Learning resources

Here you will have access to all learning resources about anticipatory action.

A wealth of resources are available on anticipatory action for a range of stakeholders, from communities, to practitioners and policy makers. Find here training resources, including training of trainers’ tools kits, learning materials, presentations, podcast, webinars, etc. These resources could be used to facilitate anticipatory action awareness sessions, trainings, events etc. 

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Training resources

Climate training kit

Available are training resources about Early Warning and Early Action that can be used to support your learning journey or to train others.

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FbF and early action for drought

This guidance contains recommendations and ideas related to Anticipatory Action programmes linked to droughts.

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A practical guide to seasonal forecasts

This is a series of short, practical guidance documents with advice on how to interpret and use seasonal forecasts.

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Find a variety of fun games and interactive activities that will help to explain and enrich your Anticipatory Action trainings.

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Introduction to disaster risk financing course

Start Network has launched 'Intro to Disaster Risk Financing', a new online course for our members and their local partners. This course will build your understanding of Start Ready's proactive …

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Contingency Plan in Start Ready Disaster Risk Financing Course

Start Network has launched a new online course about the first pillar of the Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) approach.

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The Tumerington case - A role play exercise for Anticipatory Action in a conflict-affected context

The Case of Eucerus in Tumerington - A role play designed to foster creative thinking around the opportunities and challenges for designing an Anticipatory Action plan in a conflict-affected …

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FbF Practioners Manual

The Forecast-based Financing Practitioners Manual has been developed based on the lessons and experiences of FbF projects, making this manual a living document. As FbF grows, so too will the good …

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Heatwave guide for cities

This practical guide is designed with, and for, people working in city government to understand, reduce the risk of, and respond to, heatwaves in their cities. The guide provides information and …

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Research Query: GBV and Anticipatory Action Approaches

This report is a primer for GBV actors on anticipatory action. It aims to provide a brief overview of what an anticipatory action approach is, including how this approach differs from disaster …

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Forecast-based Financing and Early Action for Drought - Guidance notes

This guidance contains recommendations and ideas related to Anticipatory Action programmes linked to droughts.

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Forecast-based Financing (FbF) Anticipatory actions for food security

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Collaborating with national climate and weather agencies: A guide to getting started

Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies can benefit from establishing direct collaboration with the national agencies responsible for providing meteorological and hydrological services – here …

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Thinking impact before instruments in humanitarian disaster risk financing

A discussion and opinion piece

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Disaster Risk & Forecast-based Financing Design: A guide to using Household Economy Analysis

The document aims to support those working in Disaster Risk and Forecast-based Financing to utilise HEA in a way that can be beneficial to the development of DRF and FBF systems.

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Anticipatory Action toolkit (by OCHA)

This toolkit offers practical guidance to OCHA staff in the field on how to build an anticipatory action framework.

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Urban Forecast-based Financing guidance note

The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented rate. Today already more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Natural hazards such as droughts, floods and heatwaves, coupled with poor …

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Using Seasonal Forecasts for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

Webinar on Accessing and Interpreting Weather and Climate Forecasts for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action - Training (by Start Network & Hannah Nissan)

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Using Seasonal Forecasts for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

Webinar on Using Seasonal Forecasts for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action - Training Module (by Start Network & Hannah Nissan)

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Crisis Anticipation and Action online training

(for Start Network members)

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What is Anticipatory Humanitarian Action?

Anticipatory Action is an innovative approach which systematically links early warnings to actions designed to protect families and their assets ahead of a hazard. Acting before a disaster is crucial – it can safeguard lives and livelihoods, build resilience to future shocks, and ease pressure on strained humanitarian resources.

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Can’t Take the Heat Podcast

The 'Can't Take the Heat' podcast explores how people will adapt to a warming world. Find a variety of Anticipatory Action episodes. Host Roop Singh tackles the biggest challenges posed by climate change, like more intense and frequent heatwaves, from a humanitarian perspective. How will the impacts of climate change affect people around the world? What are the big solutions that are in the works? How do we make them happen? The podcast features experts from around the world including leading scientists developing climate solutions, and humanitarian volunteers telling stories of climate change from the frontlines of disasters. Contact us at podcast@climatecentre.org

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Technical Advisor, Forecast-based Financing (Science and Anticipatory Action Team)

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

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