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Cash and Voucher Assistance in COVID-19 Response

WEBINAR: Cash and Voucher Assistance in COVID-19 Response

Facilitated by: José Jódar, The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP)

 

When: June 17, 2020 

What time: 2:00 PM Pakistan Standard Time

Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared

Language: English 

How long: 75 minutes 

Format: Presentation, discussion and sharing of Best Practices

Who is it for: Humanitarian and development practitioners requiring a better understanding of Cash and Voucher Assistance with a special focus in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Purpose: To ensure participants have a sound understanding of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) as a modality response to different types of crises and emergencies with a special focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this webinar, participants will:
 

  • Understand CVA as a modality response to crises
  • Discuss how CVA will be adapted to COVID-19 response
  • Share best practices about CVA and COVID-19 response

 

Background

Community World Service Asia and the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) are jointly hosting this webinar on Cash and Voucher Assistance in response to COVID-19.

 

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) is being increasingly used as a response modality to different types of crises and in very diverse contexts. CVA is able to cover a wide range of needs contributing to restoring the dignity to people affected by crises. The COVID-19 pandemic is negatively impacting the global economy and will have a long-lasting impact, particularly on low-income countries and crisis contexts, if not mitigated in a timely and well-targeted manner.  CVA is seen by some as a safer option for providing rapid relief where conditions allow and is able to cover the needs of the various affected populations, adapting to remote management styles and better integrates with local systems. This webinar will focus on how delivery through cash can effectively meet needs and promote recovery at scale and within the timeline required to mitigate the worst impacts of this pandemicWorking with, and alongside social protection systems to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable people will also be discussed.


A specific focus will be laid on:

 

  • CVA fundamentals as a modality response to crisis
  • CVA and COVID-19 response- main considerations throughout the programme cycle
  • CVA and COVID-19 response- best practices and experiences from the field

 

This 75-minute webinar will also give participants an opportunity to share existing best practices and ask practical questions about CVA key debates and policies, practices, common standards and other issues.

 

Recommended reading & learning prior to the webinar:

 

https://www.calpnetwork.org/course/cash-and-voucher-assistance-cva-the-fundamentals/

Community World Service Asia (CWSA) is a humanitarian and development organization, registered in Pakistan, head-quartered in Karachi and implementing initiatives throughout Asia. CWSA is member of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Alliance, a member of Sphere and their regional partner in Asia and also manages the ADRRN Quality & Accountability Hub in Asia.

 

The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is a global partnership of humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research within Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). CaLP currently has over 80 members who collectively deliver the vast majority of CVA in humanitarian contexts worldwide. Our members include UN agencies, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, local and international NGOs, donors and private sector organisations. CaLP believes that when appropriately incorporated into humanitarian response planning, CVA presents opportunities for effective and efficient programming to meet the needs of people and communities affected by crises. With the number, scale and complexity of humanitarian crises increasing, CaLP acts as a catalyst for positive transformation within the sector. Bringing organizations together to strengthen capacity, knowledge, coordination and policy for CVA.

 

If you wish to participate, kindly register here: Webinar Registration
 

Applicants will be informed by 12th June 2020 about their confirmation status. Up to 200 participants will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. We would appreciate anyone willing to share some best practices on CVA, kindly indicate in the registration form and up to participants will be selected to share their experiences.


Webinar Moderator & Facilitator:

 

José Jódar is the Senior Technical Officer at CaLP and joined them in July 2019 after more than 12 years of work experience in multi-sectoral emergencies, livelihoods/food security and Cash & Vouchers Assistance programs with different organizations (mainly Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation AECID, Spanish Red Cross/International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Action Against Hunger) and in several contexts: Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and, lately, MENA region. José holds a PhD in International Cooperation and Development Studies (University of Murcia, Spain) and a Master’s degree in Africa Studies (major in African Politics) at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London). He has a wide range of experience in CVA design and implementation, technical advisory, capacity building and both technical and institutional coordination.

