Windows of Opportunity for Risk-Informed Humanitarian Assistance: An Anticipatory, Early Action, and Disaster Risk Finance Framework Webinar
Date & TimeWednesday, 20th of September 2023; 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
As global crises become more frequent and grow in scale, scope, and duration, the need for humanitarian assistance is vastly outstripping the availability of humanitarian funding. Stakeholders are increasingly seeking predictable, flexible, blended, and innovative financing and risk financing instruments to reduce the impact of and respond to crises. These disaster risk financing instruments help bridge the gap between available and needed humanitarian funding while also improving disaster resilience, responding to climate-related crises, and contributing to climate change adaptation and are a critical component of broader adaptation efforts. They also support early action, which has been shown to enhance the effectiveness of risk reduction and decrease the cost of humanitarian assistance in the long run. Despite this need, the humanitarian system lacks a comprehensive disaster risk financing framework to implement and track commitments to early action, climate adaptation, and resilience.
With funding from the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the USAID Climate Adaptation Support Activity (CASA) has developed tools to strengthen USAID’s and the broader humanitarian community’s organizational readiness for risk financing, anticipatory, and early action. This includes:
- a policy brief of key recommendations for donors and humanitarian partners working on anticipatory and early action and disaster risk finance
- a framework designed to support humanitarian organizations and donors as they implement and scale up risk-informed and anticipatory approaches to humanitarian action
- a global mapping of humanitarian disaster risk finance mechanisms.
Join this webinar to learn more about these resources and their findings from the authors.