Regional Technical Working Group on Anticipatory Action (AA)
Given rising humanitarian needs and expectations that the frequency and intensity of disasters in the East Africa region will continue to increase due to the effects of climate change, it is clear that the humanitarian community needs to take a new approach. Rather than waiting to respond to crises, actions need to be taken earlier, as soon as there are indications of a future hazard that could threaten households’ livelihoods and food security.
Due to learnings from recent anticipatory action pilots as well as academic studies, the humanitarian community has identified what works, what doesn’t, and what needs to be improved to fully up-scale and institutionalise AA in IGAD region. To address these challenges, a regional secretariat on AA has been established. Its overall objective is to create a platform for knowledge sharing and promotion of AA agenda across the region through an established framework for anticipatory actions