The next few months will be exciting for the anticipatory action community. Read more about it in this newsletter.
Updates from the Anticipation Hub #9
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The next few months will be exciting for the anticipatory action community. Together with our partners, the Anticipation Hub will host three dialogue platforms – in Latin America and the Caribbean (September), Asia-Pacific (November) and the Global Dialogue Platform (December). Further details about each event – and how you can take part – are in this newsletter.
Recent weeks have also seen a series of Early Action Protocols (EAPs) activated. The heavy rains in West and Central Africa have seen water levels rise, with Mali and Niger both activating their EAPs ahead of forecast floods; Nigeria has also implemented a cash distribution ahead of floods. Earlier in 2022, Kyrgyzstan activated its EAP for Heatwaves as high temperatures hit the country. Acting early in this way helps to reduce the impacts of hazards, saving people’s lives and livelihoods.
Encouragingly, anticipatory action continues to gather pace around the world. As the stories below report, the IFRC and World Food Programme are partnering in collaborating in the Middle East and North Africa to anticipate climate shocks; the 5th Africa Dialogue Platform delivered on its ambition to draft a roadmap for anticipatory action in the continent; and two new Early Actions Plans were approved in Central America, for tropical storms in Honduras and volcanic ashfall in Costa Rica.
There will also be a strong focus on anticipatory action at COP27 in Egypt, where the Anticipation Hub will be advocating for anticipatory action to be scaled up, while also sharing lessons from the community. The Anticipation Hub is also supporting the Understanding Risk Global Forum (UR22) in Brazil in November/December. These events will give us the opportunity to share ideas and experiences as a community – and identify how we can further scale up anticipatory action around the world.