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RCRC Movement commits to scale up anticipatory action

Today, at the 2022 Council of the Delegates, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement adopted a resolution in which it commits to scale up anticipatory action.

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Call for papers: share experience on anticipatory action

The Anticipation Hub is among the guest editors of a special issue of Hydrology Research and invites the anticipatory action community to share their knowledge.

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5th Africa Dialogue Platform: Now open for registration

Register now and save your spot for the 5th Africa Dialogue Platform, which will take place from 28-30 June 2022 in Nairobi and online.

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Socioeconomic parameters in triggers for anticipatory action

Triggers for anticipatory action are predominantly based on weather forecasts – but there are also socioeconomic parameters that influence early actions...

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Alternative methodologies for anticipatory action evidence

New research aims to explore alternative, leaner methodologies for impact assessments of anticipatory action interventions to help practitioners...

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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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      Blog July 01, 2022

      Early Action , Scaling up

      Connect, inspire and empower - young professionals’ reflections on the Multi-hazard Early Warning Conference and Global Platform on DRR

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      Blog June 24, 2022

      Early Action , Early Warning System , Impact-based Forecasting

      Bridging Impact-based Forecasting and Anticipatory Action for Disaster Risk Reduction

      At MHEWC-III and GPDRR two sessions explored challenges and opportunities around IBF and AA and ambitions to sustainably scale up early warning early action efforts - read the key messages here.

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      Blog June 23, 2022

      Are you ready? Anticipatory action picks up speed at the Global Platform on DRR

      A recap on what has happened on anticipatory action at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in Bali in May 2022.

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      Blog June 15, 2022

      Early Action , Early Warning System , Evidence , Impact-based Forecasting

      Sharing lessons from SHEAR at EGU: challenges, innovations and research outcomes on forecasting and early warning

      With the SHEAR programme coming to a close, researchers from its many projects shared some key research outcomes at this year’s European Geosciences Union General Assembly, covering themes such as …

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      Blog June 13, 2022

      Cash & Voucher , Early Action , Food Insecurity

      Distributing early cash to address food insecurity in Madagascar: success stories from Welthungerhilfe’s activation in 2021

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      Blog May 30, 2022

      M&E

      ‘Impact assessment on a shoestring’: exploring alternative methodologies for anticipatory action evidence

      The evidence base for anticipatory humanitarian action is limited, contributing to a lack of consensus on what is working well - and what needs to change. New research aims to explore alternative, …

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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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      News June 22, 2022

      Advocacy , Scaling up

      Red Cross Red Crescent Movement commits to scale up anticipatory action

      Today, as part of the 2022 Council of the Delegates, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement adopted a resolution (“Strengthening anticipatory action in the Movement: Our way forward”) in which it …

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      News June 21, 2022

      Early Action , Earth Observation , Evidence , Forecast , M&E

      Call for papers: the whole anticipatory action community can learn from your experience

      The Anticipation Hub is among the guest editors of a special issue of Hydrology Research and invites the anticipatory action community to share their knowledge.

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      News June 15, 2022

      Cash & Voucher , Early Action , Food Insecurity

      Niger activates its EAP for Drought to help tackle food insecurity

      Niger recently activated its Early Action Protocol for Drought to help tackle a severe food insecurity crisis. But the causes of this crisis are more complex than just low rainfall; conflict, rising …

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      News June 01, 2022

      Dialogue Platform

      5th Africa Dialogue Platform: application for in-person attendance

      Apply now for in-person attendance at the 5th Africa Dialogue Platform in Nairobi

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      News May 27, 2022

      Disaster Risk Financing

      Workshop report: anticipatory humanitarian action meets disaster risk finance

      Several disaster risk financing instruments have been created in recent decades, but these are not yet linked or integrated, and often used only in silos. The 'Anticipatory humanitarian action meets …

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      News May 24, 2022

      Early Action , Scaling up

      Launch of the Future Leaders Network on Early Warning Early Action

      The Anticipation Hub has launched the Future Leaders Network on Early Warning Early Action to mobilize, inspire and empower future leaders and increase their capacity to scale up early action.

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      News May 20, 2022

      Advocacy

      Anticipation Hub Statement to the GPDRR 2022

      Anticipatory action is a key topic at GPDRR. Read the statement by the anticipatory action community on how to strengthen and scale up anticipatory action.

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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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      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
      Conference,

      5th Africa Dialogue Platform

      Tuesday, 28th of June 2022 10:00 EAT - Thursday, 30th of June 2022 18:00 EAT

      Location

      Nairobi; Johannesburg; online; To be confirmed

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      SHEAR at European Geosciences Union General Assembly

      Monday, 23rd of May 2022 08:00 CEST - Friday, 27th of May 2022 19:50 CEST

      Location

      Vienna, Austria and Online; Austria Center Vienna Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1 1220 Vienna Austria

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      Conference

      Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

      Monday, 23rd of May 2022 09:00 WIB - Saturday, 28th of May 2022 18:00 WIB Show event details
      Online Meeting

      Global FOREWARN Community Meeting: heatwaves

      Wednesday, 18th of May 2022; 08:30 - 10:30 CEST Show event details
      Conference

      Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks

      Monday, 2nd of May 2022 to Friday, 20th of May 2022

      Location

      Hybrid formate

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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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