Exchange Workshop on Inclusive Anticipatory Humanitarian Action: Vulnerable Groups and Social Protection

Fully booked

In humanitarian crisis contexts, groups that might already be marginalized in the respective community, such as persons with disabilities, the elderly, or women, are facing disproportionate risks. To address these risks anticipatory approaches need to be shaped in a participatory and inclusive way for them to be as effective as possible and to ‘leave no one behind’. In this workshop, you will discuss the particular challenges and dilemmas that anticipatory humanitarian action practitioners are facing with regard to the inclusion and protection of vulnerable groups. You will learn about promising pathways to address these challenges, such as community-based development of early action protocols or linking anticipatory humanitarian action to social protection schemes. Welthungerhilfe will provide practical insights on how to jointly collaborate on early action protocols with communities and stakeholders and give examples for best practices and challenges around inclusion and protection.

The online workshop will take place on 6 and 7 May 2024 and includes regular breaks.

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You will learn

how to be aware of the particular risks that vulnerable groups are facing in the context of humanitarian crises

how to reflect on the challenges that anticipatory humanitarian action practitioners are exposed to with regard to meaningful inclusion of vulnerable groups

which best practices are known to maximize participation and address the needs of vulnerable groups in anticipatory humanitarian action projects

how to develop a basic understanding of the potential linkages between anticipatory humanitarian action and (social) protection mechanisms

Target group

Anticipatory humanitarian action practitioners; we kindly ask German NGO colleagues to forward this invitation to their local and national partners.


10:00 - 10:30

Opening and Welcome

10:30 - 11:15

Introduction to Anticipatory Humanitarian Action (AHA) and Vulnerable Groups and Social Protection

11:15 - 12:00

Vulnerable Groups in AHA

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 15:00

Inclusion and Protection in Anticipatory Humanitarian Action in Practice - Three Perspectives

Input from Organizations on specific vulnerable group in anticipatory humanitarian action:

CBM – People with Disabilities

HelpAge International – Older People

Save the Children – Children and Youth

15:00 - 15:30

Presentation of Anticipation Hub Working Group on Protection and Inclusion

15:30 - 16:00

Reflection of the Day



The workshop will be led by facilitators from Welthungerhilfe that combine various backgrounds of expertise and experience in AHA. Welthungerhilfe will be supported through inputs and facilitation support by various organizations including CBM, HelpAge International, Save the Children and the German Red Cross.

06.5.2024 - 07.5.2024

12 hours of training

Online Event

ProviderThis training is organized by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict.
This Training is part of a joint programme by IFHV and VENRO and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.