MHEWC-III Learning event: Building partnerships along your impact-based forecasting and anticipatory action journey

This is a hands on interactive learning event focused on Impact-based forecasts and Forecast-based financing. 



Session objectives


The main objective of this session is to create a space for sharing learning, exchanging experiences and building partnerships around impact-based forecasting and anticipatory action. Hydro-meteorological agencies have developed considerable expertise and capacity in providing hydrometeorological forecast and warning services. Complementing these efforts, other organizations are incorporating concepts of vulnerability and exposure which can be used to develop impact-based forecasts that can trigger early or anticipatory action by disaster managers, humanitarian actors and communities at-risk. Over the past 8 years the humanitarian community (Red Cross Red Crescent, UN agencies, NGOs) has gained extensive experience implementing Forecast-based Financing/anticipatory action programmes, alongside government agencies and scientific partners. Such experiences demonstrate the value of investing resources in the development of partnerships with defined roles, responsibilities, and accountability structures to co-develop frameworks that enable early action by communities at risk. 

The session will highlight national-level impact-based forecasting and anticipatory action journeys through the lens of practitioners and government representatives. Experiences will be shared on multi-stakeholder collaboration, partnership building and co-creation, for example, joint trigger development, data sharing agreements, simulation exercises and training. An interactive discussion will follow to collect wider experiences of participants and facilitate exchange around specific challenges or needs.  

Participants will then be asked to share their needs for continued knowledge exchange, learning and guidance around enabling impact-based forecasting and anticipatory action to generate an initial Action Plan for the Anticipation Hub and supporting partners.  



Expected Outcomes


  • Collect experiences and lessons on what worked well and not so well along different practitioner and government journeys towards impact-based forecasting and anticipatory action. 

  • Facilitate connections and inspire new partnerships to advance impact-based forecasting and anticipatory action at country and regional level.  

  • Collect a wishlist on how the Anticipation Hub, WMO, and other partners can facilitate continued exchange around impact-based forecasting and anticipatory action to meet the needs of hydro-met and government actors.  





  • Welcome and Introductions - What is Anticipatory Action and Impact Based Forecasting? Where are the synergies? 
  • Part 1: Journeys on Impact Based Forecasting and Anticipatory Action from Africa - Uganda and Burkina Faso 
  • Part 2: Journeys on Impact Based Forecasting and Anticipatory Action in Asia - Nepal and Bangladeesh
  • World Cafe group discussion
    • Discussion question: What can you learn from this case study to apply in your content? Do you expect similar challenges/ opportunities? Have you similar/ different experiences of FBF / IBF in the region? 
    • Discussion question: What is needed (training, knowledge sharing, advocacy) to speed up your IBF / AA journey? 
  • Plenary discussion and Feedback
  • Next Steps and Action Plan
  • Wrap up


Learn more

The First Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-I): Saving Lives, Reducing Losses was organized by IN-MHEWS and took place on the 22nd and 23rd of May 2017 in Cancún, Mexico, as a pre-event to the Fifth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2017 (GP2017). The Second Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II) took place on the 13th and 14th of May 2019 as a pre-event to the Sixth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) at the Headquarters of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva.

Building on the progress and achievements of the first two conferences, the Third Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-III) is planned to take place 21-22 May 2022 at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia. MHEWC-III provides a unique opportunity to review key accomplishments, share skills, experience, and expertise within an active MHEWS network. Attendees will exchange and explore how the community can scale efforts in MHEWS implementation to better deliver on the aspirations of MHEWS the Sendai Framework, Paris Agreement, and Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, practical training opportunities to support and enhance understanding and utilization of key advances in science will be organized. Training is envisioned to include modules on artificial intelligence, new data sources/information, communication standards / technologies, monitoring and evaluation to track the effectiveness of MHEWS.

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23 May 2022
12:00 - 13:30 (Bali UTC+8)


Medan Room
BICC First Floor

Online access


Open to those registered for the conference




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On behalf of the co-chairs of IN-MHEWS (UNOOSA/ UN-SPIDER and WMO),

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