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Zambia activates its Early Action Protocol for Floods

The Zambia Red Cross Society has activated its EAP for Floods after receiving a forecast that floods were likely to hit 10 districts across the country.

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CERF funding supports anticipatory action for cholera in DRC

CERF has released 750,000 US dollars for anticipatory action for cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to support in providing life-saving assistance.

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Want to talk about drought?

Join an engaging eight-part series on anticipatory action for drought within the Red Cross Red Crescent!

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More people, more sessions, more progress

The 10th edition of the Global Dialogue Platform was the biggest to date, mirroring how anticipatory action has grown since 2015.

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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      Blog January 16, 2023

      Advocacy, M&E, Other, Scaling up

      A new year – and a new phase for the Anticipation Hub

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      Blog November 28, 2022

      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 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 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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      News

      Early Action, Health, Impact-based Forecasting, Shelter, WASH

      Zambia activates its Early Action Protocol for Floods

      The Zambia Red Cross Society has activated its Early Action Protocol (EAP) for Floods after receiving a forecast that floods were likely to hit 10 districts across the country. Through this …

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      News

      Dialogue Platform

      More people, more sessions and more progress at the 10th Global Dialogue Platform

      The 10th edition of the Global Dialogue Platform was the biggest to date, mirroring how anticipatory action has grown since the first event was held back in 2015.

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      News January 17, 2023

      Dialogue Platform

      Looking back at the 10th Global Dialogue Platform

      The 10th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action was the largest to date, with 40 parallel sessions, keynote addresses and plenaries. Many of these sessions are now available to …

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      News January 12, 2023

      Early Action

      CERF funding supports anticipatory action for cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

      CERF has released 750,000 US dollars for anticipatory action for cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The funding will support UNICEF, WHO and partners to provide life-saving assistance …

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      Other

      Applications open for the GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

      The GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action supports the development of mobile digital technologies that help to anticipate potential humanitarian impacts and enable effective …

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      News December 12, 2022

      Early Action

      Want to talk about drought?

      A new eight-part webinar series will explore anticipatory action ahead of drought: what is being done and how others can learn from these experiences to apply this approach themselves.

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      News December 05, 2022

      The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society wins the 2022 Averted Disaster Award

      At this year’s Understanding Risk forum, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society collected the Averted Disaster Award for its work to support vulnerable communities ahead of cyclones and floods in 2020.

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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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      Conference

      Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks 2023

      Monday, 17th of April 2023 to Friday, 28th of April 2023

      Location

      Hybrid formate

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      Webinar

      Want to talk about drought? - e-learning series part two

      Thursday, 2nd of March 2023; 14:00 - 15:30 CET Show event details
      Webinar

      Want to talk about drought? - e-learning series part one

      Thursday, 16th of February 2023; 14:00 - 15:30 CET Show event details
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      Copernicus for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

      Wednesday, 15th of February 2023; 13:00 - 15:00 CET

      Location

      Online; Online

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      Webinar

      Community conversation #9 - Anticipatory action ahead of mudflows: what do we know so far?

      Wednesday, 15th of February 2023; 09:00 - 10:00 CET Show event details
      Online Training

      Anticipatory action in conflict settings: a hands-on introduction Part 1

      Thursday, 19th of January 2023; 03:00 - 05:00 EST Show event details
      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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      Conference

      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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      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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      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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