Updates from the Anticipation Hub no. 1, 11.02.2021

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Welcome to the Anticipation Hub

The Anticipation Hub, your one-stop-shop for knowledge, learning and exchange on anticipatory humanitarian action, was officially launched in December 2020. Thank you for being part of our journey so far, especially those who supported our virtual regional and global Dialogue Platforms in 2020. We will be using this bimonthly newsletter to keep you updated and informed on the latest news, events, publications, learning resources and exchange opportunities from the Anticipation Hub.

The Anticipation Hub is shared space for all actors working on anticipatory action and is continuously growing. Together with our 65+ partners, we are excited to nurture this community of practitioners, scientists and policymakers, to stimulate further knowledge exchange, innovation and advocacy on anticipatory action. We hope you will join us!

Explore the links below to find out more about what we have been up to in 2020 and upcoming activities in 2021. Please get in touch if you have any questions, ideas to share or knowledge resources to contribute. We are always happy to hear from you and look forward to your active engagement in 2021.

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Your Anticipation Hub Team

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Reshaping and Rethinking Anticipatory Action: Learning from 2020?

During the first months of the 2020, all attention were on – rightly so – containing the spread and responding to the direct impacts of COVID19. Some of us working on designing new anticipatory action plans and activities were told to put things on hold. Disasters, unfortunately, do not stop for any major events. Not even for a global pandemic. While battling coronavirus, 54 million people worldwide faced weather-related disasters last year. So, we kept ourselves busy. Here is what we learned:
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Blog updates from our partners

Dealing with a crisis within a crisis: Anticipatory Action in the age of Covid-19

Getting ahead of the climate curve: Investing in Early Warning and Early Action
By Elina Väänänen (REAP)

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Financing the Forecast-based Early Action Protocols

This report examines the alternative options that may be available to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) when funding its Early Action Protocols (EAPs) through the Forecast-based Action by the DREF (FbA by the DREF)
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2020 Hindsight? The Ecosystem of Humanitarian Diagnostics and Its Application to Anticipatory Action

This discussion paper aims to make sense of the eco-system of humanitarian diagnostics and the extent to which it informs anticipatory, early or rapid humanitarian action.
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Publication of the Terms of Reference for the Anticipatory Action Task Force

The Anticipatory Action Task Force is an informal group including FAO, IFRC, OCHA, START Network, and WFP formed in 2018. Read their Terms of Reference to find out more about what they do. 
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Anticipatory Action for Monsoon Flooding in Bangladesh

This blog summarises the results, success factors and key lessons from the OCHA pilot project in Bangladesh in 2020, written by the Centre for Disaster Protection.

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Information is Power: Connecting local responders to the risk information that they need

Start Network has launched this paper which calls for organisations to connect people at risk of crises with forecast information, which can help to save lives, cut the costs of emergency response, and build more resilient communities.
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Early action database

This database allows practitioners to see what anticipatory actions are being implemented or considered around the world for different hazards and sectors.
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Dialogue Platform: Live blog and recordings

It was a busy year with our Dialogue Platforms going virtual. In case you missed out or want to recap, you can view live blog and re-watch the sessions here.

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Recent news & events

CAS 2021 anchor event on DRR co-hosted by REAP, CREWS, IFRC and WMO

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Mozambique Red Cross taking early action ahead of Tropical Cyclone Eloise

Red Cross provides relief ahead of extreme winter season in Mongolia
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