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.


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Upcoming Dialogue Platforms

5th Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action 2021: 19th - 21st October 2021

Join us virtually from 19th to 21st October 2021

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9th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action: 7th – 9th December 2021

Join us virtually from 7th to 9th December 2021

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Global Dialogue Platform

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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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.

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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.. 

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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 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.

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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.

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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 450 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 450 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. 

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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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