Community conversation #9 - Anticipatory action ahead of mudflows: what do we know so far?

Date & Time

Wednesday, 15th of February 2023; 09:00 - 10:00 CET




To date, most anticipatory action projects have addressed hydrometeorological hazards such as heat waves, tropical storms or floods, for which forecasting methodologies are well established. There are, however, efforts under way to implement anticipatory action ahead of other types of hazards, especially where hydrometeorological hazards do not present the highest risk.

Recently, the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan and the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan have begun working to apply anticipatory action to a complex hazard: mudflows. In this community conversation, representatives from both National Societies will share their progress so far. They will discuss why wish to apply anticipatory action to this hazard, and share some of the challenges they are facing in doing so. There will also be time for the audience to ask questions about this work, and share their own experiences of expanding anticipatory approaches to new hazards, both mudflows and others.

Speakers include:

  • Arielle Tozier de la Poterie, Anticipation Hub (host)
  • Ikrom Soliev, head of office in Central Asia, German Red Cross
  • Shavkat Abdujabarov, German Red Cross in Kyrgyzstan
  • Sarafroz Mavlyanov, German Red Cross in Tajikistan