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CVA, Climate and Environment Community of Practice – Anticipatory Action and Cash

Anticipatory Action and CVA: Understanding and Exploring Key Concepts, Issues, Approaches, and Perspectives. The webinar will be delivered at times friendly to the Americas and Asia Pacific regions.

3-4 April 2024

Online (Zoom) Americas Friendly Time: Apr 3, 2024 09:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada) Asia Friendly Time: Apr 4, 2024 06:00 Universal Time UTC


Anticipatory action (AA) is a hot topic across the humanitarian sector, and the use of cash assistance as a key modality in AA means that it’s an area of increasing relevance to cash practitioners. Although AA is not limited to climate-related shocks, this constitutes a major focus in this type of programming, including with regards the use of cash assistance, as summarized in the latest State of the World’s Cash report. As such, it was an obvious choice of topic for our next meeting of the CVA, Climate and Environment CoP. 

As understanding of and direct engagement with anticipatory action remains variable, this first meeting of the CoP on the topic of AA and CVA will focus on some of the fundamental issues and approaches. It will take the opportunity to present and explore key concepts, and introduce examples, resources and guidance, including for localized approaches and perspectives as a core consideration in AA.  

This meeting, which will hopefully provide a springboard for the CoP to further explore anticipatory cash, aims to cover the following:  

  • Explore and clarify the fundamentals of anticipatory action – definitions and concepts, key components, etc. 
  • Provide an overview of cash in AA – what is it, examples of how it has been used, key issues, etc. 
  • Explore selected examples of AA in practice – funding mechanisms, activities, impacts. 
  • Highlight locally led approaches to anticipatory action – introducing related guidance and experience from the ground (Madagascar). 
  • Highlight community perspectives (Nigeria) on the use of cash in AA. 

Proposed Agenda and Participants 

  • Anticipation Hub/German Red Cross: Understanding the fundamentals of anticipatory action, and the use of ‘anticipatory cash.’ 
  • Start Network (tbc): Start Network’s experience of funding and implementing anticipatory action. 
  • SAF/FJKM (Madagascar), Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, GNDR: Locally led anticipatory action – guidance and toolkit. 
  • Ground Truth Solutions: Community perspectives on anticipatory action and cash (Nigeria) 
  • Discussant: tbc 

Dates and times

  • Americas Friendly Time: Apr 3, 2024 09:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Asia Friendly Time: Apr 4, 2024 06:00 Universal Time UTC