 

Speakers:

 

Regina “Nanette” Salvador-Antequisa is the founding Executive Director of the Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc. (ECOWEB) in the Philippines and convenor of the Community Led Emergency Action Response Network (CLEARNet) in the Philippines that actively promotes survivor and community-led response (sclr) to crisis approach – a humanitarian-development-peace nexus advocacy in action. She has been involved with peace and development work for over 25 years and is engaged in local and national policy advocacy on the issues of disaster, poverty, conflict, environment and governance. Regina is currently the sectoral representative of the Victims of Disaster and Calamities sector to the government’s National Anti-Poverty Commission. She is actively involved in international advocacy on localization of humanitarian aid through her engagement with the global Alliance for Empowering Partnerships (A4EP), Charter4Change, Local to Global Protection and participation in the World Humanitarian Action Forum.

 

Sudhanshu S. Singh is a humanitarian and development professional with over 32 years of global experience in the sector. Sudhanshu is founder and CEO of Humanitarian Aid International (HAI) which aims to become the first Indian organisation, working globally with the Indian identity on poverty alleviation and disaster management. HAI is also currently hosting the international secretariat of Charter4Change.

 

Sudhanshu has worked with several international organisations at the Asia-Pacific level, and has been involved in managing responses to almost all major disasters in the Asia-Pacific region since 2001. He has been closely engaged with Agenda for Humanity, Grand Bargain and Charter for Change and was member of the steering group of World Humanitarian Action Forum (WHAF). Sudhanshu is also one of the founders and the international coordinator for Alliance for Empowering Partnerships (A4EP).

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30
Organiser or Host: 
Community World Service Asia and the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP
Venue: 
Online webinar
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Toolkit for principled humanitarian action: Managing counterterrorism risks


Toolkit for principled humanitarian action: Managing counterterrorism risks

 
 
 
 
Banner for the webinar Launch event: Toolkit for principled humanitarian action
 

The four principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence are the foundations of humanitarian action. Guided by these principles, humanitarian organizations work to ensure that assistance and protection go to those most in need. As well as forming the basis of their work, the principles enable humanitarian organizations to gain and maintain acceptance from communities and parties to conflicts, helping ensure the safety of staff. 

However, as counterterrorism measures become increasingly common at international and national levels, humanitarian organizations remain concerned about the impact of these on their ability to maintain a principled approach. While humanitarian organizations are, usually, not the target of these measures, they nevertheless pose real risks to operations, staff, and beneficiaries.

Join us on 5 June 2020 for the launch of NRC's new Toolkit for Principled Humanitarian Action: Managing Counterterrorism Risks. This event will provide an opportunity for representatives of several key stakeholders to take stock of this issue, five years on from the launch of the original Toolkit.  It will allow for an exchange on the current state of the impact of counterterrorism measures on humanitarian organizations and the associated risks. What measures are humanitarian organisations taking to address these risks? What role can donors play in risk management? What are the emerging challenges and opportunities? 

 

The Toolkit

The Toolkit for Principled Humanitarian Action: Managing Counterterrorism Risks updates the information contained in the 2015 Risk Management Toolkit in Relation to Counterterrorism Measures to reflect recent developments in this area. It aims to raise awareness of counterterrorism-related risks so that organizations can identify and mitigate these, and to make risk management approaches accessible to a broad range of staff who can use these in their day to day work.

Event registrants will receive the link to the Toolkit as soon as it is made available.

 

 
 

Target audience and event access

All humanitarian practitioners with an interest in risk management and/or the relevance of counterterrorism regulations to humanitarian action.

 

Event time

New York: 7:00 - 8:30
London: 12:00 - 13:30
Geneva: 13:00 - 14:30
Amman: 14:00 - 15:30
Nairobi: 14:00 - 15:30
Bangkok: 18:00 - 19:30
Manila: 19:00 - 20:30


To see when the live session will take place in your time zone, click here.

 

Speakers

Jan EgelandJan EgelandSecretary General, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Jacob KurtzerJacob KurtzerInterim Director and Senior Fellow, Humanitarian Agenda
Janez LenarčičJanez LenarčičEuropean Commissioner for Crisis Management
Krystyna MartyKrystyna MartyState Secretary and Head of the Directorate for Political Affairs, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
 
 
 
Event Date: 
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30
Organiser or Host: 
NRC & PHAP
Venue: 
Webinar online
Link: 
https://phap.org/PHAP/Events/OEV2020/OEV200605.aspx?EventKey=OEV200605
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Multi-lateral and local civil society perspectives on 'peace' in the triple nexus: Singing from the same song sheet?

