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Ethiopian Flood Trigger Simulation: Optimizing EAPs

This blog shares insights from the simulation of the flood Early Action Protocol in Ethiopia that took place from March 8th until March 12th 2021.

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Anticipatory Action in the nexus

At the HNPW, leading experts, governments and practitioners came together to discuss how they can work in partnership to enable more anticipatory action in...

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Anticipatory Action after storm ‘Chalane’ in Mozambique

The aftermath of anticipatory humanitarian actions taken for severe tropical storm ‘Chalane’ in Mozambique – was it worth it?

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1st Southern Africa Dialogue Platform

Save the date! We are pleased to announce that our 1st Southern Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action will be held on May 26 - 27, 2021.

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An interview with the AHA Centre

This blog post shares the key highlights from the interview and clearly demonstrates the vital role regional voices play in stimulating knowledge exchange and..

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May 07, 2021

Risk reconsidered – launch of the Recommendations and a Checklist on Scaling up DRR in Humanitarian Action

As part of the Anticipatory Action Priority Topic sessions at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week, UNDRR organised a session launching the Recommendations and Checklist on Scaling up DRR …

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April 23, 2021

Strengthening Synergy for a system-wide shift: Anticipatory Action in the nexus

On Wednesday April 21st, leading experts, governments and practitioners came together on a virtual stage at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week to discuss how they can work in …

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April 21, 2021

Boosting support for Anticipatory Action: Meeting between the Chairwoman of the Parlimentary Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian …

Read more about the high-level meeting between Gyde Jensen, Mr. Jagan Chapagain and Mr. Christian Reuter. Anticipatory action was one of the two key topics discussed during the meeting, the other …

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April 07, 2021

The FbF Manual is now available in Spanish and French

The FbF Practitioners Manual, a step-by-step guide for FbF implementation, which is now available not only in English but also in Spanish and French.

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April 28, 2021

Ethiopian Flood Trigger Simulation: Optimizing Early Action Protocols

This blog shares insights from the simulation of the flood Early Action Protocol in Ethiopia that took place from March 8th until March 12th 2021.

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April 15, 2021

Anticipating rising food insecurity: Hunger Hotspots report

The March edition flags 20 countries and situations where there is a likelihood of further deterioration in acute food insecurity, due to multiple drivers of hunger that are interlinked or mutually …

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April 14, 2021

Leveraging Knowledge to Accelerate Anticipatory Action: An interview with the AHA Centre

This blog post shares the key highlights from the interview and clearly demonstrates the vital role regional voices play in stimulating knowledge exchange and advocating to anchor anticipatory …

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April 09, 2021

Bridging the gap: establishing the basis of subseasonal flood forecasting in East Africa

In 2018 Kenya experienced one of its wettest seasons on record. Exceptionally high rainfall in distinct periods throughout the “long rains” season resulted in extensive flooding, loss of around 200 …

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April 09, 2021

Strengthening partnerships between National Meteorological Services and humanitarian actors to enable anticipatory action in Argentina

The Argentinian National Meteorological Service becomes a partner of the Anticipation Hub and signs an MoU with the Argentina Red Cross

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Upcoming events

Webinar: Communicating Early Warnings for Systemic Risk

The RISK-KAN working group on early warnings is running a webinar on 27th May 2021, 4pm CEST, on communicating early warnings for systemic risks.

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1st Southern Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

The first Southern Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action will be organized virtually on 26th and 27th May, 2021.

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3rd Regional Dialogue Platform on Anticipation and Early Action in Latin America and the Caribbean

Save the date: We are pleased to announce that our 3rd Regional Platform for Dialogue on Anticipatory Action will be held virtually on June 2-4, 2021.

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International Red Cross Red Crescent workers respond to floods in Uganda, one of many countries that uses a 'forecast-based early action' program to respond to floods. Photo by International Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

New Journal Publication Shows Paths Forward for Flood Early Action

Disconnects between forecasters and decision-makers worldwide can often result in less efficient or effective flood response. In a new paper, experts from SERVIR’s Science Coordination Office, the …

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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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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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