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Global FOREWARN Meeting Q2 2022 - Heatwaves


18 May 2022




Start Network Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing team is pleased to invite you to the May FOREWARN Community meeting - with a focus on heatwaves.

The Q2 Global FOREWARN Community Meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th May from 09:30 - 11:30 BST

L’interpretation simultanée vers le français sera assurée - Real time interpretation into French will be available.


Last time, we opened with remarks from Clare Harris, Head of Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing at Start Network, and heard this year's plans from our National FOREWARN Coordinators in Bangladesh, Madagascar, Pakistan, and the Philippines. We then looked closely at how and why to raise an anticipatory alert for cold waves via the Start Fund, and heard from FOREWARN Bangladesh on their guidelines for cold waves and from Start Fund Nepal, who recently implemented alert N-04, in anticipation of cold waves. This was followed by a closer look at a simulation for anticipatory action for cold waves in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, led by the German Red Cross's Central Asia Office. Minutes, recordings, and community member updates are available here.

This quarter, we will focus on Start Network, national FOREWARN, members', and partners' work on anticipating heatwaves. As always, we invite FOREWARN community members to share their own heatwave work, tools, or experiences that could support collaboration to effectively anticipate this hazard.

Please contact with your request to share an update by Thursday 5th May 2022, following which the final agenda will be shared.

We are working hard to make these meetings accessible to all time zones, and hope to bring a range of options in the future. The full meeting recording will be shared, as well as ways to engage with presenters, but please contact if you have difficulty attending the meeting. Creating connections and partnerships is fundamental to FOREWARN and your feedback will help us find solutions for future meetings.

Please find the minutes of the previous meetings here.



Join our online community where we are continuing the discussions started during our meetings. By joining our platform you’ll be able to access the resources, videos and presentations, share your insights and continue conversations with fellow FOREWARN members. Please register here.

Global FOREWARN Meeting Q2 2022 - Heatwaves

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