Introducing WHF Webinar Series

WHF Webinar Series has been designed to bring together individuals, companies and organisations to discuss the critical issues shaping the humanitarian and international development agendas today and tomorrow.

While we cannot come together in physical gatherings, we will analyse the themes from the World Humanitarian Forum and co-located events that drive the international agenda today and tomorrow. In these difficult times, we will not stop our aim of continuing to connect a diverse range of opinions, backgrounds and efforts.

WHF webinar series champions cross-sector engagement that enables continued dialogue, giving the audience an opportunity to interact with world leaders and though influencers.

 

 

Connectivity as a Key to Humanitarian Response

Connectivity as a Key to Humanitarian Response

Date and time: Thursday, August 27 at 3PM BST

Description: Connectivity is an everyday part of most of our lives, allowing us to do the daily routines and activities we take for granted. But for many people around the globe, any form of internet access remains a distant possibility while the new norm of working from home has changed the importance of connectivity. This webinar will be addressing some of the questions that have stemmed from these challenges and considering where the international community is going forward with connectivity.

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The Role of Media in Changing the Narrative

The Role of Media in Changing the Narrative

Date and time: Thursday, August 20 at 3PM BST

Description: Although misinformation and fake news are nothing new and have surfaced many times before, it has proven to be particularly far-reaching with the COVID19 pandemic taking place across the globe. From false remedies for the virus to links between 5G and COVID, misinformation has been systematically spread far and wide across the globe including in multiple languages. It is the responsibility of governments and media outlets alike to contain and fight against misinformation but can others like local activists play a role too? 

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From funding to finance: impact investment in post-COVID recovery

From funding to finance: impact investment in post-COVID recovery

Date and time: Thursday, August 06 at 3PM BST

Description: Deliberations and considerations have been ongoing for some time now over how to respond to the different issues surrounding the pandemic. A strong global economic recovery is a priority for the international community but will not be easy to achieve. This is where impact investing may come in. Impact investing can be very effective at injecting growth into particular sectors but questions such as where this money will come from or how it can be used effectively remain to be considered. The obstacles to say, education and conflict free zones may become easier to eradicate with the correct investment but this is something that companies will need to ensure they get right.

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Challenging gender inequality - promoting SDG 5 in the times of COVID

Challenging gender inequality - promoting SDG 5 in the times of COVID

Date and time: Thursday, July 16 at 3PM BST

Description: The COVID pandemic has been a major focus of international relations and many organisations for sometime now. However, the impacts and consequences for women are starting to become apparent while already existing symptoms of gender inequality have been further exacerbated. Whether it is a surge in domestic violence, increases in the gender pay gap or increases in unpaid care work, progress risks being undone if the COVID impacts on women go unchecked.

 gender equality, SDGs, education, workplace  gender equality, SDGs, workplace, education

Advancing Humanitarian Responses through Space Technology

Advancing Humanitarian Responses through Space Technology

Date and time: Thursday, July 02 at 3PM BST

Description: The long-term consequences of COVID has brought questions of how the international system will change as a consequence of the virus. Space and technology oriented sciences will bring new ways to support humanitarian actions. Join our guests,  - Prof. Thais Russomano, Co-Founder and CEO, InnovaSpace - UK - Liz Cox, Head of International Relations, International Partnership Programme, UK Space Agency-Shirish Ravan, Head, Beijing Office, UN-SPIDER Programme, UNOOSA and  Dr. Ian Pearson, Futurologist. Moderated by  Randolph Kent, Director  Humanitarian Futures Platform join this  insightful conversation about these new exciting, emerging processes.

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Humanitarian Response in times of COVID19

Humanitarian Response in times of COVID19

Date and time: Thursday, June 04 at 3PM BST

Description: The role of humanitarian organisations in assisting with humanitarian responses is crucial when looking at crises ranging from disasters to pandemics. The COVID19 pandemic has placed unique strains on humanitarian response, forcing experts to travel back to their home countries due to travel bans. Humanitarian organisations are therefore facing unique challenges, from providing training to local partners to supporting their projects in difficult circumstances.

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Cross-sector cooperation for change

Cross-sector cooperation for change

Date and time: Thursday, May 28 at 3 pm BST

Description:  The role of private organisations in assisting with humanitarian responses is crucial when looking at crises ranging from disasters to pandemics. The unique qualities from businesses can enable the adoption of standards, guides, and innovative technological solutions in order to assist the UN SDGs. In this webinar, we will discuss the progressive shift in humanitarian response that includes public-private partnership frameworks, its benefits as well as the challenges of these coalitions that are driving the COVID19 pandemic response. Join our panel including  Ann Rosenberg, Andrew Dunnett, Louise Holden and Helena Dollimore and moderated by Richard Hawkes, Advisory Board Member for WHF.

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Education in our digital age

Education in our digital age

Date and time: Thursday, May 21 at 3 pm BST

Description:  In the midst of these challenging times, questions about how the job market will be transformed directly affect other sectors of society, not least learning institutions. The use of online structures, its value and challenges, and the future of traditional formats of education, learning, and capacity building seems to indicate a future.  In this session, we are teaming up with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to discuss the future of education, learning, and capacity building in our digital world. Join our guests, Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer, Dr. Yannick Du Pont, So-Young Kang, Dr. Daniel Rajmil Bonet, and Magda Resende Ferro for a frank debate about what does the future of education and capacity building look like. 

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Education in times of crisis

Education in times of crisis

Date and time: Thursday, May 7 at 3 pm BST

Description: The year 2020 brought a new challenge to education, the COVID pandemic has halted many education systems around the world, forcing governments to create solutions to stump disastrous consequences to learning and future opportunities of millions of children and young people. The impacts on education because of this pandemic are hard to measure yet. Join our guests, Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer, Noella Coursaris Musunka, Yasmine Sherif, and Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander, to discuss what is the state of play of education in the current health crisis, for children and young people in school and those millions marginalized? How can the international community still deliver education for all in times of crisis? 

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Youth Leadership and COVID-19

Youth Leadership and COVID-19

Date and time: Thursday, April 23 at 4 pm BST

Description: Today’s global context has increased pressures and complexities. The world has come to a halt and the COVID pandemic is at the centre of combined international efforts.  As highlighted by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J Mohammed, youth is an essential actor in coordinating efforts to fight COVID-19. Join our conversation with Charlie Bronks, Aya Chebbi, Alex Bellotti, and Mursal Hedayat to analyse the role of youth engagement and leadership in the times of COVID-19.

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