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A focus on complex crises at German DRR conference

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Niger activates its Early Action Protocol for Floods

After a period of above-average rainfall, the water level in the Niger River at Niamey rose significantly, and the EAP for floods was activated on 31 August.


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      Blog September 13, 2022

      Anticipatory action with refugees and other displaced people: what needs to be considered?

      Global displacement is rising, but to date, very few anticipatory action initiatives directly focus on displaced populations. This is despite the potential – and need – for anticipatory action with …

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      Blog August 30, 2022

      GIS & Mapping

      Let’s get mappin’: building GIS capacities for anticipatory action

      GIS can support many of the different phases of anticipatory action, but in many projects, staff are not familiar with the opportunities and limitations of this technology. Two training courses …

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      Blog August 24, 2022

      Advocacy , Networks & Conferences

      Looking back at the GPDRR: building synergies between anticipatory action and DRR

      The 7th GPDRR, held in May 2022, was an opportunity to build synergies between anticipatory action and disaster risk reduction. At the event, the Anticipation Hub team spoke to people from both …

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      Blog August 18, 2022

      Early Warning System , Forecast , Science

      Fair winds for climate forecasts in Mozambique

      A collaboration between WFP and the Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology is strengthening climate forecasts and seasonal monitoring, helping to build resilience in the country.

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      Blog August 17, 2022

      Early Action

      A streamlined NGO approach to drought-induced food insecurity in Zimbabwe: voices from EAP custodians and stakeholders

      In early 2020, Welthungerhilfe began to roll out its forecast-based action mechanism to tackle drought-induced food insecurity in Zimbabwe. This blog shares the views of some of the project’s …

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      Blog August 03, 2022

      Impact-based Forecasting

      Impact-based forecasting: moving from what weather will be to what it will do for more effective disaster risk management

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      Blog August 02, 2022

      Lessons Learnt , M&E

      Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience: key learning and resources

      After six years the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience programme comes to an end, looking back on what was achieved and what challenges still lie ahead.

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      Blog August 01, 2022

      Early Action , Scaling up

      First national dialogue on anticipatory action held in Nepal

      Earlier this year, Nepal held its first national dialogue about anticipatory action. Delegates assessed the current status of this approach in the country – and also began to shape its future.

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      News September 28, 2022

      Early Action , Scaling up

      A commitment to expand early warning systems in southern Africa

      Earlier this month, ministers from across southern Africa committed to expanding early warning systems in the region. This will be fundamental to scaling up anticipatory action to protect lives and …

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      News September 26, 2022

      Cash & Voucher , Early Action , Food Insecurity , Livelihoods

      FAO activates its anticipatory action protocol for typhoons in Viet Nam

      As Typhoon Noru heads towards Viet Nam, FAO has activated its anticipatory action protocol to help communities protect their livelihoods and food security.

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      Disaster Risk Financing , Food Insecurity , Livelihoods

      UN activates its anticipatory action framework in Niger

      The UN and its partners in Niger will implement a series of anticipatory actions to support some of the communities most vulnerable to the impacts of an ongoing period of low rainfall in the …

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      News September 14, 2022

      Compound risk

      A focus on complex crises at the German Disaster Risk Reduction conference

      This year’s German Disaster Risk Reduction conference will focus on complex crises, a theme that is highly relevant to the field of anticipatory action. The conference, which takes place from 25-27 …

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      News September 08, 2022

      Dialogue Platform

      Save the date: 10th Global Dialogue Platform

      Save the date for the 10th Global Dialogue Platform! This year’s event will take place from 6-8 December, in Berlin and online, under the theme ‘Lessons from anticipatory action: are we getting it …

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      News September 07, 2022

      Early Action

      Acting in anticipation of severe floods in Mali

      After weeks of heavy rain across West and Central Africa, the Mali Red Cross has activated its EAP for Floods. Using funds from the IFRC, it will now lead a series of early actions to reduce the …

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      News September 06, 2022

      Scaling up

      Red Cross representatives from eight countries in the Americas participate in a ‘Training of trainers’ workshop for the forecast-based …

      The first ‘Training of trainers’ workshop, part of the advanced forecast-based financing course, was successfully held in Quito, Ecuador in September. The 17 participants are now able to develop …

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      News September 06, 2022

      Scaling up

      Representantes de la Cruz Roja en 8 países de las Américas participaron en la Formación de Formadores (ToT) para el curso FbF

      El primer taller de "Formación de formadores", que forma parte del curso avanzado de financiación basada en previsiones, se celebró con éxito en Quito (Ecuador) en septiembre. Los 17 participantes …

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      10th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

      Tuesday, 6th of December 2022 09:00 CET - Thursday, 8th of December 2022 17:00 CET


      Berlin (by invite only); and online (accessible with registration)

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      Understanding Risk Global Forum (UR22)

      Monday, 28th of November 2022 09:00 CET - Friday, 2nd of December 2022 17:00 CET


      Florianopolis; Brazil

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      Sunday, 6th of November 2022 to Friday, 18th of November 2022


      Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt; To be confirmed

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      6th Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

      Tuesday, 1st of November 2022 10:00 GMT+07 - Thursday, 3rd of November 2022 18:00 GMT+07


      Bangkok, Thailand, and online; Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside

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      German Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022

      Tuesday, 25th of October 2022 09:00 CEST - Thursday, 27th of October 2022 17:00 CEST Show event details

      Let's talk: Women in anticipatory action – experiences from forecast-based action for floods in Bangladesh

      Wednesday, 5th of October 2022; 10:00 - 11:00 CEST Show event details

      Slow onset, fast action - anticipatory action to protect agricultural livelihoods and food security ahead of slow-onset hazards

      Wednesday, 28th of September 2022; 14:00 - 15:30 CEST Show event details

      4th Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean on Anticipatory Action

      Wednesday, 28th of September 2022 02:00 CDT - Thursday, 29th of September 2022 10:00 CDT Show event details

      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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      60 Number of countries on our global map

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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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