Dialogue Platforms

Global and Regional Dialogue Platforms provide an interactive and engaging space for our community on anticipatory action to thrive. We share knowledge, exchange best practice and lessons learned, to collaboratively ensure a fundamental change within the humanitarian system: from reaction to anticipation.

The International Dialogue Platform takes place in Berlin once a year. Additionally, three regional Dialogue Platforms are held in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The events gather humanitarian actors, meteorologists, climate scientists, national governments and decision-makers. We discuss how to improve Forecast-based Financing and Anticipatory Humanitarian Action in general, how to implement the concept into existing projects and how to advance the use of weather and climate data.

New challenges in 2020 have transitioned our Global and Regional Dialogue platforms to the virtual space, yet remained interactive, fun and engaging. We designed a unique LIVE Blog which captures the key insights from speakers and their presentations or talks, as well as enabling full access to recordings of all plenaries and sessions. Click the links below to get full access to the LIVE Blog.

Global Dialogue Platform 2020 LIVE Blog

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'.

Click below to access the LIVE Blog:

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Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform 2020 LIVE Blog

The 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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Africa Dialogue Platform 2020 LIVE Blog

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:

Visit the event platform

The Dialogue Platforms’ overall goal is to develop a methodology for Forecast-based Financing, together with partners and pilot countries, and to facilitate exchange between participants to help and enable the implementation of Anticipatory Humanitarian Actions. Experience from current pilot projects is evaluated at the Dialogue Platforms and additional scientific expertise helps to fine-tune the work.

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. 

Reports