Welthungerhilfe Pakistan Country Director Aisha Jamshed tells PreventionWeb about the Start Network’s anticipatory action in Pakistan, and the importance of community involvement, forecasting, and coordination with donors.
Anticipatory action and risk finance specialist Markus Enenkel explains the importance of forecasting capacity, locally-led planning, and donor confidence for scaling up anticipatory humanitarian programmes.
Anticipatory action allows humanitarians and affected communities to make informed decisions ahead of a crisis. This means saving time and money; preventing displacement, disease, loss of livelihood; and preserving the dignity of those affected.
Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is in the process of transitioning from conflict. Sittie Rajabia Monato is the Gender-based violence (GBV) Working Group Coordinator with UNFPA on the ground.
Pratima says the pandemic has brought challenges for everyone but she says the impact for people with disabilities, indigenous people and ethnic minorities are different from others in culture and context.
More needs to be done to recognize GBV as a core disaster management issue. Alyssa Thurston thinks one reason policies have failed to support women is because they have not adequately included women in disaster planning.
Vasiti Soko is the first female Director of Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). In a span of two years after she was appointed, Vasiti coordinated Fiji’s response to seven tropical cyclones and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.