Updates from the Anticipation Hub #9

September 2022

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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.

Photo: The 5th Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action, held in Nairobi, Kenya, 28-30 June 2022. © Switch Media

Dialogue Platforms

EVENT

4th Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean on Anticipatory Action

Anticipation Hub
EVENT

6th Asia-Pacific Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

Anticipation Hub
EVENT
10th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action
Anticipation Hub

Activations

NEWS

Acting in anticipation of severe floods in Mali

IFRC
NEWS

Niger activates its Early Action Protocol for Floods

IFRC
NEWS

Anticipatory shock-responsive social protection trialed as part of Nigeria flood response

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
NEWS

Activation of EAP for Heatwaves in southern Kyrgyzstan

IFRC

Climate forecasts and community engagement

BLOG

First national dialogue on anticipatory action held in Nepal

Danish Red Cross
BLOG

A streamlined NGO approach to drought-induced food insecurity in Zimbabwe

Welthungerhilfe
BLOG
Fair winds for climate forecasts in Mozambique
WFP

Monitoring, evaluation and accountability

BLOG

Let’s get mappin’: building GIS capacities for anticipatory action

German Red Cross / HeiGIT
NEWS

Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in anticipatory action: Earth observation as a game changer

Earth Observation for Anticipatory Action working group

Research and evidence

BLOG

How does anticipatory action contribute to building resilience?

German Red Cross
BLOG

Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience: key learning and resources

SHEAR
BLOG
Impact-based forecasting: moving from what weather will be to what it will do for more effective disaster risk management
SHEAR
BLOG

WFP and IFRC join forces to strengthen the response to anticipated climate shocks in MENA

WFP / IFRC
BLOG

Integrating community voices in anticipatory action: a synthesis of complex qualitative data

Start Network
BLOG
Information and evidence in Yemen: a case for using predictive analytics and cross-sector collaboration for anticipatory action
Tufts University

EAP development

NEWS

Simplified Early Action Protocols: making funding for anticipatory action more accessible

IFRC
NEWS

Early Action Plans in Central America help to anticipate the impacts of tropical storms in Honduras and volcanic ashfall in Costa Rica

IFRC

Resources and updates

NEWS

Red Cross representatives in the Americas participate in a ‘Training of trainers’ workshop

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre / German Red Cross
TRAINING

New course on the contingency plan in Start Ready Disaster Risk Financing course

Start Network
BLOG
Reflections on the 5th Africa Dialogue Platform
Anticipation Hub
BLOG

Ready, steady, go: forecast-based financing in Sudan

German Red Cross
NEWS

Forecast-based Financing (FbF) in Lebanon: kicking off a new project to anticipate winter storms

Anticipation Hub

New partners

Events

WORKSHOP

Common Alerting Protocol workshop
19-20 September 2022

EVENT

COP27
5-18 November 2022

EVENT

Understanding Risk Global Forum (UR22)
28 November-2 December 2022

EVENT

German Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022
25-27 October 2022

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