Topic outline

  • This short course provides an overview of how to build a crisis timeline to support the design of anticipatory actions using a phased approach. It focuses on slow-onset hazards and uses drought as an illustrative example. 

      • System Requirements

        The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

        The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

        • Audience

          The course is designed for practitioners and others interested in anticipatory action programming.  It is designed with slow-onset hazards in mind but is relevant to the full spectrum of climate-related, man-made, slow- and rapid-onset hazards.

          • You will learn about

            • What is a crisis timeline and what is its purpose
            • How to build a crisis timeline by following a step-by-step approach

            • Course structure

              The course is organized around the following sections:

              • Introduction
              • Step 1: Who is at risk and when?
              • Step 2: Which actions can be taken to mitigate hazard impacts, and when?
              • Step 3: How much time is needed to implement the actions selected?
              • Step 4: What kind of early warning information is available at critical points in time?
              • Step 5: Bringing all the information together to define the action phases

              • Partners