The Hellenic Red Cross acts ahead of extreme heat in Greece

The Hellenic Red Cross activated its Simplified Early Action Protocol for Extreme Heat on 8 June, after forecasts of high temperatures across Greece. The Red Cross team will now carry out a series of anticipatory actions to help people cope with the impacts.

Lamu County Emergency Operation Centre wins the 2024 Averted Disaster Award

The Lamu County Emergency Operation Centre in Kenya has won the 2024 Averted Disaster Award, announced at the Understanding Risk Global Forum 2024 in Japan.

The Grand Bargain and its connection to anticipatory action

A recent workshop explored how the Grand Bargain can support efforts to scale up anticipatory action. Hannes Serocki and Matthias Amling from WHH tell us more.

New learning modules about anticipatory action

The Anticipation Hub will launch the first in a series of learning modules at the Understanding Risk Global Forum 24 this June.

Learn how to submit a session for the Global Dialogue Platform

If you'd like to be involved with a session at this year's Global Dialogue Platform, register for one of our upcoming workshops to learn about the new 'sandpit' process for proposals.

Blog June 14, 2024

GIS & Mapping

Simulating anticipatory actions as part of disaster management: MapEx 2024

The 18th edition of MapEx was recently held in the UK. For the first time, the imagined scenario – a cyclone in Madagascar – included major anticipatory action components.

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Blog June 03, 2024

Advocacy, Scaling up

How anticipatory action links to the Grand Bargain

A session at Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week explored how the Grand Bargain could support efforts to scale up anticipatory action. In this blog, Hannes Serocki and Matthias Amling …

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Blog May 29, 2024

Cash & Voucher, Early Action, Lessons Learnt

Une première activation complète d’action anticipatoire au Burundi

Les précipitations extrêmes et les inondations sont des risques dévastateurs au Burundi. En octobre 2023, des précipitations extrêmes ont été prévues pour le pays, ce qui a conduit à la première …

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Blog May 16, 2024

Early Action, Lessons Learnt

The first official anticipatory action activation in Burundi

Extreme rainfall events and flooding are devastating hazards in Burundi. In October 2023, extreme rainfall was forecast for the country, leading to the the first anticipatory action activation. This …

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Blog April 18, 2024

Early Action, Early Warning System, Impact-based Forecasting

AWARE: a digitally enabled governance platform for effective anticipatory action ahead of climate shocks

As the climate crisis worsens, at-risk countries need anticipatory action to cope with the devastating impacts. ClimBeR’s AWARE platform is helping countries including Senegal and Zambia to protect …

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Blog April 15, 2024

Early Warning System, Emerging Topics, Trigger Development

Citizens as hazard forecasters: how citizen science can strengthen anticipatory action

There is a small but growing number of examples of citizen science playing an active role in anticipatory action and early warnings. Can - and should - it play a greater role in the data used for …

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Blog April 08, 2024

Cash & Voucher, Social Protection

Linking Nepal’s social protection programmes with anticipatory action

Nepal has a diverse portfolio of social protection programmes and humanitarian organizations are finding creative ways to use these for anticipatory action and disaster-response activities.

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Blog March 28, 2024

Lessons Learnt, Locally led, Trigger Development

How P-FIM adds value to developing protocols for anticipatory action

In the second of a two-part blog, Welthungerhilfe explains how the People First Impact Method, known as P-FIM, contributes to ensuring that protocols for anticipatory action are developed through a …

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News June 11, 2024

Early Action

The Hellenic Red Cross acts ahead of extreme heat in Greece

The Hellenic Red Cross activated its Simplified Early Action Protocol for Extreme Heat on 8 June after forecasts of high temperatures across Greece. The Red Cross team will now carry out a series of …

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News May 29, 2024

Other

The Anticipation Hub’s new series of learning modules about anticipatory action

The Anticipation Hub will launch the first in a series of learning modules at the Understanding Risk Global Forum 24 this June.

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News May 13, 2024

Health

Building resilience against disasters: integrating care for non-communicable diseases into anticipatory action frameworks for Nepal's …

A new project in Nepal aims to develop innovative ways of incorporating care for non-communicable diseases within anticipatory action systems, enhancing the resilience of people living with these …

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News May 13, 2024

Dialogue Platform

Ecuador avanza en su hoja de ruta para la integración de la Acción Anticipatoria

Más de 130 personas se reunieron en la primera Plataforma Nacional de Diálogo de Ecuador, con el objetivo de avanzar en una hoja de ruta para la acción anticipatoria en el país.

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News May 13, 2024

Dialogue Platform

Ecuador advances with its roadmap for the integration of anticipatory action

More than 130 people gathered for Ecuador's first National Dialogue Platform, with the aim of advancing a roadmap for anticipatory action in the country.

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News May 07, 2024

Advocacy, Evidence, Lessons Learnt

The Anticipation Hub publishes its second overview of anticipatory action worldwide

The Anticipation Hub has published its second overview of anticipatory action worldwide. The report, ‘Anticipatory Action in 2023: A Global Overview’, captures the global scale of anticipatory …

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Event, News April 29, 2024

Scaling up

Training the trainers in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific Technical Working Group on Anticipatory Action recently led a three-day course on 'Anticipatory Action: Training of Trainers' in Bangkok, Thailand. During the training, the …

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News April 25, 2024

Early Action

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society activates its Early Action Protocol for Heatwaves in Dhaka

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society activated its Early Action Protocol (EAP) for Heatwave in Dhaka on 21 April 2024.

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Conference, Online Conference

12th Global Dialogue Platform

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Conference

2nd Southern Africa Dialogue Platform: El Niño Insights: Southern Africa Anticipation After Action Review

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Webinar

Community conversation #20: Departing soon: locally led AA working group

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Webinar

Community conversation #19: What does it take to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of anticipatory action?

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Webinar

Community conversation #18: Connecting the COP28 Peace Declaration to Anticipatory Action

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Online Workshop

Global Dialogue Platform session development workshop two

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Online Workshop

Global Dialogue Platform session development workshop one

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Conference

Understanding Risk Global Forum 2024 - Anticipatory Action Focus Day

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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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73 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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