Over the past year, COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and social justice movements around the globe have forced the humanitarian sector to reckon with how it delivers aid. Progress toward the localization agenda - and a commitment to fundamentally decolonizing aid - are crucial for organizations and communities to respond effectively to outbreaks such as COVID-19. While the sector has taken steps towards this goal, are these changes here to stay? Join REAhttps://www.ready-initiative.org/DY and a select group of distinguished panelists to explore this important and timely topic:
How have COVID-19 and commitments to decolonize aid accelerated power shifts within the humanitarian sector (or not)?
The READY initiative, the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Health at University of Geneva, and the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, are pleased to announce a relaunch of the COVID-19 & Humanitarian Settings: Exploring the Controversial Issues webinar series. Now occurring monthly, these webinars will feature a series of panels examining some of the controversial and underexplored issues affecting the COVID-19 pandemic in humanitarian settings. Each panel will welcome experts from across the sector and around the globe.To register, click here.
Photo: Distributing kits to hospitals as part of the Coronavirus pandemic response in DRC. May, 7, 2020. Image credit: Christian Mutombo / Save the Children