Anticipatory actions are needed more than ever in the southern Africa where farmers are affected by disasters like drought. ©FAO

FAO and other humanitarian actors root for stronger collaboration and advocacy for anticipatory action in southern Africa


Humanitarian actors from across the southern Africa region have called for strengthened collaborative and advocacy approaches toward scaling up anticipatory humanitarian action in light of climate change and disasters in the region.

About 250 humanitarian practitioners from government, civil society, academia and the United Nations participated in the first Southern Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action organized virtually. It stimulated a discussion on breaking down silos and barriers, and on building up inter-agency coordination to effectively and jointly anticipate and act early to save lives and livelihoods.

The dialogue was supported by the German Federal Office and jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), UN World Food Programme (WFP), German Red Cross, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre.