Webinars

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

The majority of webinars featured here are part of a weekly series, COVID-19 & Humanitarian Settings: Knowledge & Experience Sharing. Webinars require free registration. Subscribe to receive notices of upcoming webinars.

  • This series is co-hosted by READY, the Health in Humanitarian Crisis Center at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), and the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health.
  • Each week, humanitarian thought leaders, expert speakers, and voices from the field gather to discuss a chosen topic relevant to COVID-19 and humanitarian settings and take questions from audience members from around the globe.
  • These webinars are open to the humanitarian sector at large, and typically draw audiences of 200—400 participants.
  • The series began on April 1, 2020, and takes place on Wednesdays from 8–9am (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time).
  • Recordings of the series are posted below, and follow-up discussions take place in READY’s discussion forum.
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From time to time this page also features webinars by READY consortium partners delivered outside the series.

Isabella* is playing with her baby Cecilia* outside their home. Image credit: Fredrik Lerneryd / Save the Children

Upcoming | COVID-19 Surveillance in Humanitarian Settings

June 3, 2020, 0800-0900 EDT/1200-1300 GMT | Featuring: Oliver Morgan, WHO Health Emergencies Program; Niluka Wijekoon, WHO Health Emergencies Program; Heba Hayek, UNHCR; Naomi Ngaruiya, Kenya Red Cross Society COVID-19 surveillance in humanitarian…
Tinashi* (4) is assessed during an Emergency Health Unit-supported nutrition survey in Zimbabwe. Image credit: Sacha Myers / Save the ChildrenTinashi* (4) is assessed during an Emergency Health Unit-supported nutrition survey in Zimbabwe. Image credit: Sacha Myers / Save the Children

The Next Crisis Wave of COVID-19: Impacts on household food security and nutrition and preparedness considerations

Featuring: Mija-tesse Ververs, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health; Sarah O'Flynn, Save the Children; Allison Oman Lawi, World Food Programme; Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera, Action Against Hunger UK; Kate Golden, Concern Worldwide "The…
Marium*, 11, stands near her home in a camp for Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Image credit: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children UK Stories TeamMarium*, 11, stands near her home in a camp for Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Image credit: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children UK Stories Team

COVID-19: Magnifying Gender Inequalities

Featuring: Yeva Avakyan, Save the Children; Dr. Michelle Lokot, LSHTM; Alina Potts, Global Women’s Institute, George Washington University; Dorcas Acen, Save the Children East and Southern Africa; Cansu Aydin, CARE International Iraq || The…
Tala*, 9 washing her hands. Image credit: GMU

WASH and COVID-19 in Humanitarian Settings: How can we improve hygiene behaviors?

Featuring: Dr. Les Roberts, Columbia University; Sian White, LSHTM; Caroline Muturi, Oxfam; Dr. Hani Taleb, Relief Experts Association This webinar focused on community-level preventative behaviors for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in…
Dr Omnia conducts health screening in a religious school in Khartoum state, Sudan. Image credit: Mohammed Osman & Abubaker Garelnabei / Save the ChildrenDr Omnia conducts health screening in a religious school in Khartoum state, Sudan. Image credit: Mohammed Osman & Abubaker Garelnabei / Save the Children

COVID-19 Case Management in Humanitarian and Low-Income Settings: Dilemmas and Decisions

Featuring: Dr. Rohini Haar, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Dr. Bhargavi Rao, Médecins Sans Frontières Operational Centre, Amsterdam; Rachael Cummings, Save the Children; Dr. Momen Mukhtar Abdalla, Al Shaab Hospial, Khartoum, Sudan This…
Save the Children health worker Ahishakiye delivers COVID-19 prevention messages to families waiting outside a clinic. Image credit: Thacien Biziyaremye / Save the Children

RCCE: Perceptions, Misinformation, and Concerns in African Countries in the Time of COVID-19

Featuring: Kathryn Bertram, READY / Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs; Sharath Srinivasan, Africa’s Voices Foundation; Sharon Reader, IFRC Africa Regional Office || Theme: Understanding the concerns, perceptions, and misinformation…
Lubabatu* , 13, walks home after collecting water from a Save the Children water point in the informal displacement camp at Musari, outside Maiduguri. Image credit: Tommy Trenchard / Save the Children

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for COVID-19

Featuring: Dr. Ron Waldman, George Washington University; Dr. Peter Ventevogel, UNHCR; Dr. Fahmy Hanna, WHO; Dr. Florence Baingana; Deborah Magdalena, MHPSS Working Group; Mahmuda Mahmuda, UNHCR Cox’s Bazar || Theme: How MHPSS issues in COVID-19…
Thelma (1) is assessed during an Emergency Health Unit-supported nutrition survey in Zimbabwe (held by her sister Janet, 13). Image credit: Sacha Myers / Save the Children

Program Prioritization and Adaptation in COVID-19 Times

Featuring: Paul Spiegel, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health; Dr. Michelle Gayer, International Rescue Committee (IRC); Muhammad Fawad, IRC Jordan; Darren Hertz, IRC Thailand || Theme: Adapting programs and service delivery to COVID-19…
A healthcare worker at a Save the Children-supported health facility during the Ebola outbreak (DRC). Image credit: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham / Save the Children

COVID-19: Can we really learn from past outbreaks?

