Readiness Workshop Materials
These materials were developed as part of READY’s COVID-19 Readiness Workshop Series, a succession of regional and national virtual workshops designed to strengthen NGO operational readiness for the COVID-19 response. We encourage you to use and adapt these tools for your own organization, whether or not you have attended a READY workshop.
Please note: These materials were designed in late 2019 and the first half of 2020 to reflect the level of outbreak readiness among participants at the time the workshops were delivered. They may not represent the most up-to-date knowledge on COVID-19. Users should always reference national laws and COVID-19 guidelines, in addition to these materials.
In the sections below, you will find foundational presentations, interactive scenario-based exercises, and operational checklists to help organizations review and improve internal capacities, program adaptation frameworks, and operational platforms, ultimately leading to a stronger and more integrated response to the COVID-19 outbreak. You may view and download these materials from their sections, or use these links for bundled downloads:
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Looking Back: COVID-19 Readiness Workshops
READY’s COVID-19 Readiness Workshops aimed 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 offered 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 reviewed the latest NGO preparedness practices for COVID-19, including staff health and wellness, business continuity, and program adaptation. Workshops also connected participants 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.