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We are excited to share our 2nd Newsletter with you packed full of interesting publications, new evidence and guidance materials from across the anticipatory action community.
Before you dive into all this material, I would like to give you a brief update on the Anticipation Hub activities since launching in December. The Anticipation Hub is very proud to now have 73 partners representing organizations across science, policy and practice - and this number continues to grow! Have a look at the blog posts from scientists and practitioners including two interviews with our recent National and Regional partners – Argentina National Meteorological Service and the AHA Centre (ASEAN Coordination Centre on Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Management). We had our first successful Steering Committee in February and are starting the process of developing the Advisory Group with partner representatives. The Draft Anticipation Hub 3-year Strategy went out for partner consultation in March and we look forward to sharing the final version with you all in the next newsletter.
Knowledge exchange through the Anticipation Hub is continuing to flourish through established working groups and other activities. We are really excited to be co-chairing the Linking Risk Financing and Anticipatory Action sectoral community with the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership, hosted by InsuResilience Secretariat. The first meeting took place in March and we look forward to seeing the community progress. The Anticipatory Action in Conflict Group will meet on 26th of April (register here), while the Earth Observation for Anticipatory Action group recently hosted its 2nd meeting. You can always get in touch with the co-hosts and find more information about the WGs here. We hosted a networking mingle on Data and Technology for Anticipatory Action and continue to stimulate connections between partners through bilateral exchange. Watch out for the upcoming events in the community especially the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week. The Anticipation Hub is also recruiting a new Head of the Anticipation Hub and a Communications & Outreach Manager – see further details on these and other jobs on our new page here.
We warmly welcome your contributions to the knowledge resources, events and news on the Hub. Just get in touch with us!
Best regards Alexandra Rüth, The Head of the Anticipation Hub
Perspectives on flood forecast-based early action and opportunities for Earth observations
This paper seeks to identify opportunities to integrate Earth observations (EO) into flood forecast-based early action and propose future directions for research and collaboration between EO and humanitarian communities.
This article suggests a new way of defining El Nino that can provide a better indication of expected conditions for decision-makers that are trying to manage weather and climate risks in a changing climate.
Unveiling low-cost anticipatory actions for cities
The Urban Action Kit offers possible solutions to the humanitarian community wishing to start or strengthen their urban engagement. It includes a devoted section to early warning and early action in cities.