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.
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
Presentation and Discussion
Input and Presentation of Case Studies by the Participants
Clustering of Topics and Open Discussion among Participants
Group Work with Keynote Presentation, Discussion, and Creation of a "Roadmap" with Steps to Address Challenges in Introducing and Implementing Anticipatory Humanitarian Action
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 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.
11.10.2022 - 12.10.2022
12 hours of training