Dialogue platforms

Global and regional dialogue platforms provide an interactive, engaging space for our anticipatory action community to thrive. At these events we share and exchange knowledge, best practices and lessons learned to ensure there is a fundamental change within the humanitarian system: from reaction to anticipation.

The Global Dialogue Platform takes place once a year, as do the regional dialogue platforms - in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. These events gather humanitarian actors, meteorologists, climate scientists, national governments and decision-makers to discuss how to improve forecast-based financing and anticipatory action, implement the concept into existing projects, and advance the use of weather and climate data.

Since 2020, the dialogue platforms have been held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, they remained fun and interactive occasions. For example, the live blog for each event captures the main insights from speakers and provides participants with access to recordings of all plenaries and sessions. Follow the links below to access past live blogs.

In 2022, we hope to organize hybrid events, which will take place in person and online. The dates for 2022 are as follows:

 

Global Dialogue Platform

Global Dialogue Platform 2021

The 9th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action was the largest to date, with 1000 people across 130 countries taking part during the three days. This growing interest in anticipatory action is encouraging, coming at a time when more people than ever are facing the impacts of predictable shocks and crises. 

We are pleased to inform you that the recordings and presentations from the sessions are now available on the event platform. Once you have logged in, you can access the recordings by selecting the REVIEW tab, and then clicking on the session you want to watch (organized under ‘Plenary sessions’ and ‘Parallel sessions’). The presentations (when available) are in the download section.

The event website will remain online until the next Global Dialogue Platform (December 2022), giving you plenty of time to rewatch your favourite sessions or catch up on those you missed. If colleagues or friends want to watch recordings or download presentations, they can still register on the platform website to get an access code. The Liveblog will also remain available online.

You can also watch our summary video from the event, and read about a few (of the many) highlights from the three days here.

 

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Global Dialogue Platform 2020

The 8th Global Dialogue Platform was held virtually from the 8th to 10th of December 2020 and showcased 42+ diverse and interactive events around the theme 'Collaborating for Climate, COVID-19 and Conflict: Getting Ahead of Crises with Anticipatory Action'.

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December 17, 2021

Reflections on the 9th Global Dialogue Platform

Over three days in December 2021, the anticipatory action community came together with those from other sectors for the 9th Global Dialogue Platform. Here, some participants share their reflections …

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December 14, 2021

New actors, new faces and renewed ambitions: highlights from the 9th Global Dialogue Platform

The 9th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action was the largest to date, with 1,177 people logging in for this virtual event over three days. This growing interest in …

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December 09, 2021

The Anticipation Hub celebrates its 1st birthday

The Anticipation Hub celebrated its 1st birthday party at the Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action - on 8 December, exactly one year after its official launch. Read more …

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Official Launch of the Anticipation Hub

On 8 December 2020 at 16:15 – 17:30 Berlin / Geneva time, the Global Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action will host the launch of the Anticipation Hub. You will learn about the vision and …

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Africa Dialogue Platform

Africa Dialogue Platform 2021

The 4th Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action took place from the 29th of June to the 1st of July. During these three days 290 participants came together to share experiences through an abundance of interactive and creative virtual sessions - including collective storytelling, poetry, games, quizzes, cartoons, hot seat interviews and much more.

Click below to access the LIVE Blog. Registered participants can also re-watch the plenaries and sessions:

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Africa Dialogue Platform 2020

The 3rd Africa Dialogue Platform was held virtually from the 27th to 29th of October 2020 with nearly 300 participants. A wide range of diverse and interactive events took place, around the topics of anticipation in the humanitarian system, Forecast-based Financing, Early Warning-Early Action and Disaster Risk Financing.. 

Click below to access the LIVE Blog. Registered participants can also re-watch the plenaries and sessions:

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July 05, 2021

A burst of energy and enthusiasm: Systems Building for effective anticipatory action at the 4th Africa Dialogue Platform

The 4th Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action took place from the 29th of June to the 1st of July. During these three days 290 participants came together to share experiences …

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Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform

Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform 2021

The 5th Asia Pacific Dialogue Platform saw practitioners, scientists, governments and donors take part in a mix of panel debates, thematic sessions and roundtables to discuss the opportunities and challenges for enabling anticipatory action in the Asia-Pacific region.

Held from 19-21 October 2021, the Dialogue Platform focused on the theme ‘Anticipatory action to meet the challenges of the climate change crisis’. As humanitarian actors, we are used to dealing with disasters, but the climate crisis is posing new challenges for everyone. The Dialogue Platform was the perfect place to learn together and identify how the anticipatory action community can deal with the multiple challenges ahead.

Click below to access the LIVE Blog. Registered participants can also re-watch the plenaries and sessions:

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Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform 2020

he 4th Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform was held virtually from the 17th to 19th of November 2020. A wide range of diverse and interactive events took place, around the topics of learnings from activations, implementation in the COVID19 context, collaboration & scaling up, and institutionalisation.

Click below to access the LIVE Blog. Registered participants can also re-watch the plenaries and sessions:

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November 19, 2021

The 5th Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform: Anticipatory Action, Climate Resilience and a Call for Action

The 5th Asia Pacific Dialogue Platform was held from October 19 to October 21, 2021. For the fifth time, experts, practitioners, stakeholders, and many more met to discuss the opportunities and …

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November 20, 2020

The Anticipation Hub went LIVE at the Asia Pacific Dialogue Platform

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Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Dialogue Platform

Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Dialogue Platform 2021

The 3rd Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean, virtual edition, was held from June 2 to 4 with the participation of more than 450 people, representing around 40 countries. The agenda of the event promoted the importance of disaster and crisis anticipation and the scaling-up of different anticipatory action initiatives in the region.

Click below to access the LIVE Blog. Registered participants can also re-watch the plenaries and sessions:

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This image shows the studio of the Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean, virtual edition.
June 11, 2021

Más de 370 personas participaron en la Plataforma de Diálogo en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

La tercera Plataforma de Diálogo Regional en Latinoamérica y el Caribe, edición virtual, se realizó del 2 al 4 de junio con la participación de más de 450 personas, representando alrededor de 40 …

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This image shows the studio of the Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean, virtual edition.
June 11, 2021

More than 370 people participated in the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Dialogue Platform

The third Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean, virtual edition, was held from June 2 to 4 with the participation of more than 450 people, representing around 40 countries. …

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Southern Africa Dialogue Platform

Southern Africa Dialogue Platform

The 1st ever Southern Africa Dialogue Platform  on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action took place from May 26 - 27, 2021. Over 300 participants registered for the event from 45 countries. The first day provided a space for organizations to showcase their anticipatory work and explore synergies and opportunities for joint action, while the second day focused on the development of a joint roadmap for anticipatory actions in southern Africa. 

The highlights included a high level panel with executive representatives from IFRC, GRC/Anticipation Hub, FAO, WFP, the Regional Specialized meteorological centers from both Southern Africa (SAWS) and the South-West Indian Ocean (Météo France) and PIROI. All these organisations were advocating for anticipation as the new normal in the humanitarian system and pledged  their dedication towards enhanced collaboration in order to scale up robust AA in Southern Africa. 

Click below to access the LIVE Blog. Registered participants can also re-watch the plenaries and sessions:

 

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June 15, 2021

Southern Africa Dialogue Platform: Live Blog & Recordings now available

The 1st ever Southern Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action took place from May 26 - 27, 2021. You can catch up on the highlights of each session through the ‘live blog’ on …

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If you would like to learn more about the specific outcomes of each Global and Regional Dialogue Platform, click the links below to access the reports. 

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