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News January 24, 2024

Advocacy, Scaling up

A roadmap for anticipatory action in Asia-Pacific

In 2023, the Asia-Pacific Technical Working Group on Anticipatory Action developed a comprehensive roadmap for the Asia-Pacific region, covering 2023 to 2027. This presents the working group's …

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News December 07, 2023

Dialogue Platform, Networks & Conferences, Scaling up

Bangladesh holds its second National Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

Over 200 people joined Bangladesh’s 2nd National Dialogue Platform in September, which considered ways to scale up anticipatory action for sustainable development.

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News May 04, 2023

Early Action, Lessons Learnt, Science, Trigger Development, Urban

New briefings examine how anticipatory action works in practice

Six new briefings, published by the Anticipation Hub, explore different elements of how anticipatory action works in practice. Written by Yolanda Clatworthy, formerly of the Red Cross Red Crescent …

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News December 05, 2022

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society wins the 2022 Averted Disaster Award

At this year’s Understanding Risk forum, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society collected the Averted Disaster Award for its work to support vulnerable communities ahead of cyclones and floods in 2020.

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Blog October 18, 2022

Early Action

Flash floods in Bangladesh – and the way forward for the anticipatory action community

Bangladesh has extensive experience in acting ahead of hazards and extreme events. But when severe floods hit in June 2022, no anticipatory action protocols were implemented. This article explains …

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Blog September 13, 2022

Anticipatory action with refugees and other displaced people: what needs to be considered?

Global displacement is rising, but to date, very few anticipatory action initiatives directly focus on displaced populations. This is despite the potential – and need – for anticipatory action with …

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Blog August 01, 2022

Cash & Voucher, Early Action, Evidence, Lessons Learnt, M&E

How does anticipatory action contribute to building resilience?

The immediate aim of anticipatory action is to reduce the immediate impacts of disasters. But evidence from Bangladesh highlights different ways in which investments in this approach can also help …

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Blog May 27, 2022

Early Action, Forecast, Trigger Development

Considering socioeconomic parameters in triggers for anticipatory action

Triggers for anticipatory action are predominantly based on weather forecasts – but there are also socioeconomic parameters that influence early actions. How can we incorporate these when analysing, …

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News May 09, 2022

Advocacy, Evidence

A new policy brief from the Anticipation Hub explaining how anticipatory action makes a difference

This policy brief explains how anticipatory action works in practice and outlines some of its many benefits.

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Event, News March 10, 2022


OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data webinar on flood modelling for anticipatory action

A webinar hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Data brought together experts and practitioners from Google, the University of Reading and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre to shed light on …

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