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.
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.
The Use of Geoinformation in (Anticipatory) Humanitarian Action – January 2022
Date & TimeMonday, 17th of January 2022 09:00 CET - Friday, 28th of January 2022 13:00 CET
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.
AGENDA AND REGISTRATION
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.
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.
Better anticipation allows us to stay ahead of the curve in an increasingly volatile climate, connecting scientific information to practical action on the ground.
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.
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.
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