Scaling Up Early Action: Lessons, Challenges and Future Potential in Bangladesh

Humanitarian and disaster risk management practitioners are becoming increasingly interested in the potential for Forecast-based early action’ (FbA) to reduce the impact of shocks on vulnerable people and their livelihoods, improve the effectiveness of emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts, and reduce the humanitarian burden. FbA entails the use of forecasts of extreme weather events and other shocks to trigger funding and/or action in advance, or before acute impacts are felt.