January 1, 1970
Time and date: Thursday, 2 April 2020, 11:00 – 13:00 CEST (Geneva)
Length: 120 minutes
Purpose: Introduction to Sphere COVID-19 guidance and how to use Sphere standards in camp settings alongside Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) guidance, with emphasis on raising awareness on COVID-19 prevention and response measures in displacement sites.
Target audience: All humanitarian practitioners working in or with hard-to-reach areas, in particular in the areas of protection, access negotiations, and remote management.
As the novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, continues to spread globally, the risk it presents to populations living in camps and camp-like settings is growing. Camp managers are working quickly to adjust their programs to accommodate social distancing while continuing to communicate with communities and working with partners to improve communal sanitation.
Sphere recently released guidance for how the Sphere Handbook can help guide humanitarian staff in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. But how should camp managers apply those standards and strengthen the prevention measures recommended by technical sectors?
Join us for a webinar on 2 April, organised by the CCCM Cluster and PHAP, to learn about COVID-19 prevention measures critical to the work of Camp Managers and others working in displacement settings. You will hear from WASH specialists, as well as experienced Camp program staff who have recently been involved in setting up special measures to prevent the spread of disease and develop key messages for populations living in temporary settlements. A representative from Sphere will also provide guidance for how the Sphere Handbook can be a useful tool for practitioners in this situation.
This webinar is the first in a series of webinars and discussions to be organized by the CCCM Cluster on COVID-19, focusing on how to manage CCCM services during emergencies. For more information, please visit the CCCM Cluster page on COVID-19.