Anticipation Hub

The new exchange platform for the early action community

In cooperation with IFRC and the Climate Centre, GRC launched the Anticipation Hub to anchor anticipatory action within the humanitarian system at pace and scale.

Main activities of the Anticipation Hub

Graphic which explains the idea of the Anticipation Hub

The Anticipation Hub is an online knowledge and exchange platform for practitioners, scientists and policymakers to enhance their ability to anchor anticipatory action in the humanitarian sector, and subsequently reduce disaster risk and adapt to climate change. The platform is hosted by the German Red Cross in cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre with funding support from Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.

The Anticipation Hub identified three strategic priorities to meet the needs of its users across science, policy and practice. Firstly, to stimulate learning, innovation and exchange between those who develop and apply tools, methodology’s and evidence related to anticipatory action. Secondly, provide guidance and support connecting different specialists and users to identify solutions. Thirdly, to promote lasting change through sustained policy & advocacy efforts to mainstream anticipatory approaches within the development and humanitarian systems at greater pace and scale.

An online platform by the community for the community

The Anticipation Hub is supported by a diverse range of partners across the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, universities, research institutes, UN agencies, NGOs, networks/platforms and governmental bodies, from global to national levels. Having such a broad and diverse range of partner organisations supporting the implementation of the Anticipation Hub emphasises our shared vision to collaborate and share knowledge to scale up anticipatory action globally.

We will jointly build and maintain this Anticipation Hub as a knowledge sharing platform.

View all partners here.

Join the global network

We would be delighted to have you with us in shaping  the future of the humanitarian system. If you are interested in joining or contributing to the Anticipation Hub, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Visit the Anticipation Hub website here
Visit the Anticipation Hub website here

Blog post series

Over the coming weeks please join us in exploring how to better link anticipatory approaches and epidemics.

Find the links to our blog posts below:


Alexandra Rüth

Head of Anticipation Hub
German Red Cross

Kara D. Siahaan

Coordinator Disaster Risk Financing & Early Actions

Franziska Waldvogel

Content Manager Anticipation Hub
German Red Cross

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