1 Jul 2021

Launch of the Anticipation Hub Strategy

The Anticipation Hub coordination team is proud to announce the launch of the 3-year Anticipation Hub Strategy. This document outlines our vision, mission, aims, values and strategic priorities that will guide the implementation of the Anticipation Hub between June 2021 and June 2024 in close collaboration with our partners. 

I am very excited to launch Anticipation Hub’s Strategy and want to thank our Steering Committee and partners for being part of this important process. Our Strategy is a crucial document to guide our journey in the coming years and we look forward to doing this alongside the growing anticipatory action community.

Alexandra Ruth Head of the Anticipation Hub

The Strategy is now available!

You can access the web version of our Strategy below. Please note it will be accessible in a downloadable PDF document shortly. 

Read the strategy here.

What was the process?

The Anticipation Hub engaged with its Steering Committee and consulted with its partners during the development of this Strategy. Here is an overview of the process: 

  • APRIL - JUNE 2020: Scoping study conducted for the Anticipation Hub which consulted 99 stakeholders to define the strategic priorities. 

  • DECEMBER 2020:

     A consultation session took place at the Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action entitled “Get Stuck in! Let’s develop the Anticipation Hub Strategy” where we shared initial ideas for the Strategy with over 30 participants and received their feedback.  

  • FEBRUARY 2021:

     A draft Strategy was prepared by the Anticipation Hub coordination team and approved by the Steering Committee to be sent for consultation with partners. 

  • MARCH 2021:

     The draft Strategy was shared with all partners for consultation and asked to provide written feedback and/or join our consultation meetings on the 31st of March. Overall 17 responses were received from our partners via our feedback form and 40+ participants joined our two consultation online meetings. 

  • MAY 2021:

     The feedback and suggestions from the partner consultation meeting were integrated into the Strategy and it was sent for approval by the Anticipation Hub Steering Committee. 

  • JUNE 2021:

     Strategy was approved by the Steering Committee, uploaded and formally launched. 

The feedback from partners was extremely useful in refining the Strategy, in particular the vision, mission, aims and values. For example, partners provided insights on the importance of building a culture of anticipatory action, actively engaging with communities at-risk to implement anticipatory action and recognising the need to capture synergies with actors beyond the humanitarian sector. These elements are now more strongly embedded in the Strategy. We would like to thank everyone that shared their feedback and contributed to the development of the Strategy. 

 

What are the next steps?

The Anticipation Hub Advisory Group has been formed and are planning their first meeting in August. The Advisory Group is partner-led and will help guide the Anticipation Hub coordination team on the implementation of the Strategy and on partner engagement.  

The Anticipation Hub coordination team is developing their workplan up to the end of 2022 and will engage with its partners in a consultation meeting in the coming months to integrate their ideas and contributions. 

How can you get involved in the Anticipation Hub?

Practitioners, scientists and policymakers within the anticipatory action community can get involved in the Anticipation Hub by:

  • Signing up to our newsletter to receive all the latest news and updates (see here)
  • Join our working groups (see here)
  • Sharing content e.g. news, events, latest publications (see here)
  • Joining our events and activities (see here)
  • Collating knowledge resources in our library (see here

Do you have a question?

Please get in touch with us for more details. 

Lydia Cumiskey

Partnerships and Strategic Hub Development

Anticipation Hub

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