As part of the Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action, organised by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the German Red Cross (DRK) and the Climate Centre, Ralf Südhoff will facilitate a panel on the topic:
Anticipatory Action in Situations of Conflict: Barriers and Breakthroughs
9 December 2020, 11:10-12:00 CET
In recent years, conflict has become the predominant factor for exacerbating humanitarian needs across various countries. People affected by conflict are also highly susceptible to suffer disproportionately from climate and weather-related hazards, as described in the latest ICRC report “When rain turns to dust”. Anticipatory action to protect people that are affected by conflict is therefore high on the agenda of a variety of partners.
In this session we will build upon the working paper “An Agenda for Expanding Forecast-Based Action to Situations of Conflict” (Wagner & Jaime) and engage the participants in a dynamic and enlightening discussion about the barriers and breakthroughs on anticipatory action in conflict settings. The specific focus lies on data gathering and forecasts as well as working in a data-scarce context. The session brings together different voices from practitioners, researchers as well as from the policy level, to discuss their priorities. The second half of the session will be organised to facilitate interactive exchange and Q&A between the audience and the panelists, creating a common understanding and to further advance the agenda.
The 8th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action will take place from 8 to 10 December 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held digitally. More details & information for registration can be found here.