First meeting of the Anticipatory Action (AA) in Conflict Practitioners Group
We are pleased to invite you to the first meeting of the Anticipatory Action (AA) in Conflict Practitioners Group on 26 April focusing on existing approaches and knowledge gaps which could be tackled by the group. Find the registry link here.
What happens on 26 April?
In this first meeting, we would like to discuss with you the following: i. topics of the working group together with; ii. a proposal how we as a group share our different approaches, e.g. through a continued webinar (monthly); iii. Your wishes and input - what topics / talks you wish to see or could provide and iv. What knowledge products are of interest?
What is the group?
The aim of the group is to provide a platform for technical exchange and learning on different approaches and methodologies for anticipatory action in conflict situations. It could serve to align efforts, capacities, resources, research and as a technical sounding board considering input from expert communities like displacement or conflict analysis.
A few words on the Anticipatory Action (AA) background:
At the moment, most AA programming is happening in non-conflict situations and recently started in few countries or regions affected by conflict. For AA to flourish and to be effective to protect people affected by armed conflict, there is a need to understand the impacts of compounding risks and the complex dynamics that armed conflict generates which could jeopardize the design and implementation of AA. It is also essential to understand how conflict sensitivity can be applied to AA in order to follow the principles of do no harm and ensure that AA does not contribute to any existing tensions in a given context. From another angle, it is also important to understand further the most adequate approaches to anticipate the humanitarian l impact of conflict such as displacement. To help AA programming, the Anticipatory Action in Conflict Practitioners Group (ACP) brings together practitioners and researchers working on developing further the understanding of how Anticipatory Action could be designed and implemented effectively in situations of conflict to reach the most vulnerable population.