Anticipatory Humanitarian Action in Conflict Settings

Online training, from 9 am to 1 pm each day


27 and 29 September,

1, 4, 6 and 8 October 2021

The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the status quo on anticipatory humanitarian action in conflict settings. Participants will explore whether and how existing anticipatory action approaches can be transferred and applied to situations of conflict and what opportunities, challenges and risks lie in linking these. Hence, the training has an exploratory character and is aimed at participants with previous knowledge in the field of anticipatory action and/or conflict settings.

The training is facilitated jointly by the German Red Cross, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and the Global Public Policy Institute. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is one of the world's pioneers in the field of anticipatory humanitarian action: For example, the German Red Cross coordinates the development and implementation of the methodology of Forecast-based Financing with international humanitarian partners on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office. The training aims to further embed anticipatory approaches in the humanitarian practice of German NGOs and to integrate them into existing disaster risk management mechanisms.

The course is aimed at staff of humanitarian NGOs with experience in anticipatory humanitarian action as well as participants of the previous trainings on anticipatory action at the academy for humanitarian action (aha). The course can be credited for a Certificate of Advanced Studies at the aha in the field of “Anticipatory Humanitarian Action”. For more information on the certification scheme of the aha, click here.

You can find the agenda and register here from now on. Thanks to the generous support of the German Federal Foreign Office, participation is free of charge. Given that the number of participants is limited, we kindly ask you to provide a short motivation statement upon registering and will inform you about final admission within two weeks after registration.


For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sören Schneider: soeren.schneider(at)ruhr-uni-bochum.de; +49 (0)234 32-27747.