Exchange on Introducing and Implementing Anticipatory Humanitarian Action - Status Quo, Challenges and Best Practices

German

October 2022

The introduction and implementation of anticipatory humanitarian action is associated with major challenges, especially for smaller and medium-sized NGOs. Their working conditions might differ considerably from those actors who are currently already achieving positive results with the approach as "champions", for example within the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement or the UN cosmos. This two-day exchange workshop is therefore aimed precisely at this target group and focuses on the specific prerequisites of small and medium-sized NGOs. It will provide you with a platform to exchange with staff from other humanitarian NGOs about the status quo, best practices and challenges in establishing and implementing anticipatory humanitarian action in your respective organizations. The workshop will include a brief introduction to components, concepts, and processes that cover anticipatory humanitarian action. You will then be invited to present and discuss your own experiences and work on various questions in small groups. The goal is to develop a roadmap with concrete strategic steps to address the identified challenges.

The workshop is planned as a face-to-face event on October 11 and 12, 2022 in Bochum, Germany. The sessions will include regular breaks.

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You will learn

what the basic components, concepts and processes of anticipatory humanitarian response are

what practical challenges and best practices are involved in establishing and implementing anticipatory humanitarian action

which approach and (common) problems can be identified between different organizations

which strategies are appropriate to address the key challenges of launching and implementing anticipatory humanitarian action

Target group

  • Staff of humanitarian NGOs with focus on project planning, design and management
  • Program directors and managers
  • Practitioners in the fields of anticipatory humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction
  • Participants of previous trainings on the topic of anticipatory humanitarian action at aha

Schedule

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome and Introduction


9:30 - 11:00

Introduction: What is Anticipatory Humanitarian Action and what are its Advantages?

Presentation and Discussion


11:00 - 11:15

Coffee Break


11:15 - 12:15

Common Challenges in the Introduction and Implementation of Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

Input and Presentation of Case Studies by the Participants


12:15 - 12:30

Summary of the First Three Blocks and Outlook on the Afternoon


12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break


13:30 - 14:30

Common Challenges in the Introduction and Implementation of Anticipatory Humanitarian Action (Cont'd)

Clustering of Topics and Open Discussion among Participants


14:30 - 14:45

Coffee Break


14:45 - 16:45

From Common Challenges to a "Roadmap" with Steps to Address them

Group Work with Keynote Presentation, Discussion, and Creation of a "Roadmap" with Steps to Address Challenges in Introducing and Implementing Anticipatory Humanitarian Action


16:45 - 17:00

Summary of the First Day and Outlook on the Second Day

Dr. Katrin Radtke

Lecturer

Dr. Katrin Radtke is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) and Academic Director of the academy for humanitarian action (aha). She has many years of experience in humanitarian research and practice, as well as teaching experience at the Network for Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and the Akkon University of Applied Sciences for Human Sciences on humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction (DRR).

Sören Schneider

Lecturer

Sören Schneider is a research associate at IFHV and program manager at the academy for humanitarian action (aha). At the aha, he coordinates a training and certificate program in the field of "anticipatory humanitarian action." He also does research on refugee, conflict and humanitarian emergencies.

Free

11.10.2022 - 12.10.2022

12 hours of training

Location

ProviderThis training is organized by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict.
This Training is part of a joint programme by IFHV and VENRO and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.