Bangladesh acts ahead of a heat wave

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society activated its Early Action Protocol for Heatwave in Dhaka on 21 April 2024.

Webinar series on extreme heat in the Sahel region

The Anticipation Hub, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and ANACIM in Senegal are hosting a series of webinars on anticipating heat waves in the Sahel.

Linking Nepal’s social protection programmes with anticipatory action

Nepal has a diverse portfolio of social protection programmes and humanitarian organizations are finding creative ways to use these for anticipatory action and disaster-response activities.

Mapping for anticipatory action in Timor-Leste

Together with the Humanitarian OSM Team and OSM community, the Climate Centre and the Timor-Leste Red Cross Society have been mapping with local communities to provide insights into areas at risk from floods, landslides and other climate-related hazards.

New report on anticipatory action to be launched at HNPW

The Anticipation Hub will launch its new report, Anticipatory Action in 2023: A Global Overview, at Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Therefore, scaling up is not just “more”, it also means “better”.
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Jagan Chapagain Secretary General, IFRC

What is global is local somewhere and what is local is global somewhere else. For this reason, it is very important for us to actually come together and co-design, co-produce and co-implement, so we can learn from each other and also cross-fertilize ideas and solutions.

Dr. Halima Saado Abdillahi Head of Research and Learning, International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA) and Kenya Red Cross

Better anticipation allows us to stay ahead of the curve in an increasingly volatile climate, connecting scientific information to practical action on the ground.

Professor Maarten van Aalst Director of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Anticipatory action has tremendous potential to increase the efficiency of life-saving interventions and protect the most vulnerable. This is especially true for women and girls who often face some of the most severe risks. Through well-targeted anticipatory approaches, we can better empower women and girls to face crises on their own terms.

Lisa Carty Director, Humanitarian Financing & Resource Mobilization Division, OCHA

Anticipatory actions are the bright spots in a bleak humanitarian outlook. If we manage to move more in that direction, we will get a response that is faster, cheaper, and more dignified. One that protects hard-won development gains.

Mark Lowcock Emergency Relief Coordinator

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