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Launch of the Anticipation Hub Strategy

The Anticipation Hub is proud to announce the launch of our 3-year strategy, which outlines our vision, mission, aims, values and strategic priorities..

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The 3rd Anticipation Hub’s newsletter is now available!

Our Anticipation Hub newsletter is packed full of resources on anticipatory action, compound risk, forecasting, conflict, health, and social protection. Enjoy..

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Compound hydrometeorological hazards and dengue outbreaks

Linking early warnings to early action

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Philippines Joint Simulation

Philippines Joint Simulation on Cash Early Actions & Shock-Responsive Social Protection for Flood

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      July 12, 2021

      North Americal heatwave 150 times more likely with climate change say attributions scientists

      Last week’s record-breaking heatwave in parts of the US and Canada would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to a rapid analysis by World …

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      July 12, 2021

      Government to engage practitioners to formulate Forecast-based Financing Action Strategy

      To formulate a Forecast-based Financing/ Action (FbF/A) Strategy for Bangladesh, a day long workshop was organized on 9th June 2021 by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) of the …

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      July 05, 2021

      A burst of energy and enthusiasm: Systems Building for effective anticipatory action at the 4th Africa Dialogue Platform

      The 4th Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action took place from the 29th of June to the 1st of July. During these three days 290 participants came together to share experiences …

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      July 01, 2021

      Launch of the Anticipation Hub Strategy

      The Anticipation Hub coordination team is proud to announce the launch of the 3-year Anticipation Hub Strategy. This document outlines our vision, mission, aims, values and strategy priorities that …

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      June 28, 2021

      The Anticipation Hub joins the InsuResilience Global Partnership

      The Anticipation Hub is proud to now be a member of the InsuResilience Global Partnership. The InsuResilience Secretariat is also a partner of the Anticipation Hub and are excited to see our …

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      June 28, 2021

      The Anticipation Hub joins the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership

      The Anticipation Hub is excited to now be a member of the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP). We share its ambition to make 1 billion people safer from disasters and will contribute …

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      June 24, 2021

      ECOSOC HAS Side event Anticipatory Action momentum rhythm interest

      Together with its partners in a multi-agency task force, the IFRC is committed to scaling up anticipatory action “so that it reaches more people, covers more locations, and is applied to a wide …

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      June 15, 2021

      Southern Africa Dialogue Platform: Live Blog & Recordings now available

      The 1st ever Southern Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action took place from May 26 - 27, 2021. You can catch up on the highlights of each session through the ‘live blog’ on …

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      June 11, 2021

      More than 450 people participated in the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Dialogue Platform

      The third Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean, virtual edition, was held from June 2 to 4 with the participation of more than 450 people, representing around 40 countries. …

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      July 05, 2021

      Zambias Early Action Protocols in practice

      This blog shares insights from the flood light activation in Zambia that took place from February 18th until February 24th 2021.

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      Image shows how the Ecuador Red Cross provides cash to communities likely to be affected by the Sangay volcanic eruption
      June 28, 2021

      From lessons identified to lessons learned: Applying lessons from COVID-19 to FbF operations

      To find out what drivers of the anticipation agenda within the Red Cross Red Crescent thought about our findings we asked Nazira Lacayo, Senior Officer for Forecast-based Action by the DREF and …

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      June 25, 2021

      Philippines: Simulating with Cash Early Actions & Social Protection for Flood

      This blog post shares lessons from the implementation of the 2-day Forecast-based Financing (FbF) simulation exercise (simex) on 18-20 May, to test two early actions - fish harvesting from ponds and …

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      June 23, 2021

      The double afflication conflict and natural hazard the importance of tackling disaster risk admist insecurity

      In six out of the past ten years, Palestine experienced extreme cold weather and/or flooding placing great pressure on housing, infrastructure, and energy services already stressed by ongoing …

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      June 22, 2021

      Forecasting changes in the state of food security with machine learning

      This blog post summaries the key findings from the study and highlights the relevance for the anticipatory action community.

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      June 21, 2021

      Linking early warnings to early action: compound hydrometeorological hazards and dengue outbreaks

      In this blog you can read more about how hydrometeorological hazards do impact outbreaks of dengue.

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      Mingle Connecting Hydro-Meteorological and Humanitarian actors for Scaling-up Anticipatory Action

      A fun and friendly networking event connecting National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) and humanitarian actors to exchange knowledge and spark new ideas to collaborate on …

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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 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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