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COP27 and anticipatory action

There was plenty of encouraging developments for the anticipatory action community at COP27 – but the hard work starts now to turn words into the actions.

The potential for anticipatory action ahead of drought

In Lao PDR, FAO and its partners are using community consultations to ensure that planned anticipatory actions ahead of drought really meet people’s needs.

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Simplified Early Action Protocols: a lighter approach

National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies looking to implement anticipatory action now have another modality they can use: Simplified Early Action Protocols.

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A major step forward for anticipatory action in Uganda

In November 2022, Uganda held its first National Dialogue on Anticipatory Action - a major milestone in efforts to scale up this approach across the country.

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      Blog November 30, 2022

      Advocacy, Early Action, Networks & Conferences

      COP27 and anticipatory action: encouraging progress but much work ahead

      There was plenty of encouraging developments for the anticipatory action community at COP27 – but the hard work starts now to turn words into the actions that will scale up this approach.

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      Blog November 29, 2022

      Early Action

      Exploring the potential for anticipatory action ahead of drought: farmers in Lao PDR have their say

      In Lao PDR, FAO and its partners are using community consultations to ensure that planned anticipatory actions ahead of drought really meet people’s needs – and address the challenges they are …

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      Blog

      Early Action, Early Warning System, Networks & Conferences

      Two become one: integrating networks for young professionals to strengthen the bridge between early warning and early action

      The EWEA Future Leaders Network combines the strengths of two previous networks for young professionals. This is the start of an exciting relationship that will build the capacity of current and …

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      Blog November 16, 2022

      Dialogue Platform, Networks & Conferences, Scaling up

      Reflections on the 6th Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform

      This year’s Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform saw over 180 people gather in Bangkok, along with more than 180 participating online. In this blog, Phetvilay Panyada and Wannobon Khuan-arch share their …

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      Blog

      Advocacy, Disaster Risk Financing, Early Action, Evidence, Scaling up

      What does success look like? Understanding the potential for proactive humanitarian action in a climate-uncertain world

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      Blog October 24, 2022

      Early Action, Scaling up

      A new framework to improve collaboration on anticipatory action in South-East Asia

      ASEAN’s Framework on Anticipatory Action in Disaster Management marks a core commitment to advancing the coherency and coordination of anticipatory action in the region.

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      Blog October 21, 2022

      Health

      Anticipatory action: what is the state of play for health-related applications in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement?

      Most anticipatory action initiatives focus on extreme climate and weather events. There is, though, the potential to apply this approach for other types of hazard – and a recent mapping exercise …

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      Blog October 18, 2022

      Early Action

      Flash floods in Bangladesh – and the way forward for the anticipatory action community

      Bangladesh has extensive experience in acting ahead of hazards and extreme events. But when severe floods hit in June 2022, no anticipatory action protocols were implemented. This article explains …

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      News November 22, 2022

      Networks & Conferences, Scaling up

      A major step forward for anticipatory action in Uganda

      In November 2022, Uganda held its first National Dialogue on Anticipatory Action - a major milestone in efforts to scale up this approach across the country.

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      News November 17, 2022

      Early Action, Emerging Topics

      Simplified Early Action Protocols: a lighter approach to anticipatory action

      Nigeria recently became the first country to have its Simplified Early Action Protocol approved. This new modality is a simpler, lighter approach to anticipatory action, which aims to encourage more …

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      News November 07, 2022

      Advocacy, Early Action, Scaling up

      A new brief examines how anticipatory action can help to minimize loss and damage

      Loss and damage is expected to be a major theme at COP27. A new briefing from the Anticipation Hub explains how anticipatory action can help to reduce loss and damage, by enabling people to act …

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      News

      Early Action, Shelter

      The Philippines activates its EAP for Typhoons ahead of Tropical Storm Nalgae

      The Philippine Red Cross has implemented a series of anticipatory actions ahead of Tropical Storm Nalgae striking the country.

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      News October 28, 2022

      Early Action, GIS & Mapping

      Training in GIS and data analysis for the Somali Red Crescent Society

      A four-day training workshop on GIS and data analysis supported the Somali Red Crescent Society to build its skills in in data preparedness and readiness.

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      News

      Early Action, Shelter

      Saving lives and reducing damage through anticipatory action in Mali

      In September, the Mali Red Cross activated its EAP for Floods after weeks of heavy rain. An initial assessment of this activation highlights a series of successes, from protecting homes and …

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      News

      Dialogue Platform

      Registration is now open for the 6th Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform

      The 6th Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action starts in just a few days – and registration is now open.

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      News October 18, 2022

      Dialogue Platform

      Más de 300 participantes en la 4ª Plataforma de Diálogo en Latinoamérica y el Caribe sobre Acción Anticipatoria

      Más de 300 personas asistieron a la 4ª Plataforma de Diálogo Regional de América Latina y el Caribe, que promovió la ampliación e integración de la acción anticipatoria en los sistemas de gestión de …

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      Conference

      10th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

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

      Location

      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

      Location

      Florianopolis; Brazil

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      Webinar

      Community conversation #8: Positive anticipatory action - what is it and where do we go from here?

      Monday, 14th of November 2022; 14:00 - 15:00 GMT Show event details
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      COP27

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

      Location

      Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt; To be confirmed

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      Conference

      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

      Location

      Bangkok, Thailand, and online; Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside

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      Conference, Online Conference

      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
      Online Meeting

      Let's talk: What's going on at the Intergenerational Thinkshop for Hydromet EWEA?

      Wednesday, 19th of October 2022; 18:30 - 19:00 CEST Show event details
      Conference

      Start Network Annual Assembly

      Tuesday, 18th of October 2022 07:30 BST - Thursday, 20th of October 2022 16:00 BST 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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      101 Number of partners
      1500 People reached by Dialogue Platforms
      9 Bi-monthly newsletters
      63 Profiles in our community directory
      60 Number of countries on our global map

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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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