Community conversation #8: Positive anticipatory action - what is it and where do we go from here?

Date & Time

Monday, 14th of November 2022; 14:00 - 15:00 GMT




This community conversation will present the idea of positive anticipatory action. Anticipatory action is defined by actions or steps taken to protect people before a disaster strikes based on early warning or forecasts, whereas positive anticipatory action is the idea that actions could be carried out ahead of anticipated 'good' seasons as well, therefore increasing a population’s resilience to future shocks.

Through an interactive conversation, participants will (1) be guided through a discussion about this burgeoning concept for disaster risk management; and (2) help identify obstacles and solutions for implementing positive anticipatory action. Together, we will seek to answer:

  • How can we make the definition of positive anticipatory actionmore robust?
  • How can we make communication about positive anticipatory action clearer and more compelling?
  • What kind of outcomes might we see if we achieve the large-scale uptake of positive anticipatory action? What kind of success can we envision?
  • How can we better define 'good seasons' and the most appropriate actions?
  • What are some of the obstacles that exist for positive anticipatory action today, and how can we overcome them?
  • How can we proactively identify and address justice and equity challenges?
  • How can positive anticipatory action be made more participatory?
  • What kind of collaborations will be instrumental for the successful growth of positive anticipatory action?
  • How can the Climate Centre help support a collaborative space for the codevelopment of this idea?

The Climate Centre will facilitate and lead the conversation, which will be used to guide the next steps in advancing positive anticipatory action. We would greatly appreciate your participation!