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: Integrated Framework

Operational Readiness Training Program

The submission period for Expressions of Interest has closed for READY’s collaborative, co-created training program offers simulation, customized training, tailored technical assistance, and ongoing mentorship.

Link to: Integrated Framework

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.

Link to: Webinars

Toolkit: Risk Communication and Community Engagement

READY’s RCCE Toolkit offers the latest guidance and resources for cross-cutting essentials, operations, and special considerations for the humanitarian response context.


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)

More Resources for COVID-19 Readiness


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

READY Updates by Email

Subscribe to READY’s email list to receive notices of upcoming workshops and other project news