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.
- View READY’s COVID-19 NGO Readiness Workshop Fact Sheet
- Visit READY’s discussion forum (login required) for workshop materials
- Contact email@example.com for information on future workshops.