Co-hosted by the KUNO Platform, ACT Alliance EU and Dan Church Aid. We invite participants and speakers to bring their thoughts on the main findings of the draft paper released by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee group working on humanitarian, development and peace, and to delve into the peace aspect of the triple nexus from the perspective of local actors.

Peace remains on uncertain ground in policy and practice, as highlighted by many of the organisations involved in the Voice Nexus reporting and the recent Berlin Centre for Humanitarian Action webinar on the paper recently released by Marc du Bois highlighting the need to overcome top-down institutional discussion to genuine people-centred action.

We therefore ask our local partners, field teams and civil society to reflect on what peace means to us as humanitarian and development responders and what are our priorities moving forward? How does this reflect and connect with IASC recent thinking and EU level action?

 

Speakers

Sheri Arnott: Director of Policy, Disaster Management | World Vision International
The zero draft of the IASC Results Group 4 issues paper on “Peace in the nexus” is now ready for feedback. Sheri will present key elements of the issues paper for discussion and feedback, with a view to contributing to a discussion on how humanitarian and development actors respectively contribute to the sustaining peace agenda.

Mat Gai: National NGO focal Point -The Secretariat | South Sudan NGO forum 
Reflections on convergences and divergences between the IASC and multi-lateral level framing of peace in the nexus rand that of local and national civil society actors.

Martina Zapf: Senior IPAT Manager | Interpeace
Interpeace perspectives on the local and EU level implementation of peace with practical insights on connecting actors, integration of the local dimension and complementarity.

Marzia Monterrumo: Research Director | HERE Geneva
With her recent in-depth investigation and reporting on Unpacking Humanitarianism, Marzia Monterrumo will join the dots of the webinar to explore the nuances and context specific actions necessary to operationalise the ideal of complementary humanitarian, development and peace action.

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
KUNO Platform, ACT Alliance EU and Dan Church Aid
Venue: 
Online Webinar
Link: 
https://www.kuno-platform.nl/events/multi-lateral-and-local-civil-society-perpsectives-on-peace-in-the-triple-nexus-singing-from-the-same-song-sheet/
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Towards Risk-Sharing - Perspectives on localization and risk management in the context of Covid-19

WEBINAR

Towards Risk-Sharing - Perspectives on localization and risk management in the context of Covid-19

Towards Risk-Sharing - Perspectives on localization and risk management in the context of Covid-19 2
The Covid19-crisis has highlighted the critical role played by national and local NGO humanitarian organisations to an unprecedented extent. At the same time Covid is posing new risks for humanitarian responders, especially to the local actors in their critical role. Wider efforts to strengthen support to national and local actors in the response are on-going. This webinar will focus on the topic of risk management and poses the following question: How can we better share risks between local and international actors in humanitarian response to Covid19 and beyond? 

Recent years have brought a proliferation of risk management standards, tools and requirements in humanitarian action to address concerns over safeguarding, financial management and other aspects of quality and accountability. Two concepts have come to the fore. ‘Risk transfer’ refers to how donors and international humanitarian agencies expect local partners to manage risk without adequately supporting them to do so. ‘Risk sharing’ refers to the concept of shifting towards a more partnership-based approach to understanding, managing and mitigating risk.

CAFOD, CORDAID, C4C, GISF, DRA and KUNO invite you to a webinar sharing perspectives from national NGOs working in Syria, Myanmar and Nigeria, and reflections from international donors, INGOs and UN agency representatives on ways forward. Other participants will be invited to pose questions and responses via a chatbox.

