The ICRC in partnership with the O. P. Jindal Global University, Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), is hosting a digital conversation titled ‘COVID-19: The Changing Face of Humanitarian Assistance in the New Normal’.

About the webinar: The pandemic, over the last several months, has resulted not only in an unprecedented global public health emergency, but has also had serious social and economic consequences. The evolving response has underlined the need for longer-term collaborative strategies to address the overwhelming humanitarian needs. Through this webinar, we hope to initiate conversations on the role States will play towards a coordinated global response, the evolving role of the humanitarian sector and how the various challenges of the ‘new normal’ are likely to be tackled. The discussion will also focus on potential solutions to address the gaps in the humanitarian system as well as the kind of collaborations and partnerships that could help shape the response.

Date and Time:
Friday 11 September 2020, 1600 HRS (IST). 


Yahia Alibi  |  Head of the ICRC Regional Delegation in New Delhi

Prof Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik  |  Professor and Registrar at O.P. Jindal Global University


Dr Yasmin Ali Haque  |  UNICEF Representative in India

Prof (Dr) Mohan Kumar  |  Professor and Dean of the Office of International Affairs & Global Initiatives

Dr Hugo Slim  |  Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Dr Sreeram Sundar Chaulia  |  Professor and Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonipat


Ms Jyoti Malhotra  |  National & Strategic Affairs Editor, The Print

Please note that registration is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. If your registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email and a link through which you can join the discussion.