Anticipatory Action Task Force

The mission of the Anticipatory Action Task Force (AATF) is to promote the use of anticipatory humanitarian action to risks.

To date, this approach is being implemented in 35 countries by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Start Network, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). These initiatives, supported by generous support from key donors, contribute to the broader efforts of the humanitarian, development and climate communities to scale-up and mainstream anticipatory approaches within national governmental disaster risk management frameworks and within humanitarian/development systems.

To foster an environment for more in-depth discussions around common challenges facing the mainstreaming and scale-up of anticipatory action, in September 2018, core AATF members came together (FAO, IFRC, OCHA, Start Network, WFP) and formed the informal Anticipatory Action Task Force (AATF). The role of the AATF is to provide technical expertise, knowledge and learning and to promote partnerships to ensure country-level needs and best practises are shaping the anticipatory-action agenda at the global level.

On this page you will find resources developed by the Anticipatory Action Task Force.

Anticipatory Action 5 Key Policy Asks

The key policy asks in this video are based on their extensive collective experience of what is needed to unleash the full potential of anticipatory action.

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Enabling Anticipatory Action at Scale to Address the Challenge of the Climate Crisis - Policy Brief for G7 Countries

A call for G7 countries to scale-up anticipatory action

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Policy Brief for Donor Governments

A Policy Brief for Donor Governments developed by the Anticipatory Action Task Force (AATF) May 2021

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Anticipatory Action Task Force: Terms of Reference

The Anticipatory Action Task Force (AATF) have published their Terms of Reference outlining their strategic vision, mission statement, priorities, activities and membership structure.

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