Speakers (preliminary)

  • Dr Win Tun Kyi, Director, Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS), Myanmar
  • Josephine Habba, National Coordinator Jireh Doo Foundation Nigeria and National Coordinator NINGONET
  • Fadi Hallisso, Director, Basmeh and Zeitooneh, Lebanon/Turkey

Followed by:

  • Responses from a panel of donor agencies and international humanitarian agencies

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
Organiser or Host: 
CAFOD, CORDAID, C4C, GISF, DRA and KUNO
Venue: 
Online Webinar
Link: 
https://www.kuno-platform.nl/events/towards-risk-sharing-perspectives-on-localization-and-risk-management-in-the-context-of-covid-19/
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Humanitarian Coordination during Covid-19

When: June 11, 2020 

What time: 2:00 PM (Pakistan Standard Time)

Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared to registered participants

Language: English 

How long: 90 minutes 

Who is it for: Humanitarian and development practitioners working in or with hard-to-reach areas, NGOs and INGOs involved in COVID19 response

Format: Panel Discussion – Multiple Speakers & Moderator

Speakers/Panelists: Ms. Qingrui Huang, Mr. Hafiz Amirrol and Ms. Dear NB Sinandang

Moderator/Presenter: Mr. Takeshi Komino

 

Purpose 

COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges to the global humanitarian sector. Individuals, organizations as well as networks are all effected by this directly or indirectly.

 

There is a need to work together with governments, NGOs and other stakeholder to serve communities and complement the joint efforts in combating COVID-19.

 

Given the probability that the pandemic may last for an extended period, it is timely and imperative to discuss the behaviors, expertise and capacity both at individual and institutional level to facilitate humanitarian community in responding to the pandemic. The best possible way is to work together, build on the expertise of each other and jointly respond.

 

This webinar will bring together a panel of speakers with diverse backgrounds related to humanitarian and development affairs to discuss how the current COVID-19 experience impact the future of the humanitarian sector with reference to coordination. It will provide an opportunity to:

 

  • Explore coordination aspect in global and regional policy dialogue on humanitarian landscape in COVID-19 context (Global Humanitarian Response Plan, humanitarian financing, IASC guidelines on Localization)
  • Identify case studies on different aspects of coordination in COVID-19 preparedness and response activities from International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) and Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI). These include strategic plans, action plans, challenges and best practices.
  • Facilitate exchange between networks themselves for good practices and lessons learned with reference to coordination.

 

The webinar will further engage its audience (panelists and participants) to explore:

  • What are the emerging trends/good practices in the space of coordination among NGOs that would continue even beyond C19?
  • What are some Innovative ways to resolve coordination challenges during COVID-19?
  • How to ensure Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, data and information sharing during COVID-19?
  • What are the associated challenges in terms of Community Engagement and risk communication?
  • How is stretching capacity within NGOs/CSOs in dealing with COVID-19 response and natural disasters?
  • What are some of the opportunities emerged for NGOs due to COVID-19?
  • What will the localization look like during new normal situation?

 

Background

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time. In addition to the loss of lives and the disruption to millions of lives, the economic damage is already significant and far-reaching.

 

Community World Service Asia is pleased to host a series of learning and experience sharing events particularly focusing on the steps taken by organizations to minimize the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Community World Service Asia (CWSA) is a humanitarian and development organization, registered in Pakistan, head-quartered in Karachi and implementing initiatives throughout Asia. CWSA is a member of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Alliance and a Sphere regional partner.

 

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) is a global network of non-governmental organizations whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.

ICVA helps its members understand, engage and influence the humanitarian sector with a focus on Forced migration, Humanitarian coordination, Humanitarian financing, and Cross-cutting issues.

 

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) is a network consists of 52 national and international NGOs from more than 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. With a strong footprint in the region, the network members are constantly engaged with local communities strengthening their ability to combat disasters, providing humanitarian aid like food, water, shelter and health care, protecting critical facilities like schools and hospitals, creating awareness, advocating for policy changes and improving the capacity of community based organizations.

 

Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) is a network of faith based humanitarian and development organizations, committed to build a mutual understanding between Humanitarian actors especially NGOs, across differences background, to campaign norms and humanitarian standard principles throughout dialogs, and developing partnership in any level.

 

This 90-minute webinar will also be an opportunity for sharing best practices and develop understanding from the work of networks and organizations actively involved in the region.

 

Register here: Webinar on Humanitarian Coordination During COVID-19

 

Speakers/Panelists:

 

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Qingrui is Acting Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific at ICVA, a global network of NGOs whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice. She has over 15 years’ experience in technical advisory and program management with both UN agencies and NGOs in the areas of humanitarian and development in Asia, particularly in China, Myanmar and Thailand. In her current role, Qingrui closely works with ICVA members, NGOs and NGO networks, and humanitarian partners such as UN agencies and donors to ensure the humanitarian actions in Asia and the Pacific are more coordinated, accountable and inclusive.

