This module is designed to help facilitators cover early warning early action and the role of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement therein at community, national and global level.
It explains how to make use of climate information on timescales from days to months for effective early action. It also elaborates on the forecast-based financing (FbF) approach and IFRC forecast-based action within its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund.
The module can be considered as a starting point of the other modules in Section 2, offering a basis for examining whether the communities we serve are prepared to deal with increasing extreme events.
It is inspired by and aligned with IFRC guidelines developed over the last 15 years. See also the German Red Cross manual and website on FbF. (The IFRC and Climate Centre are grateful for the support of German and Netherlands Red Cross for FbF.)