Featuring: Prof. Karl Blanchet, CERAH Geneva; Sharon Abramowitz, PhD, Consultant to UNICEF C4D; Ngozi Erondu, PhD, Global Health Programme, Chatham House; Marc Dubois, PhD, SOAS, University of London || Theme: Synthesizing information from past…
Noor* with her son Hssain*, two and a half years-old (Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh). Image credit: GMB Akash / Panos Pictures / Save the Children

Shielding high-risk populations against COVID-19

Featuring: Paul Spiegel, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health; Prof. Francesco Checchi, LSHTM; David Skinner, Save the Children || Theme: Guiding principles for protecting the most vulnerable (e.g., high-risk individuals in conflict…
Isabella* is playing with her baby Cecilia* outside their home. Image credit: Fredrik Lerneryd / Save the Children

Upcoming | COVID-19 Surveillance in Humanitarian Settings

June 3, 2020, 0800-0900 EDT/1200-1300 GMT | Featuring: Oliver Morgan, WHO Health Emergencies Program; Niluka Wijekoon, WHO Health Emergencies Program; Heba Hayek, UNHCR; Naomi Ngaruiya, Kenya Red Cross Society COVID-19 surveillance in humanitarian…
Tinashi* (4) is assessed during an Emergency Health Unit-supported nutrition survey in Zimbabwe. Image credit: Sacha Myers / Save the ChildrenTinashi* (4) is assessed during an Emergency Health Unit-supported nutrition survey in Zimbabwe. Image credit: Sacha Myers / Save the Children

The Next Crisis Wave of COVID-19: Impacts on household food security and nutrition and preparedness considerations

Featuring: Mija-tesse Ververs, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health; Sarah O'Flynn, Save the Children; Allison Oman Lawi, World Food Programme; Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera, Action Against Hunger UK; Kate Golden, Concern Worldwide "The…
Marium*, 11, stands near her home in a camp for Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Image credit: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children UK Stories TeamMarium*, 11, stands near her home in a camp for Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Image credit: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children UK Stories Team

COVID-19: Magnifying Gender Inequalities

Featuring: Yeva Avakyan, Save the Children; Dr. Michelle Lokot, LSHTM; Alina Potts, Global Women’s Institute, George Washington University; Dorcas Acen, Save the Children East and Southern Africa; Cansu Aydin, CARE International Iraq || The…
Tala*, 9 washing her hands. Image credit: GMU

WASH and COVID-19 in Humanitarian Settings: How can we improve hygiene behaviors?

Featuring: Dr. Les Roberts, Columbia University; Sian White, LSHTM; Caroline Muturi, Oxfam; Dr. Hani Taleb, Relief Experts Association This webinar focused on community-level preventative behaviors for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in…
Dr Omnia conducts health screening in a religious school in Khartoum state, Sudan. Image credit: Mohammed Osman & Abubaker Garelnabei / Save the ChildrenDr Omnia conducts health screening in a religious school in Khartoum state, Sudan. Image credit: Mohammed Osman & Abubaker Garelnabei / Save the Children

COVID-19 Case Management in Humanitarian and Low-Income Settings: Dilemmas and Decisions

Featuring: Dr. Rohini Haar, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Dr. Bhargavi Rao, Médecins Sans Frontières Operational Centre, Amsterdam; Rachael Cummings, Save the Children; Dr. Momen Mukhtar Abdalla, Al Shaab Hospial, Khartoum, Sudan This…
Save the Children health worker Ahishakiye delivers COVID-19 prevention messages to families waiting outside a clinic. Image credit: Thacien Biziyaremye / Save the Children

RCCE: Perceptions, Misinformation, and Concerns in African Countries in the Time of COVID-19

Featuring: Kathryn Bertram, READY / Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs; Sharath Srinivasan, Africa’s Voices Foundation; Sharon Reader, IFRC Africa Regional Office || Theme: Understanding the concerns, perceptions, and misinformation…
Lubabatu* , 13, walks home after collecting water from a Save the Children water point in the informal displacement camp at Musari, outside Maiduguri. Image credit: Tommy Trenchard / Save the Children

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for COVID-19

Featuring: Dr. Ron Waldman, George Washington University; Dr. Peter Ventevogel, UNHCR; Dr. Fahmy Hanna, WHO; Dr. Florence Baingana; Deborah Magdalena, MHPSS Working Group; Mahmuda Mahmuda, UNHCR Cox’s Bazar || Theme: How MHPSS issues in COVID-19…
Thelma (1) is assessed during an Emergency Health Unit-supported nutrition survey in Zimbabwe (held by her sister Janet, 13). Image credit: Sacha Myers / Save the Children

Program Prioritization and Adaptation in COVID-19 Times

Featuring: Paul Spiegel, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health; Dr. Michelle Gayer, International Rescue Committee (IRC); Muhammad Fawad, IRC Jordan; Darren Hertz, IRC Thailand || Theme: Adapting programs and service delivery to COVID-19…
A healthcare worker at a Save the Children-supported health facility during the Ebola outbreak (DRC). Image credit: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham / Save the Children

COVID-19: Can we really learn from past outbreaks?

Featuring: Prof. Karl Blanchet, CERAH Geneva; Sharon Abramowitz, PhD, Consultant to UNICEF C4D; Ngozi Erondu, PhD, Global Health Programme, Chatham House; Marc Dubois, PhD, SOAS, University of London || Theme: Synthesizing information from past…
Noor* with her son Hssain*, two and a half years-old (Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh). Image credit: GMB Akash / Panos Pictures / Save the Children

Shielding high-risk populations against COVID-19

Featuring: Paul Spiegel, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health; Prof. Francesco Checchi, LSHTM; David Skinner, Save the Children || Theme: Guiding principles for protecting the most vulnerable (e.g., high-risk individuals in conflict…
 

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