Let's talk: Anticipatory action with refugees and other displaced people - what needs to be considered?

Date & Time

Thursday, 22nd of September 2022; 13:00 - 14:00 CEST




As anticipatory action pilot projects for displaced people develop, a trauma-informed approach presents a promising way forward for assisting these populations in advance of extreme weather events and climate disasters.
We invite you to join the conversation between Dr Evan Easton-Calabria, senior researcher at Tufts University and research associate, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and panelists including:

  • Sazzad Ansari, programme coordinator - disaster risk management, American Red Cross
  • Susan Ekoh, researcher on climate migration and climate adaptation, German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), Bonn, Germany
  • Razia Sultana, founder of the RW Welfare Society (RWWS), Bangladesh
  • Red Cross Red Crescent actors working in Bangladesh.

The session will provide an opportunity to learn and exchange ideas about how to make anticipatory action more effective for displaced people. It will include an engaging interview with audience participation, followed by a Q&A. Reflections from a recent article documenting the challenges faced by refugees and displaced people will be shared. 

What are Anticipation Hub community conversations? 

This webinar series aims to enable continuous connectivity, interaction and exchange between Anticipation Hub partners and the wider community of anticipatory action actors from global to local levels. The objectives are to:

  • create a structured space for the anticipatory action community to exchange new ideas and innovation
  • bridge connections between practitioners, scientists and policy-makers/government actors, especially between the global, regional, national and local levels
  • facilitate opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and exchange between actors championing anticipatory action, especially with governments
  • meet the changing needs, priorities and interests of the Anticipation Hub's partners through a flexible approach that encourages open, honest and critical discussions
  • help the community to grow by creating a welcoming and inclusive space for new actors interested in the anticipatory action agenda.

Community conversations are jointly organized by the Anticipation Hub and its partners.

Photo: Sardashti Camp for Ezidi IDPs in Sinjar/Shingal, Iraq.© Levi Meir Clancy / Unsplash