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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 30, 2022

GIS & Mapping

Let’s get mappin’: building GIS capacities for anticipatory action

GIS can support many of the different phases of anticipatory action, but in many projects, staff are not familiar with the opportunities and limitations of this technology. Two training courses …

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Blog August 24, 2022

Advocacy , Networks & Conferences

Looking back at the GPDRR: building synergies between anticipatory action and DRR

The 7th GPDRR, held in May 2022, was an opportunity to build synergies between anticipatory action and disaster risk reduction. At the event, the Anticipation Hub team spoke to people from both …

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Blog August 18, 2022

Early Warning System , Forecast , Science

Fair winds for climate forecasts in Mozambique

A collaboration between WFP and the Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology is strengthening climate forecasts and seasonal monitoring, helping to build resilience in the country.

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Blog August 17, 2022

Early Action

A streamlined NGO approach to drought-induced food insecurity in Zimbabwe: voices from EAP custodians and stakeholders

In early 2020, Welthungerhilfe began to roll out its forecast-based action mechanism to tackle drought-induced food insecurity in Zimbabwe. This blog shares the views of some of the project’s …

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Blog August 03, 2022

Impact-based Forecasting

Impact-based forecasting: moving from what weather will be to what it will do for more effective disaster risk management

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Blog August 02, 2022

Lessons Learnt , M&E

Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience: key learning and resources

After six years the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience programme comes to an end, looking back on what was achieved and what challenges still lie ahead.

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Blog August 01, 2022

Early Action , Scaling up

First national dialogue on anticipatory action held in Nepal

Earlier this year, Nepal held its first national dialogue about anticipatory action. Delegates assessed the current status of this approach in the country – and also began to shape its future.

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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 July 07, 2022

Dialogue Platform , Networks & Conferences

Reflections on the 5th Africa Dialogue Platform

The 5th Africa Dialogue Platform was the largest to date, with more than 400 participants joining over the three days. Kiswendsida Guigma, forecast-based financing technical advisor at the Climate …

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News

Advocacy , Networks & Conferences

Twenty workshops in three days: a packed programme at the Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

More than 20 workshops will be held at the Disaster Risk Reduction Symposium, covering the whole spectrum of disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management. Registration for the event is open …

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News September 28, 2022

Early Action , Scaling up

A commitment to expand early warning systems in southern Africa

Earlier this month, ministers from across southern Africa committed to expanding early warning systems in the region. This will be fundamental to scaling up anticipatory action to protect lives and …

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News September 26, 2022

Cash & Voucher , Early Action , Food Insecurity , Livelihoods

FAO activates its anticipatory action protocol for typhoons in Viet Nam

As Typhoon Noru heads towards Viet Nam, FAO has activated its anticipatory action protocol to help communities protect their livelihoods and food security.

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News

Disaster Risk Financing , Food Insecurity , Livelihoods

UN activates its anticipatory action framework in Niger

The UN and its partners in Niger will implement a series of anticipatory actions to support some of the communities most vulnerable to the impacts of an ongoing period of low rainfall in the …

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News September 14, 2022

Compound risk

A focus on complex crises at the German Disaster Risk Reduction conference

This year’s German Disaster Risk Reduction conference will focus on complex crises, a theme that is highly relevant to the field of anticipatory action. The conference, which takes place from 25-27 …

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News September 08, 2022

Dialogue Platform

Save the date: 10th Global Dialogue Platform

Save the date for the 10th Global Dialogue Platform! This year’s event will take place from 6-8 December, in Berlin and online, under the theme ‘Lessons from anticipatory action: are we getting it …

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News September 07, 2022

Early Action

Acting in anticipation of severe floods in Mali

After weeks of heavy rain across West and Central Africa, the Mali Red Cross has activated its EAP for Floods. Using funds from the IFRC, it will now lead a series of early actions to reduce the …

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News September 06, 2022

Scaling up

Red Cross representatives from eight countries in the Americas participate in a ‘Training of trainers’ workshop for the forecast-based …

The first ‘Training of trainers’ workshop, part of the advanced forecast-based financing course, was successfully held in Quito, Ecuador in September. The 17 participants are now able to develop …

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News September 06, 2022

Scaling up

Representantes de la Cruz Roja en 8 países de las Américas participaron en la Formación de Formadores (ToT) para el curso FbF

El primer taller de "Formación de formadores", que forma parte del curso avanzado de financiación basada en previsiones, se celebró con éxito en Quito (Ecuador) en septiembre. Los 17 participantes …

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News September 06, 2022

Early Action , Scaling up

A new EAP for Floods associated with Tropical Cyclones will benefit up to 15,000 people in Guatemala

The IFRC has approved a new EAP for Floods associated with Tropical Cyclones in Guatemala, which will help the country to act ahead of this oft-occurring hazard.

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