Looking ahead in a crisis – roles for anticipatory action in protracted droughts

Looking ahead in a crisis – roles for anticipatory action in protracted droughts

How and when can development, climate change and humanitarian actors best support households to further protect their livelihoods and wellbeing in the face of repeated or ongoing food crises forecasted to worsen? Funded by the Jameel Observatory for Food Security...
Integrating community knowledge to advance anticipatory action

Integrating community knowledge to advance anticipatory action

Early warning systems (EWS) and anticipatory action (AA) are two elements of an approach to support local communities and individuals affected by shocks, such as droughts, before they become a crisis. However, in many instances, the very communities and individuals...
The definition and timing of anticipatory action to tackle food crises: do they matter?

The definition and timing of anticipatory action to tackle food crises: do they matter?

Multiple definitions of anticipatory action involve acting before a situation can be declared a crisis, with the objective to protect livelihoods and well-being. However, increasingly, many areas in which we work in the Horn of Africa are facing chronic food security...
Data, droughts and food security: Insights from a Kenya datathon

Data, droughts and food security: Insights from a Kenya datathon

Enhancing the usefulness of weather forecasts and impact data for effective early action by development, humanitarian and community organisations is central to one of the Observatory’s challenge questions. In early May 2023, we brought together a group of people...