Concern Worldwide Webinar Series - COVID-19: A Game-Changer for Humanitarian Action
The fallout from COVID-19 will have major implications for programmes designed to support the extreme poor. In an expected global recession, there will be increased pressure on donor funding, and increased levels of need. While efforts are currently concentrated on the immediate response to the virus, the longer-term impact of response measures on the extreme poor must be considered now to best manage the devastating effects of the pandemic in the coming months.
In this series of webinars, Concern will examine the impact of COVID-19 and the associated global response on fragile states from three angles: hunger; poverty and conflict. Bringing together policy makers, academics and humanitarian practitioners, these discussions will examine why investment and action is needed now to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on those ‘furthest behind’.
26 May 11am COVID-19 and Hunger
Examining the impact of COVID-19 on food and nutrition security in fragile states, and action required now and in the future.
Tom Arnold, Chair of the EU Task Force on Rural Africa, and Chair of Ireland's Agri-Food 2030 Committee
Amina Abdulla, Country Director, Concern Worldwide Kenya
Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director GAIN: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Aidan Fitzpatrick, Deputy Director, Policy Unit, Development Co-operation and Africa Division, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
Emanuela-Chiara Gillard , Senior Research Fellow , Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
2 June 2pm COVID-19: Reaching the furthest behind
The challenge of securing funding and adequate resources to protect the livelihoods of the poorest in the worst recession in history.
Annalies Borrel, UNICEF Geneva
Colin Andrews, Senior Economist at the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank
Rachel Scott, Partnership and Policy, Crisis and Fragility, UNDP Geneva
Eileen Morrow, Country Director, Concern Worldwide Ethiopia
Hugo Slim, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law & Armed Conflict
9 June 2pm COVID-19 and Conflict
Containing a pandemic in fragile and conflict-affected states: the importance of peace
Dr. Caitriona Dowd, Assistant Professor in Security Studies, Dublin City University
Dr. Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation,
Abdi Rashid Haji Nur, Country Director, Concern Worldwide Somalia
Jenny McAvoy, Director of Protection, Humanitarian Policy & Practice Team, InterAction
Patrick Haughey, Humanitarian Director, Irish Aid
Please register in advance using the hyper-links above.