 

Mr. Hafiz AMIRROL

Hafiz is the network coordinator for Asia Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRNN), a network of 52 civil society organizations across Asia that focuses on disaster risk reduction, and disaster response and preparedness. Hafiz is also Head of Strategic Planning and Building Resilient Communities at MERCY Malaysia. Hafiz is an urban designer and also a lecturer/researcher in the field of architecture, urbanism and city planning.

Ms. Dear NB Sinandang

Dear is Communication and Partnership Manager of Humanitarian Forum Indonesia, a forum of faith-based organizations in Indonesia that was established in 2008. She has over 10 years’ experience in project management, capacity building programs, network management, and coordination and partnership with humanitarian key actors in the areas of humanitarian assistance and disaster management in Indonesia. In her current role, Dear closely works with HFI members, and humanitarian partners such as UN agencies, Red Cross, NGOs/INGOs, private sector, academia, donors, and regional to global networks.

 

Moderator/ Presenter:

Mr. Takeshi Komino – Secretary General, Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN)

Takeshi currently serves as General Secretary of CWS Japan and a member of Executive Committee of Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) as Secretary General. He also serves as Co-chairperson of Japan Platform, and joint secretariat of Japan CSO Coalition for DRR (JCC-DRR), as well as the chairperson of Japan Quality and Accountability Network (JQAN).  

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
Community World Service Asia
Venue: 
Webinar Online
Link: 
https://communityworldservice.asia/training-calendar/

NTS Centre Panel Webinar on "Humanitarian Futures in the Post-COVID-19 World

June 3, 2020, 15:00-16:00 (UTC+8)

Webinar: NTS Centre Panel Webinar on "Humanitarian Futures in the Post-COVID-19 World” 

This webinar organized by S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies will bring together a panel of speakers with different backgrounds related to humanitarian affairs to discuss how the current COVID-19 experience impact the future planning of the humanitarian sector. It will examine how the mindset about future planning needs to change and what humanitarian needs will there be in the field. It will also discuss the expectations on/of countries and regions, as recipients or donors, in humanitarian action. Click here to pre-register online

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00
Organiser or Host: 
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Venue: 
Webinar online
Link: 
https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/webexe88/owa/REGISTER_NTU.REGISTER?EVENT_ID=OA20052116592970
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Subject: 

Towards an ASEAN People-Centered Approach to COVID-19? The role, response and scope of cooperation among CSO networks

Panelists: senior officials from ASEAN AHA Center, Indonesian Foreign Ministry, representatives of various NGO networks from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia Myanmar, and Philippines, as well as private sector and academic representatives. (Webinar link will be sent before the meeting)

June 2, 2020, 2:00 PM Bangkok/Jakarta time.

 

Registrations are now open and will close on Monday, June 1, 2020, at 6.00 pm Jakarta time.

Click here to register: https://intip.in/RegistrationWebinar12

*Sign Language Interpreters available.
**The Zoominar language is English

COVID-19 and the countermeasures have compromised the life of society, especially the weak, poor, and marginalized. Even though CSOs themselves are exposed to the pandemics and their movements curtailed, they advocate and respond in the public sphere. Still, CSOs must cope with the demand of the new normal with shifting priorities, resources, and accountability. At the regional level, there was ASEAN Chair’s statement on the Collective Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, and the ASEAN and ASEAN + 3 Special Summits on the COVID-19 Disease was organized. But, have ASEAN leaders provided the space for communities and CSOs to contribute to these decisions?

In collaboration with ICVA and the Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG), the Secretariat of Indonesia CSO-NGO Network-of-Networks, abbreviated as SEJAJAR, a platform that emerged amidst COVID-19, which so far consisted of 25 cross-sector national networks and 600 NGOs in 34 provinces, organizes this Zoominar to provide the opportunity for CSO networks to pose that very question: 1) To what extent the people-centered principle, a cornerstone of ASEAN Charter, plays out in the decision making for the response, recovery from COVID-19; and from there, 2) what are the niches for CSOs in the “new normal” in ASEAN?

