Wednesday 22 July 2020, 14:00–15:30 BST | 15:00–16:30 CEST | 9:00–10:30 EDT
Development Initiatives (DI) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming webinar ‘A stocktake of global humanitarian assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic’. The webinar will include a panel discussion on humanitarian support to the pandemic response, and will mark the launch of DI’s Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2020.
The Covid-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to the humanitarian system in both scale and complexity. It impacts those in and at risk of humanitarian crisis, as well as the governments, economies and institutions that have historically played a key role in international humanitarian responses.
Within this challenging global context, the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2020 provides a concise overview of the humanitarian financing landscape in 2019 and shares analysis of emerging trends and issues in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic response.
The webinar will include a presentation by DI unpacking key facts and findings from the report and contextualising the response to the Covid-19 pandemic within the wider crisis financing landscape. A panel of experts will then be invited to engage in a Q&A and share their perspectives on financing the pandemic response and wider implications for crisis financing.
Chair: Christina Bennett (CEO, Start Network)
Angus Urquhart (Crisis and Humanitarian Lead, DI)
Ben Parker (Senior Editor, The New Humanitarian)
Gloria Soma (Executive Director, Titi Foundation)
Ugo Gentilini (Senior Economist, World Bank)
Maclean Natugasha (Country Director Cameroon, NRC)
Lisa Carty (Director of Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization, UN OCHA)
Registration is open to all, and the session will be recorded. We welcome audience members to submit questions before the event. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.