Uganda recently reached a significant milestone in its efforts to implement anticipatory action across the country, holding its first ever National Dialogue on Anticipatory Action. Taking place from 2-3 November 2022 in Kampala, the event saw around 200 actors involved in the design and implementation of anticipatory action gather to discuss the country’s progress to date, and establish the priorities for the coming months and years.
“This National Dialogue provided a forum to share best practices and lessons learnt in Uganda, and to define a national vision for anticipatory action,” says Eddie Jjemba, a facilitator, resilience advisor and intrapreneur with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. “This is essential if we are to progress from pilot projects and see this approach scaled up across the country.”
Achieving the desired scale up of anticipatory action requires growing and learning from the various pilots that we have engaged with. The participation of the various partners represented at the National Dialogue is a strong testament towards the direction of scaling up, and a commitment to defining a national vision for anticipatory action.
- Irene AmuronManager Anticipatory Action, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre