Anticipatory Humanitarian Action in Situations of Conflict


October 2021


CAS: Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

Projects of anticipatory humanitarian assistance are currently mostly limited to extreme weather events, but the approach can also be useful in conflict situations. In this course, you will explore whether and how existing approaches to anticipatory humanitarian assistance can be transferred to conflict contexts and what opportunities (and risks) exist in linking them to crisis monitoring tools. The training is exploratory in nature.

The training is part of aha's certification scheme and can be credited towards a Certificate of Advanced Studies in "Anticipatory Humanitarian Action". The course is planned as a face-to-face event in October 2021, but due to the dynamic developments in the context of the Corona pandemic, it might be changed to an online-only format. Further information will follow shortly.

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You will learn

what the current state of research on anticipatory humanitarian action in coflict context looks like

which possible approaches to anticipatory humanitarian action in conflict context exist and what role different actors play in these approaches

which opportunities these approaches offer, what limits they are subject to, and how you can differentiate between the various opportunities and challenges

what potential risks the use of anticipatory humanitarian action in conflict contexts entails and how you can reflect critically and context-specifically on the applicability of corresponding models in conflict situations

Target group

Staff of humanitarian NGOs with previous experience in anticipatory humanitarian action, participants of previous courses on "Anticipatory Humanitarian Action" at the aha

German Red Cross


The German Red Cross (GRC) is one of the largest national Red Cross Societies and currently active in around 50 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Since 2013, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been actively working to bring anticipatory approaches to the forefront of humanitarian action through pilot projects. In close cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Red Cross Climate Centre, the GRC was able to test the implementation of the Forecast-based Financing approach (FbF) in several project countries and refine the methodology on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office. Further cooperation exists with various humanitarian partners such as the World Food Programme, The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), Welthungerhilfe and the international donor community.

Registration is not yet activated. As soon as it is activated, you can register here.

01.10.2021 - 31.10.2021


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