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COVID-19: Managing a Global Response

June 23, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern

Cosponsored with Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Council on Foundations, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Grantmakers in Aging, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, National VOAD, InterAction and United Philanthropy Forum.

Cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in 213 countries and regions across six continents. This webinar addressed the unique aspects of response and recovery for a worldwide pandemic, with a focus on international grantmaking to support communities in developing nations. Participants also discussed the balance of funding locally, nationally and internationally with the related challenges and opportunities each approach presents; localization and the importance of grassroots funding; and the implications of supporting healthcare workers, both in the U.S. and abroad. Speakers included Valerie Nkamgang Bemo, Deputy Director for Emergency Response at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Pilar Pacheco, Senior Program Officer for Emergency Response at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Natalie Ross, Vice President of Resource Development & Strategic Opportunities at the Council on Foundations. Regine Webster from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy will moderate the discussion.