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May 07, 2021

Risk reconsidered – launch of the Recommendations and a Checklist on Scaling up DRR in Humanitarian Action

As part of the Anticipatory Action Priority Topic sessions at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week, UNDRR organised a session launching the Recommendations and Checklist on Scaling up DRR …

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April 23, 2021

Strengthening Synergy for a system-wide shift: Anticipatory Action in the nexus

On Wednesday April 21st, leading experts, governments and practitioners came together on a virtual stage at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week to discuss how they can work in …

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April 22, 2021

Anticipatory Action priority topic sessions kick-off at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships week

Anticipatory action is one of the 9 Priority Topics being discussed at the virtual Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week taking place between the 19th of May and the 7th of April. Find out …

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April 21, 2021

Boosting support for Anticipatory Action: Meeting between the Chairwoman of the Parlimentary Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian …

Read more about the high-level meeting between Gyde Jensen, Mr. Jagan Chapagain and Mr. Christian Reuter. Anticipatory action was one of the two key topics discussed during the meeting, the other …

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April 19, 2021

Anticipating the Bangladesh floods in 2020: FAO impact analysis

After the floods subsided, FAO conducted an impact analysis to understand the effectiveness of its interventions. This publication and video provide an insight into FAO’s role in this process, …

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April 14, 2021

Delivering Training on Impact-based Forecasting in Nepal

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC) and UK Met Office (UKMO) jointly delivered a training on “Impact-based Forecasting for Early Action'' from March 23-25, 2021 in Nepal. The training was …

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April 08, 2021

Unveiling low-cost anticipatory actions for cities

The recently launched Urban Action Kit offers possible solutions to the humanitarian community wishing to start or strengthen their urban engagement. The Kit contains a light introduction to urban …

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April 08, 2021

Climate Centre colleagues help renowned board game designers test their upcoming game on Climate Change

The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre is supporting game designers Matteo Menapace and Matt Leacock as they design an upcoming board game entitled Daybreak, about the climate crisis. The goal: …

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April 07, 2021

The FbF Manual is now available in Spanish and French

The FbF Practitioners Manual, a step-by-step guide for FbF implementation, which is now available not only in English but also in Spanish and French.

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March 31, 2021

Preparing for extreme weather in the Caribbean: what role for forecast-based early action?

This scoping study and its accompanying joint work plan are intended to help development partners to enhance disaster preparedness and reduce the humanitarian and economic impacts of extreme weather …

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Meeting of the Forecast Based Financing/Action (FbF/A) Taskforce Committee of the Standing Orders on Disaster
March 25, 2021

Government Forecast Based Financing/Action Taskforce will accelerate FbF/A in Bangladesh

The most awaited meeting of the Forecast Based Financing/Action (FbF/A) Taskforce Committee of the Standing Orders on Disaster was held on Tuesday, 15 March 2021 at the Conference Room of Department …

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International Red Cross Red Crescent workers respond to floods in Uganda, one of many countries that uses a 'forecast-based early action' program to respond to floods. Photo by International Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
March 23, 2021

New Journal Publication Shows Paths Forward for Flood Early Action

Disconnects between forecasters and decision-makers worldwide can often result in less efficient or effective flood response. In a new paper, experts from SERVIR’s Science Coordination Office, the …

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Innovative Approach to Insurance Enables Humanitarian Agencies To Proactively Manage Climate-Related Risks At Scale

A new report published demonstrates how insurance can help governments and organisations to predict and proactively manage climate-related humanitarian risks at scale. The report, published by …

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February 23, 2021

MoU between Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for …

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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Bangladesh Meteorological Department and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for increasing mutual …

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) under the Ministry of Defense of the Government of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Red Crescent …

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April 28, 2021

Ethiopian Flood Trigger Simulation: Optimizing Early Action Protocols

This blog shares insights from the simulation of the flood Early Action Protocol in Ethiopia that took place from March 8th until March 12th 2021.

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April 15, 2021

Anticipating rising food insecurity: Hunger Hotspots report

The March edition flags 20 countries and situations where there is a likelihood of further deterioration in acute food insecurity, due to multiple drivers of hunger that are interlinked or mutually …

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April 14, 2021

Linking early warning with early action: Closing the gaps for stronger resilience

This blog article looks at the different components of an early warning system to find links with early and anticipatory action approaches, and ways to build and develop holistic systems which leave …

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April 14, 2021

Leveraging Knowledge to Accelerate Anticipatory Action: An interview with the AHA Centre

This blog post shares the key highlights from the interview and clearly demonstrates the vital role regional voices play in stimulating knowledge exchange and advocating to anchor anticipatory …

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CVM conducts a large-scale EAP activation simulation exercise in the Province of Nampula
April 14, 2021

The aftermath of anticipatory humanitarian actions taken for severe tropical storm ‘Chalane’ in Mozambique – was it worth it?

This blog is a short narrative about what followed as the first EAP activation in the Africa region.

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April 09, 2021

Bridging the gap: establishing the basis of subseasonal flood forecasting in East Africa

In 2018 Kenya experienced one of its wettest seasons on record. Exceptionally high rainfall in distinct periods throughout the “long rains” season resulted in extensive flooding, loss of around 200 …

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April 09, 2021

Strengthening partnerships between National Meteorological Services and humanitarian actors to enable anticipatory action in Argentina

The Argentinian National Meteorological Service becomes a partner of the Anticipation Hub and signs an MoU with the Argentina Red Cross

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April 09, 2021

Capturing opportunities for OpenStreetMap data to better support Anticipatory Action

There are a vast array of opportunities for open geospatial data, like OpenStreetMap (OSM) to support anticipatory action. This blog captures key insights and examples of how the German Red Cross, …

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April 08, 2021

Collaboration in action! Formalizing cooperation between government agencies and humanitarian actors to accelerate anticipatory action in …

These agreements with government agencies will bring the policy makers as well as the scientists from hydro-met organizations in closer contact with practitioners in humanitarian sectors, so we can …

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Previous news and blogs

Reshaping and rethinking Anticipatory Action: learning from 2020

During the first months of 2020, all the attention was on – and rightly so – containing the spread and responding to the direct impacts of COVID19. Some of us working on designing new anticipatory …

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Publication of the Anticipatory Action Task Force Terms of Reference

The Anticipatory Action Task Force (AATF) have published their Terms of Reference outlining their strategic vision, mission statement, priorities, activities and membership structure.

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Anticipating the flood: Taking early actions at the Lower Limpopo in Mozambique

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Getting ahead of the climate curve: Investing in Early Warning and Early Action

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Dealing with a crisis within a crisis: Anticipatory Action in the age of Covid-19

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Enhancing anticipatory action through Earth Observations

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CAS 2021 anchor event on DRR co-hosted by REAP, CREWS, IFRC and WMO

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Mozambique Red Cross taking early action as Tropical Cyclone Eloise brings strong winds and rains

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Red Cross provides relief ahead of extreme winter season in Mongolia

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FbF and Disaster Displacement

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Launch of the Anticipation Hub

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The Anticipation Hub went online

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World Disasters Report 2020

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