WVI’s Asia Pacific region recently completed a rapid assessment survey on the impact of COVID-19 on children and their families in the communities where we have our area programmes. A consolidated report titled – “Unmasking the Impact of COVID-19 on Asia’s Most Vulnerable Children” which consolidates the results of over 26,000 interviews in 335 communities across 9 such countries in Asia was released last month and data from another 5 countries is being consolidated. The report throws up some interesting findings that would influence our future programming and may be relevant for all stakeholders in the development sector.
This webinar seeks to discuss these findings for the South Asia region (consolidated for four countries – India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal) and their implications for the well-being of children in the sub-continent. Jean Gough, Regional Director, South Asia Region, UNICEF would deliver the keynote address. The webinar would feature a presentation on the theme by WVI and another on the health dimensions of the pandemic by a senior researcher from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, which would be followed by a panel discussion of leaders in the sector representing various stakeholders.