COVID-19 Readiness Workshops

READY’s COVID-19 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. The workshops offer foundational presentations and interactive exercises aligned with key pillars in WHO’s COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, including risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) and infection prevention and control (IPC) at facility and community level. Workshops also review the latest NGO preparedness practices for COVID-19, including staff health and wellness, business continuity, and program adaptation. COVID-19 Readiness Workshops use up-to-date standardized tools and resources developed by READY and the wider humanitarian community to simplify and operationalize technical content for immediate NGO planning. Workshops also connect NGOs with regional and national coordination mechanisms, to ensure that the right actors are contributing in the right ways.

Past workshops, with links to their materials, are below. Future workshops are anticipated for Bangladesh, South Sudan, and Uganda at the country level, and Asia at the regional level, all of which will be held virtually due to COVID-19 travel and physical distancing restrictions.

Link to West and Central Africa workshop materials

West and Central Africa

Virtual | April 20–22, 2020 | View workshop materials on READY's discussion forum
Link to DRC workshop materials

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Virtual | April 6–8, 2020 | View DRC workshop materials on READY's discussion forum
Karma*, 9 washing her hands. Image credit: GMU

Middle East

Virtual | March 30–31, 2020 | Log in to view Middle East workshop materials on READY's discussion forum
Link to workshop discussion forum

East and Southern Africa

Nairobi/Virtual | March 9–11, 2020 | View East and Southern Africa workshop materials on READY's discussion forum
A Mother of a Save the Children Sponsored School with her Child. Image credit: SCUS

Vietnam

Vietnam | Feb. 20–21, 2020 | View Vietnam workshop materials on READY's discussion forum
Link to Global workshop materials

Global Outbreak Preparedness Planning

London, UK | December 9-11, 2019 | View Global Workshop Materials
Link to West and Central Africa workshop materials

West and Central Africa

Virtual | April 20–22, 2020 | View workshop materials on READY's discussion forum
Link to DRC workshop materials

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Virtual | April 6–8, 2020 | View DRC workshop materials on READY's discussion forum
Karma*, 9 washing her hands. Image credit: GMU

Middle East

Virtual | March 30–31, 2020 | Log in to view Middle East workshop materials on READY's discussion forum
Link to workshop discussion forum

East and Southern Africa

Nairobi/Virtual | March 9–11, 2020 | View East and Southern Africa workshop materials on READY's discussion forum
A Mother of a Save the Children Sponsored School with her Child. Image credit: SCUS

Vietnam

Vietnam | Feb. 20–21, 2020 | View Vietnam workshop materials on READY's discussion forum
Link to Global workshop materials

Global Outbreak Preparedness Planning

London, UK | December 9-11, 2019 | View Global Workshop Materials
 

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