17 Apr 2023

Get ready for the 6th Africa Dialogue Platform

Africa continued to experience the impacts of extreme weather in 2022, from floods in Mali and Nigeria to the drought-induced famine in the Horn of Africa, as well as the cyclones that hit the Indian Ocean islands and Mozambique. These hazards – and the lessons learned from acting in anticipation of them – will be one of the many themes under the spotlight at the 6th Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action.  

The event, which takes place from 4 to 6 July 2023, will combine in-person meetings in Johannesburg, South Africa, with online talks and sessions that engage the wider community. This year’s theme is ‘Preparing for the (un)predictable: anticipatory action in the face of a changing climate and changing contexts’ and all stakeholders in the anticipatory action community – practitioners, communities, governments, donors, researchers, scientists and more – will discuss:

  • how to ensure that Africa’s various regional roadmaps for anticipatory action are put into operation

  • options for financing anticipatory action in Africa 

  • the major barriers to, and opportunities for, locally led anticipatory action across the continent.

Another focus area for this year’s discussions will be how anticipatory action in Africa supports global efforts to scale up this approach, notably the Early Warning For All (EW4ALL) initiative. During the three days, participants will jointly prepare an outcome statement to capture the key recommendations from the various sessions, which will be used to inform the EW4ALL regional work plan for Africa.

Register to join the 6th Africa Dialogue Platform here.