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COVID-19 Academy

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For Whom

Volunteers from Civil Society Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, Community Based Organisations, Corporations, Red Cross, Civil defence, NCC, NSS, NYS, Student Groups and individuals willing to support local level authorities to deliver health and social protection services to address direct and secondary impact of COVID-19.

how and where

How and Where

How: A series of daily webinars on COVID- 19 preparedness and response will be conducted by experienced emergency response professionals on a range of subjects for which front line volunteer skills are required.

Where: The sessions will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be accessible online from all locations.


Opportunities For You

The participants will have access to a knowledge space with real-time updates on the COVID-19 articles, situation reports, videos, IEC materials, short-term courses and training programs. On completion of course, recognition as a trained volunteer - networking with other volunteers, professionals and coordination connect with local authorities.

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COVID-19 Academy Sessions

Session Date Language Resources
Basics of COVID-19 Hindi
Infection Prevention and Control during Covid-19 English
FAQs on Covid 19 English
Basics of COVID-19 English
Science-Stigma-Solidarity during the COVID-19 epidemic English Resources
Session Date Language Resources
World Wetland Day - 2022 “Wetlands: Action for People and Nature” English
National Girl Child Day and International Day of Education - 2022 - "Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation" English
National Youth Day - 2022 - "Youth for Resilience" English
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Stories of Hope - World Humanitarian Day 2021 English
National Broadcasting Day English
Session Date Language Resources
Sector Consultation: Shelter English
Migrant Crisis: Exploring Nexus Between Land-Water-Food-Livelihood Security With Women Farmers/Leaders Hindi
Remedial Measures To Cater The Problem Of Migrant Laborer's, Modern Slavery And Forced Labor In Context Of Covid-19 English
Measuring The Risk of Migrant and Forced Labour During COVID19 Pandemic In India English
A Post COVID-19 Socio-Economic Response for Migrant workers and their communities - Nagaland English
Session Date Language Resources
Maintaining Healthy Eating & Lifestyle for General Population during Covid-19 Outbreak English
Responsive Parenting for Young Children in times of Covid 19 English
Session Date Language Resources
Case Study: Jal Sahelies and Water Conservation Initiatives undertaken in Bundelkhand Hindi
Sector Consultation: WASH English
Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020: Consultation and Next Steps English
Role of Sanitation Workers During Covid-19 English
Working In The Urban Slums During Covid-19 - A Panel Discussion English
Session Date Language Resources
Continuum of Nutritional Care for LBW Newborns English
Supporting Food Security and Nutrition in COVID-19 Pandemic English
Session Date Language Resources
New Education Strategies During COVID-19 Pandemic- J&K English
IFHA session Madhya Pradesh Hindi
CSO Programming and National Emergency English
Volunteer Training Program - Training on Rescue and First Aid English
Volunteers Orientation on KoBoCollect Tool - Hindi Hindi
Session Date Language Resources
IDPD - Building Back Better with Disability Inclusive Emergency Response English
Launch of Gender, Protection and Inclusion Module- WFP English
Protection Concerns for Marginalized Communities and Vulnerable Groups during COVID-19 Response English
Impact on Migrant workers and rural India during COVID-19 second wave English
Financial management and control Practices for Not for Profit Organisations English
Session Date Language Resources
Awareness on Lightning and Thunderstorm English
Climatology Instruments and DRR English
Forecasting Based Planning and Financing - Monsoon English
Best (Global and Local) Preparedness Pratices Floods English
Best (Global and Local) Preparedness Pratices Heat Waves English

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered corona virus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

How does COVID-19 spread?

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.

Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?

Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air. See previous answer on “How does COVID-19 spread?”

Can COVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?

The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. However, many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true at the early stages of the disease. It is therefore possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill.

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