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

New Training: Epidemiology and Modeling of Infectious Diseases in the Humanitarian Setting

Equipping participants with foundational infectious disease epidemiology and modeling concepts for a better command of data interpretation in humanitarian emergencies.


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

Integrated Framework for COVID-19 Response

READY’s integrated response framework is designed to minimize COVID-19 transmission in vulnerable communities through multi-sectoral service approaches around specific non-pharmaceutical interventions.

Resources for COVID-19 Readiness

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 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

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


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.

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.

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