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 COVID-19?
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?