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. This informal task force was established in September 2018, originally under the name Early Action Focus Task Force and currently includes representation from FAO, IFRC, OCHA, START Network and WFP. The AATF fosters an environment for in-depth discussion and provides a space for improving information sharing, learning, coherence, and collaboration across anticipatory action initiatives from different organizations. The task force helps to ensure country-level needs and best practices are shaping the anticipatory agenda at the global-level.
As described in the TOR (linked below), the AATF will:
- Promote the scale-up of collective anticipatory action efforts;
- Provide technical support to collective pilots/inter-agency efforts;
- Generate evidence on anticipatory action and disseminate lessons learned;
- Coordinate and engage in joint advocacy and resource mobilization for anticipatory action;
- Further the intellectual underpinning of anticipatory action, including guidance on definitions and standards;
- Promote synergies with global initiatives to support country needs.
The Anticipation Hub is looking forward to supporting the work of the Anticipatory Action Task Force in 2021 and beyond to jointly work towards scaling up anticipatory humanitarian action.