#COVIDActionCollab and Child Fund | Webinar | Emotional and Mental Wellbeing of Vulnerable Groups – Children, Adolescents, Young Women and Women in the Workplace

#COVIDActionCollab and Child Fund | Webinar | Emotional and Mental Wellbeing of Vulnerable Groups – Children, Adolescents, Young Women and Women in the Workplace

Covid Action Collab hosted a webinar on emotional and mental wellbeing of vulnerable groups – children, adolescents, young women and women in the workplace.  The session covered the following: Exclusion of vulnerable groups by their own communities in the name of social distancing Challenges related to adoption of behaviour...

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#COVIDActionCollab Round Table-2: Sentiments Around COVID Vaccination

#COVIDActionCollab Round Table-2: Sentiments Around COVID Vaccination

With more than 77 million confirmed cases across the globe, COVID-19 pandemic is a global emergency that calls for unprecedented multi-sectoral collaboration for social good. As international partners work together on the response, tracking the pandemic, advising on critical interventions, distributing vital medical supplies to those in need, they...

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Soukhya Sanjeevini Samsthe: Supporting and protecting women in sex work during COVID-19

Soukhya Sanjeevini Samsthe: Supporting and protecting women in sex work during COVID-19

Priya (name changed) was among the many who lost their jobs and found themselves facing an uncertain future during the COVID-19 induced lockdown in India. As a sex worker and a daily wage labourer at local APMC, the 34-year-old widow and mother of two, from Peresandra village in Chikkaballapur,...

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Protecting and empowering civic workers during COVID-19: In conversation with CDD Society

Protecting and empowering civic workers during COVID-19: In conversation with CDD Society

CDD Society is a non-governmental organization in the water and sanitation sector, involved in designing and implementing integrated and decentralized nature-based solutions for the growing water and sanitation management issues across India and South Asia. The #COVIDActionCollab spoke with Rohini Pradeep (Project Manager, CDD Society), to understand their experience as part...

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Tele-care during COVID-19: Insights from Two Pan-India Solutions

Tele-care during COVID-19: Insights from Two Pan-India Solutions

Background In order to explore how tele-care innovations are working to address service gaps and help communities adapt to COVID-19 realities, the COVID Action Collaborative is publishing a series of articles that highlight various tele-care initiatives launched by CAC partners. This piece is the second article in this series....

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Tele-services during COVID-19: A Comprehensive and Integrated Pandemic Response

Tele-services during COVID-19: A Comprehensive and Integrated Pandemic Response

Background As COVID-19 spreads throughout India and globally, the availability of essential and primary care services is critical now more than ever. Diversion of resources to the COVID-19 response coupled with lockdowns and mobility restrictions have compromised the availability of these services. Many communities are unaware of how to...

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#StrongerTogether Conference: Power of networks for social good

#StrongerTogether Conference: Power of networks for social good

The #COVIDActionCollab congregated online for its first ever partner’s conference, on  #StrongerTogether,  to celebrate power of networks and collaborations for social good, centered around collaborative actions around the COVID-19 response. The virtual conference was attended by over 210 participants, including stakeholders from the government, private sector, civil society and...

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Building service verticals for organizations to navigate the ‘new normal’: In Conversation with Priya Kekre, CEO, Fieldscope

Building service verticals for organizations to navigate the ‘new normal’: In Conversation with Priya Kekre, CEO, Fieldscope

Fieldscope is a social-enterprise catalyzing skilled-collaboration for India’s development sector practitioners and researchers, using technology. They do this in two ways: Fieldscope Marketplace: A platform for flexible and remote-work   collaboration through a marketplace of independent talent. Fieldscope Managed: Bespoke solutions to meet the communications needs for development researchers...

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Sanitization and Hygiene Entrepreneur: Preventing Diseases, Creating Jobs and Empowering Women

Sanitization and Hygiene Entrepreneur: Preventing Diseases, Creating Jobs and Empowering Women

On March 24th, 2020, the Government of India put a nation of 1.3 billion people under lockdown to contain the raging spread of COVID-19. While on one hand, COVID-19 and the lockdown disrupted the economy and put millions of livelihoods at risk, on the other hand, they increased demand...

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