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 developed in over 60 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. 


Policy Brief for Donor Governments

Enabling Anticipatory Action at Scale

Policy Brief for Donor Governments (By the Anticipatory Action Task Force (AATF) April 2021)

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Terms of Reference

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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