Webinar: BRAC Global Response to COVID-19

The rapidly expanding COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge in modern history. In addition to widespread loss of life, COVID-19 is overwhelming health care systems, eroding livelihoods, and devastating economies. These impacts disproportionately affect the lives of those living in situations of poverty, inequality, and exploitation.

BRAC is built on an ethos of standing with the most vulnerable, particularly in times of crisis. It is committed to supporting local communities and helping them respond to the outbreak, initially with humanitarian interventions, but transitioning quickly to socio-economic rehabilitation and development programs in the coming weeks, months, and beyond.

Join global leaders from across the BRAC family to discuss our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including how our activities across all 11 countries of operation are informed by almost 50 years of experience in emergency and post-disaster settings.

BRAC International Executive Director, Dr. Muhammad Musa, will detail how the lessons learned from past emergency response efforts – including Ebola in West Africa and the Rohingya crisis – have guided our global response to this unprecedented crisis.

Executive Director of BRAC Bangladesh, Asif Saleh, will outline BRAC’s large-scale, multi-sector, multi-partner response in Bangladesh, including new initiatives in social enterprises, behavior change communications, economic stabilization, technology, and more.

Finally, Hasina Akhter, Area Director of BRAC’s humanitarian work in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, will shed light on efforts to raise awareness of the pandemic in the densely populated camps and settlements where we are the largest responder to the Rohingya crisis.

The panel will be moderated by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown KCMG, a member of the BRAC Global Board of Directors. In the last 15 minutes of the webinar, the panel will respond to questions received from its online audience.

Location: Virtual

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020