Coming soon: Locally Led Anticipatory Action Guide

20 October 2023


In November GNDR will publish a new guide to support civil society organisations to localise anticipatory action ahead of disasters. 

The comprehensive resource will guide organisations on how to engage with communities and collaborate with mandated, technical and donor agencies to scale up early warning and early action.

As well as providing a solid understanding of locally led anticipatory action and disaster risk financing, the guide outlines five key phases for effective planning and action.

Phase one focuses on stakeholder engagement, feasibility analysis and collaborative design. Phase two explains how to undertake participatory assessments and community contingency planning that integrates early action.

Phase three outlines steps to ensure preparedness and anticipatory action is well coordinated. Monitoring, evaluation, feedback, and advocacy are covered in phase four. The final phase looks at the collaborative development of early action protocols.

Developed by Diakonie Katstrophenhilfe with input from civil society organisations delivering locally led anticipatory action in Southern Africa and Kenya, the resource and associated tools are designed to strengthen the capacity of national, local and grassroots organisations with a permanent presence in communities at risk of disasters.

The publication is being produced as part of our Local Leadership for Global Impact project, implemented in partnership with Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

English, French, Spanish and Portuguese versions of the resource will be freely available for download from the GNDR resource library.

Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or X (Twitter) or sign up to our newsletter to keep informed about the release date, as well as other news and resources. 

You can also email our project coordinator, Elise Belcher, if you’d like to find out more:

Back to top