Forecast-based Financing in Sudan - Anticipation instead of reaction

In Sudan, climate risks, recurrent extreme weather events such as floods and droughts, and high levels of poverty and vulnerability among the population provide conditions in which the introduction of Forecast-based Financing (FbF) has great potential to alleviate suffering. The three-year project aims to strengthen the disaster preparedness and capacities of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society through implementing FbF and ultimately to minimize the humanitarian impact of natural hazards. The project aims to expand humanitarian aid in Sudan to include anticipatory action and thus achieve a shift from mainly reactive ad-hoc measures after the occurrence of a disaster to comprehensive and tested anticipatory actions.

Key facts

Start/end date     

November 2021 -  December 2024

Hazards covered    

Floods (riverine)

Regions covered    

Nile River Basin

Early action sectors     

To be confirmed

Anticipatory Action Protocols/Plans in place    

Flood Early Action Protocol (under development)


None to date

Population reached during activations

To be confirmed

Key actors/implementing partners   

Sudanese Red Crescent Society | German Red Cross | Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre | IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Centre | Sudan Meteorological Authority | Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources | National Council for Civil Defense | Humanitarian Aid Commission | Remote Sensing Authority | World Food Programme | Save the Children

Project description

The project aims to expand humanitarian aid in Sudan to include anticipatory action and enable the Sudanese Red Crescent Society to improve their capacity to implement early (anticipatory) actions in high-risk areas. Enhancing SRCS capacities is intended to effectively help communities prepare and protect themselves and their livelihoods before an extreme event or another type of crisis situation. The project has four key result areas:

  1. development of an Early Action Protocol (EAP);
  2. testing, activation and evaluation of the EAP;
  3. strengthening of the capacities of SRCS and national/local actors on the FbF methodology;
  4. establishment of the FbF concept among national authorities and partners through integration in their disaster risk management and contingency plans.

Outcomes and lessons learned

Key findings from the project will be shared here.


Ms. Howayda Osman

SRCS FbF National Project Coordinator

Dr. David MacLeod

RCCC Climate Scientist