HNPW Event: Continuity of activities during pandemics

The HUMLOG Institute will be participating in the HNPW- Humanitarian Networks & Partnerships Week 2021 Online event 19.4.-7.5. 2021.
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.

Expected outcomes:

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.