The Anticipation Hub - a new one-stop-shop for knowledge exchange, learning and guidance on anticipatory action - was formally launched at the Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action on December 8th. This joint initiative between the German Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Climate Centre, brings together more than 50 partners across the Red Cross Red Crescent network, universities, research institutes, NGOs, UN agencies, governments and network initiatives. Funding support is provided by the German Federal Foreign Office.
CREWS will participate in this innovative initiative to exchange knowledge, learn and jointly scale up anticipatory action globally. CREWS will contribute more specifically to early warning system practices and experiences in Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.
The Anticipation Hub identified three strategic priorities to meet the needs of its users across science, policy and practice:
- Stimulate learning, innovation and exchange between those who develop and apply tools, methodologies and evidence related to anticipatory action.
- Provide guidance and support connecting different specialists and users to identify solutions.
- Promote lasting change through sustained policy and advocacy efforts to mainstream anticipatory approaches within the development and humanitarian systems at greater pace and scale.
See the resources CREWS has contributed to the Anticipation Hub below:
- 2019 Annual Report multimedia version and print version
- 2017 Post Disaster Early Warning Assessment in the Caribbean
- Impact Feature Stories