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Expanding anticipatory action: crises and conflict, diseases outbreaks, food insecurity


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The key objective is to critically reflect in an interactive workshop on the opportunities, challenges and concrete entry points for expanding anticipatory action to other contexts and hazards. More specifically, the session seeks to interrogate the principles, conditions and resources needed for anticipatory action to (1) deliver support in situations of protracted crises or conflict; (2) tackle disease outbreaks and epidemics; (3) curb food insecurity and malnutrition, especially in light of alarming trends.

The session targets newcomers to the anticipatory action community and ‘established’ anticipatory action practitioners and policymakers alike. It aims to stimulate interest and engagement in the various approaches to these diverse topics and to encourage participants to reflect on the issues within their own organizations. The session will be based on the outcomes of technical working groups hosted by the Anticipation Hub and build upon the outcomes of the ‘Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action’ and related key events on anticipatory action such as the ‘Anticipating Food Crises Workshop’, organized by the Global Network Against Food Crises.
The secondary goal of this session is to facilitate new connections, partnerships and ways of thinking amongst those interested in taking greater steps to act ahead of crises (e.g. donors, international stakeholders, the EU and its Member States, humanitarian organizations, scientists).


Organisers: Anticipation Hub, Food and Agricultural Organization, German Red Cross, Germany (via Federal Foreign Office), Global Network Against Food Crises, International Committee of the Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Médecins Sans Frontières, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Start Network, UNICEF, Welthungerhilfe, World Food Programme


  • Juliane Schillinger, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
  • Saul Guerrero Oteyza, UNICEF
  • Anneleen Vos, International Rescue Committee
  • Mark Weegmann, Start Network
  • Elisa de Siqueira, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Rachel Goodermote, IFRC
  • Dominik Semet, Welthungerhilfe
  • Niccolo Lombardi, FAO/Global Network Against Food Crises
  • Daniel Beck, German Federal Foreign Office


Kara Siahaan, Anticipation Hub

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