The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in partnership with the US Mission to the European Union hosted a series of Webinars between 6 May and 6 July, 2021. The events drew upon best practices and experiences from the U.S. and Europe during the COVID 19 pandemic. The virtual events featured a panel of speakers from civil society, national government and the EU, followed by parallel breakout sessions exploring how we can counter the spread of misinformation amongst refugee and migrant populations during crises.
The first event was held on Thursday the 6 of May to explore the role that public/ private partnerships can play in supporting information provision for refugee and migrant populations. You can view a recording of the plenary, as well as breakout session from IRC and Pima County Health.
The second event held Tuesday the 8 of June, explored resettlement and integration program adaptation & resilience during crisis, such as how to deliver program services remotely ensuring the assessment of target population needs, the adaptation of program resources, how to address digital literacy and leveraging volunteer and mentor support. You can view the presentation of the event, the recording of the plenary, as well as breakout session recordings from Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE) and Refugee Support Center Latin America (IOM), IRC Atlanta and Refugee.info Greece.
The third event on Tuesday the 6 of July explored the importance of refugee and migrant participation and civic engagement during Covid19. You can view the presentation of the event, the recording of the plenary, as well as breakout session recordings on “Engaging Refugees and Cultural Mediators in Community Public Health Response” – IRC Atlanta and IOM Italy, “Promising Practices for Promoting Civic Engagement” IRC Sacramento and Salt Lake City and “Leadership Development and Advocacy with Refugee Community Members in Texas” IRC Abilene.