New methodologies and ways of working are developed to provide guidance and resources by a variety of organizations and institutions globally. These tools enable practitioners to design, set up and implement anticipatory action strategies and practices. In this section you will find existing manuals, guidance, guides across a variety of topics related to FbF. 

In this section you will be able to find resources and tools to learn and apply Anticipatory Action.


The FbF Practitioners Manual has been developed based on the lessons and experiences of FbF projects globally, making this manual a living document. As FbF grows, so too will the range of good practices and sub-chapters of guidance on offer. Learn more about the FbF Practitioners Manual

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 air quality, are occurring more frequently and at a greater magnitude in urban settings.
The level of need following urban disasters can overwhelm humanitarian systems, requiring new approaches. Anticipatory actions present a unique opportunity to reduce the impact of urban disasters, saving lives and protecting development gains.

Learn more about Urban Forecast-based Financing in this guidance note.

Start Network has developed a series of guidelines on anticipatory action and disaster risk financing guidelines to support their NGO members.

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Welthungerhilfe has developed step-by-step guidance to developing localized early action protocols.

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United Nations agencies including WFP, FAO, OCHA (Centre for Humanitarian Data) have developed a series of guidelines for the set up and implementation of Anticipatory Action systems.

Other guidelines are coming soon.

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Catalina Jaime

Manager Climate and Conflict and Lead of Anticipatory Action in Conflict

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

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