Coronavirus (841) [EPI-WIN Webinar] The role of young people in "infodemic management" during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 July, 2020

As we said yesterday on HIFA, everyone has a role to play in combatting misinformation and promoting reliable information - including and especially young people...

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[EPI-WIN Webinar] The role of young people in "infodemic management" during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday 23 July: 15:30-16:30 Geneva, 09:30-10:30 Washington, 19:00-20:00 Delhi

Engaging young people during the COVID-19 health emergency and involving them effectively in infodemic management, including risk communication and community engagement is a critical part of the United Nations’ COVID-19 global response plan. Failure to connect and communicate well with young people during this pandemic will affect their ability to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities, and can erode their trust in health-care and other institutions. This webinar will highlight the role of young people in “infodemic management” including risk communication, community engagement and access to information and establish a collaboration platform between youth organisations and UN agencies to support young people in the COVID-19 response.


Beatrice Bonami, UNESCO-GAPMIL

Ian Soh, #MoreViralThanTheVirus

Saad Uakkas, International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA)

Mary McGraw, Global Shapers Dublin Hub

Satvik Sethi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Runaway

Sargis Gazarian, International Coordinator in charge of advocacy and partnerships of Y-PEER network

Mai Nasrallah, Technical Youth Coordinator, Jordan, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Melinda Frost, Team Lead, Risk Communication, Infodemic Management Pillar COVID-19 Response, WHO

Danielle Engel, Technical Specialist, Adolescent and Youth Team Lead, UNFPA

Carla Daher, Emergency Specialist, Community Engagement and Accountability, UNICEF


Participants will be able to submit questions during the webinar by using Zoom's "Q&A" feature. They may also submit them in advance by sending them to Sarah Hess:


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