What is READY?

The READY initiative exists to augment global capacity to respond to major outbreaks of infectious disease with epidemic or pandemic potential—such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Link to: Webinars

WEBINARS FOR THE COVID-19 CONTEXT

READY webinars feature experts from academic institutions and implementing organizations leading engaging, informative discussions relevant to COVID-19 technical areas, operations, and coordination issues.

KAYA COVID-19 LEARNING PATHWAY

This open-access collection aims to enable humanitarians, including local responders, to be best equipped to respond to the global pandemic COVID-19. It includes online courses for strengthening technical capacity and soft skills as well as a key documents library for the COVID-19 context, including remote working guides and resilience support. (Image credit: Kaya / Save the Children)

Link to: Workshops

COVID-19 NGO READINESS WORKSHOPS

aim to strengthen operational capacities and program adaptation frameworks among humanitarian NGOs to support a holistic, integrated response to the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on immediate readiness for rapid escalation of COVID-19 in a given geographic area. Workshop materials are available for adaptation and use.

Resources for COVID-19 Readiness

Sahra (a mother of three children who lives in Ceelsoor village east of Adado, Somalia) listens keenly to a Save the Children-supported Community Health Worker who visited her village to deliver immunization services and COVID-19 prevention measures. Image credit: Abdirahman Mohamed / Save the Children

Workshops

Workshop materials are now available for adaptation and use. READY’s workshops aim to strengthen operational capacities and program adaptation frameworks among humanitarian NGOs to support a holistic, integrated response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinars

READY webinars are facilitated conversations relevant to COVID-19 planning and response, featuring experts from academic institutions and implementing organizations

Curated Collections

READY’s selection of websites and repositories of critical COVID-19 guidelines and materials

Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Toolkit

The COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Toolkit for Humanitarian Actors offers non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other humanitarian response actors guidance and tools they can use to rapidly plan and integrate RCCE into their COVID-19 response.

READY Discussion Forum

A community of practice space for humanitarian actors involved in outbreak preparedness and response, READY’s discussion forum includes webinar follow-up questions, workshop materials, and working group support.

READY Updates by Email

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                    Save the Children, 
                    Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs,
                    UK Med,
                    EcoHealth Alliance,
                    Mercy Malaysia

This website is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the READY initiative. READY (not an acronym) is supported by USAID’s  Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian AssistanceOffice of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)  and is led by Save the Children  in partnership with the  Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, the  Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs UK-MedEcoHealth Alliance, and Mercy Malaysia. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Save the Children. The information provided on this website does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, any or all consortium partners, or the United States Government, and is not official U.S. Government information.