MENA Dialogue Platform

Date & Time

Wednesday, 10th of July 2024 09:00 UTC - Friday, 12th of July 2024 17:00 UTC

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (limited capacity)
and online

Description

The 1st MENA Dialogue Platform will take place as a hybrid event, with participants meeting in Dubai and many more participating online. Taking place from 10 to 12 July 2024, we welcome everyone with an interest in anticipatory humanitarian action, from the MENA region and beyond to join us. 
 
To join the MENA Dialogue Platform online, please register using the registration link. Registration to attend in person is now closed. 

The MENA Dialogue Platform in its first edition will explore diverse issues around the main theme, ‘Preparing for the (un)predictable: Connecting the dots’. The concept note for the event is also available in Arabic

This will be an opportunity for all stakeholders in the anticipatory action sector, including humanitarians, communities, governments, donors, researchers, scientists, and others to:

  • Present the evidence on why and how we should approach AA in the region
  • Showcase ongoing activities and their vision
  • Offer technical knowledge to larger audience on different elements of AA
  • Discuss a common roadmap for the region and identify critical milestones for advocacy
  • Promote a dynamic knowledge-sharing ecosystem among regional partners, facilitating the exchange of best practices, lessons learned, and innovative approaches to anticipatory action, thus enhancing collective preparedness and response capabilities
  • Identify financing options for anticipatory action in MENA and the key elements related to the Climate Finance

Participants will jointly prepare an outcome statement during the event to capture the key recommendations from the discussions. This will inform the Regional Work Plan of the Early Warning for All initiative, including the current members of the Anticipatory Action Community of Practice.

This event is hosted by the Anticipation Hub, an initiative of the German Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. It is also co-organized by the World Food Program (WFP), supported by the Weather and Climate Information Services (WISER) program funded by UK International Development from the UK government managed by the Met Office in the UK.