Let’s talk: forecasting for early action in eastern Africa

Date & Time

Wednesday, 2nd of March 2022; 13:00 - 14:00 CET




Anticipation Hub Community Conversations - Webinar Series

Let’s talk: forecasting for early action in eastern Africa

A conversation between ICPAC, the Kenya Red Cross and Anticipation Hub partners to learn and exchange experiences

Join our 1st Anticipation Hub Community Conversation to learn more about the work of our partner - the IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Centre (ICPAC) - and how they plan to support anticipatory action scale-up in the Eastern Africa region through enhanced collaboration around forecasting for early action.

The session will involve an engaging interview with audience participation, followed by Q&A.

  • Interviewee: Ahmed Amdihun, PhD, Programme Coordinator, Disaster Risk Management, IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre- ICPAC
  • Interviewer: Jemimah Wakini Maina,Climate Office, ICHA, Kenya Red Cross Society

Join us to find out more about:

  • What ICPAC does and why this is important for the anticipatory action community
  • Challenges and opportunities for scaling up anticipatory action in the eastern Africa region
  • ICPACs collaboration around anticipatory action and their need for partnerships 
  • Opportunities for continuing dialogue and knowledge exchange through the Anticipation Hub


Participation is open to all actors interested in anticipatory action from global to local levels.  Newer actors interested in interacting and learning from the Anticipation Hub’s network of partners are particularly welcomed.

Registration via Zoom (see link below)

*see additional note on their privacy policy


What is the Anticipation Hub Community Conversations webinar series? 

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 to nurture and connect the anticipatory action community to exchange opportunities and inspire new ideas and innovation.
  • Bridge connections between practitioners, scientists and policymakers/government actors especially between global, regional, national and local levels. 
  • Facilitate opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and exchange between actors championing anticipatory action, especially with governments at country-level.
  • Meet the changing needs, priorities and interests of partners through a flexible/adaptive exchange approach that encourages open, honest and critical discussion. 
  • Help the community to grow by creating a welcoming and inclusive space for new actors interested in the anticipatory action agenda.

The Community Conversations complement the existing exchange activities happening through Anticipation Hub working groups, webinars, mingles and Dialogue Platforms. The webinars are  jointly organized with Anticipation Hub partners and expected to take place monthly, with some flexibility depending on partner availability.  


*Note on webinar registration:

We will use the following provider as our event tool: Zoom - Conference Tool Privacy Policy

As all conference tools have their own issues with privacy regulations, we have chosen one which is the most suitable for our event. But please be aware of the following:

  • To be able to work with the registration tool of Zoom as well, we would like you to register into a free account of Zoom.
  • Your data may be temporarily stored when using the videoconference and may be transferred to an unsafe third country (US) and shared with third party partners of Zoom.
  • To avoid unnecessary data flow, the default settings have already been adjusted accordingly on our part.

The Anticipation Hub will only use the email addresses and names collected from Zoom registration for the purpose of sharing information about this event. To sign up to receive other information from the Anticipation Hub please join our newsletter mailing list here: https://www.anticipation-hub.org/newsletter

If you do not wish to register via this session for Zoom, please contact lydia.cumiskey@germanredcross.de for an alternative solution.