Navigating anticipatory actions in fragile and conflict-affected settings to improve food, land and water systems: insights and best practices

Date & Time

Monday, 27th of May 2024; 14:00 - 15:30 CEST

Description

Part one of a three-part series on anticipatory actions in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Explore the complexities of implementing anticipatory actions in fragile and conflict-affected settings during part one of our three-part series.

Fragile and conflict-affected settings present unique challenges for humanitarian and development efforts, due to heightened vulnerability and complexity. In these contexts, the agri-food system plays a crucial role in ensuring food security, livelihoods and sustainable development. However, these systems are characterized by instability, restricted resource access and gender inequalities.

Proactive approaches like anticipatory action are increasingly recognized as essential tools for mitigating risks and building resilience in fragile and conflict-affected settings. Yet, implementing anticipatory action comes with challenges, such as limited data and resources, heightened security risks, and navigating diverse stakeholder interests, particularly in ongoing conflicts.

Despite these obstacles, implementing anticipatory action holds transformative potential. By using innovative technologies and community-driven approaches, stakeholders can enhance early warning capabilities and strengthen adaptive capacity. Partnerships among stakeholders, empowerment of local communities, and conflict-sensitive strategies are vital for progress in improving food, land, and water systems and promoting sustainable development.

The webinar, hosted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in collaboration with the Anticipation Hub’s Anticipatory Action in Conflict Practitioners’ Group, aims to delve into the nuanced landscape of anticipatory action within fragile and conflict-affected settings.

Join us and our partners as we explore these challenges and opportunities, offering insights and best practices to empower participants in navigating anticipatory action effectively in fragile and conflict-affected settings.

Key objectives

  • Provide participants with an understanding of anticipatory actions in fragile and conflict-affected settings and the challenges.
  • Explore technical concepts and tools utilized in implementing anticipatory actions in fragile and conflict-affected settings.
  • Showcase successful case studies and best practices in the application of anticipatory actions in fragile and conflict-affected settings.

Expected outcomes

  • Encourage participants to integrate anticipatory action into their programming and decision-making processes.
  • Identification of key priorities and recommendations for advancing anticipatory actions in fragile and conflict-affected settings.
  • Provide valuable insights to inform the development of an information note on implementing anticipatory actions in the fragility, conflict and migration research agenda.