Experience

Anticipatory action projects and initiatives in more than sixty countries around the world garner new experiences every day. On the Anticipation Hub you find information on how different organisations implement the approach in the different countries. You can find out more about early actions and triggers that have been identified in the different countries for each hazard and what financial mechanisms exist to enable anticipatory action.

Anticipatory humanitarian action – an approach to reduce human suffering, losses and damages ahead of an impending crisis through combining risk analysis, forecast and pre-agreed financing – has gained significant momentum in recent years. Mechanisms such as the IFRC’s Forecast-based Action by the Disaster Response Emergency Fund (FbA by the DREF), START Network’s Anticipation Fund and – more recently – the UN Central Emergency Response Fund have been set up to enable fast and predictable financing to empower local actors and humanitarian organizations to act early. To date, the approach is being developed in over 60 countries by the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC and many National Societies), the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the START Network.

On the Anticipation Hub, we want to show you how different organizations apply the anticipatory action approach in projects and initiatives around the world, what early actions have been identified to protect lives and livelihoods, how triggers can be used to predict an impending crisis and funding released in time.


Please note that our website content is being continuously updated as we receive information from our partners.