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Blog May 16, 2024

Early Action, Lessons Learnt

The first official anticipatory action activation in Burundi

Extreme rainfall events and flooding are devastating hazards in Burundi. In October 2023, extreme rainfall was forecast for the country, leading to the the first anticipatory action activation. This …

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Blog April 18, 2024

Early Action, Early Warning System, Impact-based Forecasting

AWARE: a digitally enabled governance platform for effective anticipatory action ahead of climate shocks

As the climate crisis worsens, at-risk countries need anticipatory action to cope with the devastating impacts. ClimBeR’s AWARE platform is helping countries including Senegal and Zambia to protect …

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Blog April 15, 2024

Early Warning System, Emerging Topics, Trigger Development

Citizens as hazard forecasters: how citizen science can strengthen anticipatory action

There is a small but growing number of examples of citizen science playing an active role in anticipatory action and early warnings. Can - and should - it play a greater role in the data used for …

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Blog April 08, 2024

Cash & Voucher, Social Protection

Linking Nepal’s social protection programmes with anticipatory action

Nepal has a diverse portfolio of social protection programmes and humanitarian organizations are finding creative ways to use these for anticipatory action and disaster-response activities.

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Blog March 28, 2024

Lessons Learnt, Locally led, Trigger Development

How P-FIM adds value to developing protocols for anticipatory action

In the second of a two-part blog, Welthungerhilfe explains how the People First Impact Method, known as P-FIM, contributes to ensuring that protocols for anticipatory action are developed through a …

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Blog March 23, 2024

Other

A new head for the Anticipation Hub

Alessandra Gilotta recently assumed the role of head of the Anticipation Hub. In this interview, she tells us a little about her experience in the humanitarian sector and her ambitions for this new …

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Blog March 19, 2024

Early Action, Lessons Learnt, Trigger Development

Integrating anticipatory action into contingency plans: lessons from Somaliland

The Somali Red Crescent Society recently developed a contingency plan that integrated anticipatory action. This blog shares some of the lessons and challenges from this process.

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Blog March 07, 2024

Reflecting on the journey: a farewell message from the Head of the Anticipation Hub

A farewell message from Kara Siahaan, Head of the Anticipation Hub, who is leaving the Anticipation Hub after building and shaping the initiative for the last three years.

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Blog March 06, 2024

Locally led

Community-driven early action protocols: how P-FIM is unlocking locally led anticipatory action in Zimbabwe

Placing local people’s perspectives and ideas at the centre of anticipatory action ensures they have ownership of this approach, and that the systems built are effective and relevant to local …

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Blog February 27, 2024

Dialogue Platform, Future leaders, Networks & Conferences

Perspectivas de la Red de Futuros Líderes: la Plataforma de Diálogo Regional en Centroamérica sobre Acción Humanitaria Anticipatoria y el Foro …

Kristinia Doughorty y Julian Goñi, de la Red de Futuros Líderes, comparten algunos aspectos destacados de la reciente Plataforma de Diálogo Regional en América Central.

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News May 13, 2024

Health

Building resilience against disasters: integrating care for non-communicable diseases into anticipatory action frameworks for Nepal's …

A new project in Nepal aims to develop innovative ways of incorporating care for non-communicable diseases within anticipatory action systems, enhancing the resilience of people living with these …

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News May 13, 2024

Dialogue Platform

Ecuador avanza en su hoja de ruta para la integración de la Acción Anticipatoria

Más de 130 personas se reunieron en la primera Plataforma Nacional de Diálogo de Ecuador, con el objetivo de avanzar en una hoja de ruta para la acción anticipatoria en el país.

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News May 13, 2024

Dialogue Platform

Ecuador advances with its roadmap for the integration of anticipatory action

More than 130 people gathered for Ecuador's first National Dialogue Platform, with the aim of advancing a roadmap for anticipatory action in the country.

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News May 07, 2024

Advocacy, Evidence, Lessons Learnt

The Anticipation Hub publishes its second overview of anticipatory action worldwide

The Anticipation Hub has published its second overview of anticipatory action worldwide. The report, ‘Anticipatory Action in 2023: A Global Overview’, captures the global scale of anticipatory …

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Event, News April 29, 2024

Scaling up

Training the trainers in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific Technical Working Group on Anticipatory Action recently led a three-day course on 'Anticipatory Action: Training of Trainers' in Bangkok, Thailand. During the training, the …

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News April 25, 2024

Early Action

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society activates its Early Action Protocol for Heatwaves in Dhaka

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society activated its Early Action Protocol (EAP) for Heatwave in Dhaka on 21 April 2024.

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News April 24, 2024

Early Action

Community cooling centres: an anticipatory approach to mitigate the effects of heat waves

Community cooling centres are an effective way to prevent or reduce the negative health impacts of severe heat, and can be set up in anticipation of extreme heat events. A new manual, developed by …

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News March 25, 2024

Other, Scaling up

The Philippines files its Declaration of a State of Imminent Disaster

The Philippines recently filed its bill for the Declaration of a State of Imminent Disaster, which will institutionalize and operationalize anticipatory action within the government sector. Set to …

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News March 15, 2024

Advocacy, Evidence, Networks & Conferences

New report on anticipatory action in 2023 to be launched at Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week

The Anticipation Hub will launch its new report, Anticipatory Action in 2023: A Global Overview, at Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, Switzerland. This will present information …

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News February 27, 2024

Cash & Voucher, Emerging Topics, Trigger Development

Using blockchain technology to streamline anticipatory action in Nepal

A new initiative in Nepal is exploring how blockchain technology can make cash transfers more efficient and transparent.

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