on Anticipatory Action: A Commitment to Act Ahead of Crises

      This high-level event on Thursday, 9 September 2021 8am - 1pm (NY time), will showcase compelling examples of this anticipatory approach and generate signals of support to scale action.

      5th Asia Pacific Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action 2021

      Join us virtually from 19th to 21st October 2021

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      InsuResilience Annual Forum 2021

      SAVE THE DATE – The InsuResilience Annual Forum 2021 will take place virtually on the 28- 29th October 2021.

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      26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) 2021

      The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the UK between 31 October and 12 November 2021

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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. 

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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

      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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      79 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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