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How does anticipatory action help to build resilience?

Anticipatory action aims to reduce the immediate impacts of hazards - but can it also increase people's longer-term resilience?

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Save the date: 4th LAC Dialogue Platform, 28-29 Sept 2022

The 4th Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean on Anticipatory Action will take place from 28 - 29 September 2022.

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Activation of heatwave EAP in Southern Kyrgyzstan

The heatwave Early Action Protocol (EAP) of the Kyrgysztan Red Crescent was triggered on July 17, 2022 based on the official bulletin from Kyrgyzhydromet.

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Reflections on the 5th Africa Dialogue Platform

The 5th Africa Dialogue Platform was the largest to date, with more than 400 participants joining. Some shared their thoughts on the main outcomes...

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IFRC approves two Early Action Plans for Central America

Early Action Plans in Central America help more than 5,000 families to anticipate the impacts of tropical storms in Honduras and volcanic ashfall in Costa Rica

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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

      Cash & Voucher , Early Action , Evidence , Lessons Learnt , M&E

      How does anticipatory action contribute to building resilience?

      The immediate aim of anticipatory action is to reduce the immediate impacts of disasters. But evidence from Bangladesh highlights different ways in which investments in this approach can also help …

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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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      Blog July 07, 2022

      Dialogue Platform , Networks & Conferences

      Reflections on the 5th Africa Dialogue Platform

      The 5th Africa Dialogue Platform was the largest to date, with more than 400 participants joining over the three days. Kiswendsida Guigma, forecast-based financing technical advisor at the Climate …

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      Blog July 05, 2022

      Early Warning System , Food Insecurity , Forecast , Science

      Information and evidence in Yemen: a case for using predictive analytics and cross-sector collaboration for anticipatory action

      Anticipatory action relies on high-quality data, but obtaining such data in crisis situations is rarely straightforward. Can predictive analytics – including the use of artificial intelligence and …

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      Blog July 04, 2022

      Early Action , Early Warning System

      Ready, steady, go: forecast-based financing in Sudan

      Introducing forecast-based financing in Sudan, aiming to protect lives and livelihoods in the event of imminent flooding – and before the river water overflows its banks.

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      Blog July 04, 2022

      Evidence , Food Insecurity , M&E

      Integrating community voices in anticipatory action: a synthesis of complex qualitative data

      The ‘window of opportunity’ – the period in which people can act ahead of a crisis – varies within countries. How can anticipatory action practitioners ensure they hit this window and provide the …

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      News July 29, 2022

      Two consultancy positions at the Anticipation Hub - apply now!

      Two exciting consultancies are currently open at the Anticipation Hub, for a partnership and community engagement advisor, and a consultant/event coordinator for the Global Dialogue Platform.

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      News July 27, 2022

      Disaster Risk Financing , Early Action , Early Warning System , Scaling up

      Forecast-based Financing (FbF) in Lebanon: kicking off a new project to anticipate winter storms

      The Lebanese Red Cross Society, with support from the German Red Cross, organized a three-day FbF kick-off workshop to launch the first anticipatory action project for winter storms in Lebanon.

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      News July 19, 2022

      Early Action

      Activation of EAP for Heatwaves in southern Kyrgyzstan: 2,100 households to be protected from extreme heat

      The heatwave Early Action Protocol (EAP) of the Kyrgysztan Red Crescent was triggered on July 17, 2022 based on the official bulletin from Kyrgyzhydromet (the local Met Office).

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      News July 18, 2022

      Dialogue Platform , Networks & Conferences

      SAVE THE DATE for the 4th Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean on Anticipatory Action!

      The 4th LAC Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action will take place from 28-29 September 2022. This year's theme is ‘Scaling up and integration in disaster risk management systems’.

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      News July 18, 2022

      Dialogue Platform , Networks & Conferences

      ¡RESERVA LA FECHA para la 4ª Plataforma de Diálogo Regional de América Latina y el Caribe sobre Acción Anticipada!

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      News July 06, 2022

      Early Action , Scaling up

      Early Action Plans in Central America help more than 5,000 families to anticipate the impacts of tropical storms in Honduras and volcanic …

      The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has officially approved two new Early Action Plans (EAPs): the EAP for Floods associated with Tropical Storms in Honduras, and …

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      News July 06, 2022

      Early Action , Scaling up

      Planes de Acción Temprana en Centro América ayudará a que más de 5,000 familias se anticipen a los impactos de Tormentas Tropicales en Honduras …

      La FICR aprobó oficialmente los Planes de Acción Temprana ante Inundaciones asociadas a Tormentas Tropicales en Honduras y Dispersión de Ceniza Volcánica en Costa Rica.

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      News June 26, 2022

      Scaling up

      German FFO publishes review on its approach to anticipatory action

      In April, the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) published a review on its approach to anticipatory humanitarian action, assessing its role and areas of improvement.

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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; 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

      Location

      Bangkok, Thailand; To be confirmed

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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
      Conference,

      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
      Online Meeting,

      Global FOREWARN Community Meeting: volcanoes

      Wednesday, 31st of August 2022; 08:30 - 10:30 BST Show event details
      Webinar,

      Let’s talk: How to use OpenStreetMap for your Anticipatory Action work?

      Wednesday, 27th of July 2022; 11:00 - 12:00 CEST Show event details
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      Community Conversation Let’s talk: Business relocation as an urban early action in the Philippines

      Thursday, 21st of July 2022; 07:00 - 08:00 CEST Show event details
      Webinar,

      Future Leaders Network: Connecting and empowering the Early Warning Early Action leaders of tomorrow

      Friday, 1st of July 2022; 13:00 - 14:30 CEST 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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      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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