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Blog January 16, 2023

Advocacy, M&E, Other, Scaling up

A new year – and a new phase for the Anticipation Hub

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Blog November 28, 2022

Early Action, Early Warning System, Networks & Conferences

Two become one: integrating networks for young professionals to strengthen the bridge between early warning and early action

The EWEA Future Leaders Network combines the strengths of two previous networks for young professionals. This is the start of an exciting relationship that will build the capacity of current and …

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Blog November 30, 2022

Advocacy, Early Action, Networks & Conferences

COP27 and anticipatory action: encouraging progress but much work ahead

There was plenty of encouraging developments for the anticipatory action community at COP27 – but the hard work starts now to turn words into the actions that will scale up this approach.

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Blog November 29, 2022

Early Action

Exploring the potential for anticipatory action ahead of drought: farmers in Lao PDR have their say

In Lao PDR, FAO and its partners are using community consultations to ensure that planned anticipatory actions ahead of drought really meet people’s needs – and address the challenges they are …

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Blog November 16, 2022

Dialogue Platform, Networks & Conferences, Scaling up

Reflections on the 6th Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform

This year’s Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform saw over 180 people gather in Bangkok, along with more than 180 participating online. In this blog, Phetvilay Panyada and Wannobon Khuan-arch share their …

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Advocacy, Disaster Risk Financing, Early Action, Evidence, Scaling up

What does success look like? Understanding the potential for proactive humanitarian action in a climate-uncertain world

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Blog October 24, 2022

Early Action, Scaling up

A new framework to improve collaboration on anticipatory action in South-East Asia

ASEAN’s Framework on Anticipatory Action in Disaster Management marks a core commitment to advancing the coherency and coordination of anticipatory action in the region.

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Blog October 21, 2022


Anticipatory action: what is the state of play for health-related applications in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement?

Most anticipatory action initiatives focus on extreme climate and weather events. There is, though, the potential to apply this approach for other types of hazard – and a recent mapping exercise …

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Blog October 18, 2022

Early Action

Flash floods in Bangladesh – and the way forward for the anticipatory action community

Bangladesh has extensive experience in acting ahead of hazards and extreme events. But when severe floods hit in June 2022, no anticipatory action protocols were implemented. This article explains …

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Advocacy, Early Action

Acting early before disasters hit: how business help scale up anticipatory action

In light of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, and its focus this year on early action, we are showcasing the importance of anticipatory action, a framework that builds on early …

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Early Action, Health, Impact-based Forecasting, Shelter, WASH

Zambia activates its Early Action Protocol for Floods

The Zambia Red Cross Society has activated its Early Action Protocol (EAP) for Floods after receiving a forecast that floods were likely to hit 10 districts across the country. Through this …

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Dialogue Platform

More people, more sessions and more progress at the 10th Global Dialogue Platform

The 10th edition of the Global Dialogue Platform was the biggest to date, mirroring how anticipatory action has grown since the first event was held back in 2015.

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News January 17, 2023

Dialogue Platform

Looking back at the 10th Global Dialogue Platform

The 10th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action was the largest to date, with 40 parallel sessions, keynote addresses and plenaries. Many of these sessions are now available to …

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News January 12, 2023

Early Action

CERF funding supports anticipatory action for cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

CERF has released 750,000 US dollars for anticipatory action for cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The funding will support UNICEF, WHO and partners to provide life-saving assistance …

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Applications open for the GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action supports the development of mobile digital technologies that help to anticipate potential humanitarian impacts and enable effective …

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News December 12, 2022

Early Action

Want to talk about drought?

A new eight-part webinar series will explore anticipatory action ahead of drought: what is being done and how others can learn from these experiences to apply this approach themselves.

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News December 05, 2022

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society wins the 2022 Averted Disaster Award

At this year’s Understanding Risk forum, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society collected the Averted Disaster Award for its work to support vulnerable communities ahead of cyclones and floods in 2020.

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News November 22, 2022

Networks & Conferences, Scaling up

A major step forward for anticipatory action in Uganda

In November 2022, Uganda held its first National Dialogue on Anticipatory Action - a major milestone in efforts to scale up this approach across the country.

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News November 17, 2022

Early Action, Emerging Topics

Simplified Early Action Protocols: a lighter approach to anticipatory action

Nigeria recently became the first country to have its Simplified Early Action Protocol approved. This new modality is a simpler, lighter approach to anticipatory action, which aims to encourage more …

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News November 07, 2022

Advocacy, Early Action, Scaling up

A new brief examines how anticipatory action can help to minimize loss and damage

Loss and damage is expected to be a major theme at COP27. A new briefing from the Anticipation Hub explains how anticipatory action can help to reduce loss and damage, by enabling people to act …

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