Towards anticipatory information systems and action: notes on early warning and early action in East Africa

Maxwell, D. and Hailey, P.
47 pp
Date published
01 Jan 2020
Research, reports and studies
Comms, media & information, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Early warning
Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda

Despite humanitarian information being more available than ever, confusion persists as to what the information means, how to analyze it and turn it into actionable evidence, and how to ensure that evidence-based actions are actually undertaken on a timely basis.

This paper reviews these and a number of additional issues with contemporary humanitarian information and early warning systems. While the cases focus on the East Africa region, they have broader implications as well.