13 August 2020


This webinar provided an opportunity to hear from humanitarian and social protection actors about their experiences in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers provided insights from responses in Albania, Swaziland and Madagascar, shedding light on a number of issues including: (1) The point at which engagement between humanitarian and social protection actors/systems was made (or should have been made); (2) Decision-making processes in relation to collaborative action, and how timely these processes were; (3) Stages and levels of collaboration – policy, programme design, and implementation; and (4) key successes, challenges and learning for the future.


  • Danger Nhlabatsi, Secretary General, Baphalali Eswatini Red Cross Society (BERCS)
  • Siphelele ‘KB’ Mkhonta, National Disaster Management Coordinator, Baphalali Eswatini Red Cross Society
  • Patricia Miarisoa Rakotonirina, Secretary General, Madagascar Ministère de la Population, de la Protection Sociale et de la Promotion de la Femme
  • Ilir Zguri, Director of Social Welfare of Korca Municipality, Albania

Moderator: Lois Austin, GB Sub-Group KML Consultant

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Registrants: 162


Attendees: 86


Youtube views: 126

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