Reflections on the 9th Global Dialogue Platform

Over three days in Dec. 2021, the anticipatory action community came together with those from other sectors for the 9th Global Dialogue Platform. Read more.


The Anticipation Hub celebrates its 1st birthday

The Anticipation Hub celebrated its 1st birthday party at the Global Dialogue Platform on 8 December, exactly one year after its official launch. Read more.


Impact-based forecasting informs anticipatory action

WMO launched the expanded Guidelines on Multi-hazard Impact-based Forecast and Warning Services. Read more.


Project launch

New project: "Application of disaster loss data in support of early warning and early action in African countries". Read more.


New comprehensive guidance for M&E and evaluating AA

A publication from WFPe, in collaboration with the RCCC, consolidates advice and tools for generating evidence on forecast-based action. Read more.

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      January 04, 2022

      The trigger database is live

      The trigger database presents information on the trigger systems of early action protocols. It adds to the information presented in the early action database and evidence database, in order to help …

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      December 17, 2021

      Tackling the humanitarian consequences of climate change: scaling up anticipatory action

      On 14 December 2021, the Anticipation Hub, together with DG ECHO, France and VOICE, co-organized a webinar on ‘Tackling the humanitarian consequences of climate change: scaling up anticipatory …

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      December 14, 2021

      How coordination between the Red Cross Red Crescent and the World Food Programme set the stage for scaling-up in Bangladesh

      A new case study explores how strong collaborations between the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the World Food Programme played a pivotal role in advancing anticipatory action at the national …

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      December 14, 2021

      New actors, new faces and renewed ambitions: highlights from the 9th Global Dialogue Platform

      The 9th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action was the largest to date, with 1,177 people logging in for this virtual event over three days. This growing interest in …

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      A man is carried on a stretcher by two volunteers.
      January 10, 2022

      How a simulation of early actions proved vital in the face of unseasonal floods in Nepal

      In September 2021, the Nepal Red Cross Society organized a simulation exercise to test early actions for floods. This blog explains how these early actions helped to save lives and minimize the …

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      December 17, 2021

      Reflections on the 9th Global Dialogue Platform

      Over three days in December 2021, the anticipatory action community came together with those from other sectors for the 9th Global Dialogue Platform. Here, some participants share their reflections …

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      December 06, 2021

      New comprehensive guidance for monitoring and evaluating anticipatory action

      A publication from the World Food Programme, in collaboration with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, consolidates advice and tools for generating evidence on forecast-based action. Read …

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      November 30, 2021

      Climate changing lives in Central America voices from the communities

      Anticipatory actions at local, regional, and global level are a key strategy for adapting to climate change and combating the effects of extreme events such as droughts and hurricanes, making …

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      November 29, 2021

      Better together Working across sectors to link anticipatory action and risk financing

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      The Use of Geoinformation in (Anticipatory) Humanitarian Action – January 2022

      Date & Time

      Monday, 17th of January 2022 09:00 CET - Friday, 28th of January 2022 13:00 CET




      Online Training


      The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) invites you to the free online seminar “The Use of Geoinformation in (Anticipatory) Humanitarian Action”. The training will take place from 17 to 28 January 2022 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm each day. The use of geodata in humanitarian action holds great potential, for example in the context of thorough risk analysis. Against this background, the analysis of geodata has also become a core component of anticipatory humanitarian approaches.

      In this course, participants will get an overview of existing data sources, including user-generated data such as OpenStreetMap. They will learn how to use this data systematically, with a particular focus on the use of geospatial data in the context of risk analysis in order to provide needs-based and anticipatory humanitarian assistance. Within this module, participants will also learn the basics of using the open-source software QGIS.

      The training is facilitated jointly by the German Red Cross, the Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre and the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology. Since 2017, both institutions have worked successfully together to further refine the methodology of anticipatory approaches like Forecast-based Financing and to develop GIS solutions for the implementation of (anticipatory) humanitarian action.

      The course is conducted under the umbrella of the academy for humanitarian action (aha). It can be credited for a Certificate of Advanced Studies in the field of “Anticipatory Humanitarian Action” and course is aimed at staff of humanitarian NGOs with experience on (anticipatory) humanitarian action as well as participants of the previous trainings on anticipatory action at the aha.


      You can find the agenda and register here from now. Thanks to the generous support of the German Federal Foreign Office, participation is free of charge. Given that the number of participants is limited, we kindly ask you to provide a short motivation statement upon registering and will inform you about final admission within two to three weeks after registration.

      Date and time

      17 to 28 January 2022 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm each day

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      Therefore, scaling up is not just “more”, it also means “better”.
      To respond collectively in a coordinated manner, we must work together.

      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

      The Anticipation Hub in numbers

      The Anticipation Hub aims to share knowledge and experiences to jointly enhance and scale up anticipatory action globally.

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