Moderator:
Puji Pujiono (Senior Advisor, Pujiono Centre)

Panelists:
1. Achsanul Habib (Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Foreign Ministry Indonesia)
2. Qingrui Huang (Acting Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, International Council of Voluntary Agencies)
3. Kate Sutton (Director, Humanitarian Advisory Group)
4. Adelina Kamal (Executive Director, AHA Centre)
5. Rahmawati Husein (Vice-Chair, Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center)
6. Rene “Butch” Meily (President, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation)
7. Prof. Datuk Dr. Denison Jayasooria (Co-Chair, Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance)
8. Pansy Tun Thein (Executive Director, Local Resource Centre, Myanmar)
9. Sam Sovann (Chairman of the Steering Committee, Cambodia Humanitarian Forum)
10. Sok Phoeuk (Country Representative, ADPC in Cambodia)

For more information:

See Flyer- https://www.icvanetwork.org/resources/towards-asean-people-centered-approach-covid-19-flyer

wa.me/62818119227 (Siti Istikanah) 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
SEJAJAR Indonesia, ICVA
Venue: 
Webinar Onine

COVID-19: Reaching the furthest behind

The challenge of securing funding and adequate resources to protect the livelihoods of the poorest people in the worst recession in history.

 

COVID-19 has arrived at a time of unprecedented global need, with a record 168 million people already requiring humanitarian assistance at the beginning of 2020. World hunger levels have been rising since 2015 with over 820 million people going hungry on a daily basis and 135 million people experienced acute food insecurity in 2019.

While efforts are currently concentrated on the immediate response to the virus, the longer-term impact of response measures on the extreme poor must be considered now to best manage the devastating effects of the pandemic in the coming months.

In this series of webinars, Concern will examine the impact of COVID-19 and the associated global response on fragile states from three angles: hunger, poverty and conflict.

Bringing together policy makers, academics and humanitarian practitioners, these discussions will examine why investment and action is needed now to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on those who are furthest behind.

 

Webinar 2: COVID-19: Reaching the furthest behind

 

The challenge of securing funding and adequate resources to protect the livelihoods of the poorest in the worst recession in history.

Moderator:

Annalies Borrel, UNICEF Geneva

Speakers:

Colin Andrews, Senior Economist at the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

Rachel Scott, Partnership and Policy, Crisis and Fragility, UNDP Geneva

Eileen Morrow, Country Director, Concern Worldwide Ethiopia

Hugo Slim, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law & Armed Conflict

 
 
You can register here

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
Organiser or Host: 
Concern Worldwide
Venue: 
Online Webinar
Link: 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/covid-19-and-humanitarian-action-reaching-the-furthest-behind-tickets-105423937836?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
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COVID-19 and Conflict: the importance of peace

 

COVID-19 has arrived at a time of unprecedented global need, with a record 168 million people already requiring humanitarian assistance at the beginning of 2020. World hunger levels have been rising since 2015 with over 820 million people going hungry on a daily basis and 135 million people experienced acute food insecurity in 2019.

While efforts are currently concentrated on the immediate response to the virus, the longer-term impact of response measures on the extreme poor must be considered now to best manage the devastating effects of the pandemic in the coming months.

In this series of webinars, Concern will examine the impact of COVID-19 and the associated global response on fragile states from three angles: hunger, poverty and conflict.

Bringing together policy makers, academics and humanitarian practitioners, these discussions will examine why investment and action is needed now to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on those who are furthest behind.

 

COVID-19 and Conflict

Containing a pandemic in fragile and conflict-affected states: the importance of peace

Moderator:

Dr. Caitriona Dowd, Assistant Professor in Security Studies, Dublin City University

Speakers:

Dr. Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation,

Abdi Rashid Haji Nur, Country Director, Concern Worldwide Somalia

Jenny McAvoy, Director of Protection, Humanitarian Policy & Practice Team, InterAction

Patrick Haughey, Humanitarian Director, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland

 

You can register here

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
Organiser or Host: 
Concern Worldwide
Venue: 
Online Webinar
Link: 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/covid-19-a-game-changer-for-humanitarian-action-conflict-tickets-105425837518?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
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