HNPW Event: Continuity of activities during pandemics
The HNPW, organized by OCHA, is the largest events of its kind, providing a collaborative space for practitioners and experts from a large variety of humanitarian stakeholders including UN agencies, Member States, NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, academia, the military & private sector initiatives, to collaborate in identifying solutions to common challenges in crisis preparedness and response.
¨Continuity of activities during pandemics¨
by Assistant Professor Diego Vega and Doctoral Student Felicia Saiah, Hanken School of Economics
While the world responded to Covid-19, countries that were already in need of humanitarian assistance before the pandemic had to fire-fight multiple frontlines – with insufficient resources – to ensure sufficient healthcare access for its citizens. This session presents and discusses how a medical humanitarian organization ensured the continuity of their operations during the pandemic.
This session aims at launching the discussion of structural changes needed within the humanitarian sector to prepare and respond to a global threat like the Covid-19 pandemic.