Official Launch of the Anticipation Hub: Your one-stop-shop for knowledge exchange on anticipatory action

Organizer(s) International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) German Red Cross

The Anticipation Hub is delighted to invite you to the official launch of the Anticipation Hub where you will learn about the vision and strategic priorities of the Hub from its initiators, partners and supporters. 

About the Anticipation Hub

Many of the world’s disasters are predictable. Through effective use of predictive analytics, early warning information and pre-arranged financing, anticipatory action is becoming a widely accepted approach to save lives while providing more effective, cheaper, and more dignified humanitarian assistance. The approach is being developed in over 60 countries by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), START Network, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and UN World Food Programme (WFP). Building on the successful efforts of the last years, the aim going forward is to strengthen anticipatory action as an approach. Scaling up means dedicating more funding so that a greater number of people can receive assistance ahead of predictable shocks. Scaling up also means expanding the geographic coverage and types of shocks that can be anticipated, as well as the ability of the system to respond collectively in a coordinated manner. Therefore, scaling up is not just “more”, it also means “better”.

Building on the expertise and experience gathered in the past five years, the purpose of the Anticipation Hub is to anchor Forecast-based Financing and other anticipatory humanitarian approaches within the humanitarian system at greater pace and scale. In cooperation with the IFRC and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, the German Red Cross (GRC) is hosting the Anticipation Hub with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

The Anticipation Hub supports Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, UN agencies, NGOs, governments, research institutes and other actors who are reshaping the future of the humanitarian system - moving from reaction to anticipation. Protecting lives and livelihoods by using forecasts and taking early actions is what unites this anticipation community. The Anticipation Hub seeks to engage practitioners, scientists and policymakers. Key Anticipation Hub activities will centre around stimulating innovation, learning and exchange, providing guidance and support, and promoting lasting change through sustained policy and advocacy efforts.

We look forward to welcoming scientists, practitioners and policymakers working on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and/or Early Warning Early Action to participate at our launch. 

This event is organized as part of the annual Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action.

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