Reflections on the 9th Global Dialogue Platform

Over three days in Dec. 2021, the anticipatory action community came together with those from other sectors for the 9th Global Dialogue Platform. Read more.


The Anticipation Hub celebrates its 1st birthday

The Anticipation Hub celebrated its 1st birthday party at the Global Dialogue Platform on 8 December, exactly one year after its official launch. Read more.


Impact-based forecasting informs anticipatory action

WMO launched the expanded Guidelines on Multi-hazard Impact-based Forecast and Warning Services. Read more.


Project launch

New project: "Application of disaster loss data in support of early warning and early action in African countries". Read more.


New comprehensive guidance for M&E and evaluating AA

A publication from WFPe, in collaboration with the RCCC, consolidates advice and tools for generating evidence on forecast-based action. Read more.

Anticipatory action around the world

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      January 04, 2022

      The trigger database is live

      The trigger database presents information on the trigger systems of early action protocols. It adds to the information presented in the early action database and evidence database, in order to help …

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      December 17, 2021

      Tackling the humanitarian consequences of climate change: scaling up anticipatory action

      On 14 December 2021, the Anticipation Hub, together with DG ECHO, France and VOICE, co-organized a webinar on ‘Tackling the humanitarian consequences of climate change: scaling up anticipatory …

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      December 14, 2021

      How coordination between the Red Cross Red Crescent and the World Food Programme set the stage for scaling-up in Bangladesh

      A new case study explores how strong collaborations between the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the World Food Programme played a pivotal role in advancing anticipatory action at the national …

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      December 14, 2021

      New actors, new faces and renewed ambitions: highlights from the 9th Global Dialogue Platform

      The 9th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action was the largest to date, with 1,177 people logging in for this virtual event over three days. This growing interest in …

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      A man is carried on a stretcher by two volunteers.
      January 10, 2022

      How a simulation of early actions proved vital in the face of unseasonal floods in Nepal

      In September 2021, the Nepal Red Cross Society organized a simulation exercise to test early actions for floods. This blog explains how these early actions helped to save lives and minimize the …

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      December 17, 2021

      Reflections on the 9th Global Dialogue Platform

      Over three days in December 2021, the anticipatory action community came together with those from other sectors for the 9th Global Dialogue Platform. Here, some participants share their reflections …

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      December 06, 2021

      New comprehensive guidance for monitoring and evaluating anticipatory action

      A publication from the World Food Programme, in collaboration with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, consolidates advice and tools for generating evidence on forecast-based action. Read …

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      November 30, 2021

      Climate changing lives in Central America voices from the communities

      Anticipatory actions at local, regional, and global level are a key strategy for adapting to climate change and combating the effects of extreme events such as droughts and hurricanes, making …

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      November 29, 2021

      Better together Working across sectors to link anticipatory action and risk financing

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      European Humanitarian Forum

      Date & Time

      Monday, 24th of January 2022 12:30 CET - Wednesday, 26th of January 2022 16:30 CET


      Hybrid format




      The European Humanitarian Forum will take place in Brussels from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 January 2022, in a hybrid format, with most of the events allowing for remote participation and engagement. It is organised by the European Commission and France in the perspective of its future Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

      The European Humanitarian Forum will gather policy makers, humanitarian partners and other stakeholders, for a more sustained dialogue on humanitarian policy and strategy.


      View preliminary programme here.


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      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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      60 Number of countries on our global map

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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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