Podcast by Podcast by the GCSP
Podcast by Podcast by the GCSP
COVID19 Webinar Series Session 9: Crisis On Multilateralism And International Geneva
Covid-19 Webinar Series Session 9:
The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on multilateralism and the International Geneva
As epitomized by the difficulties met by WHO to provide an effective global response, the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the fabric of multilateralism and global governance. By hosting more than 30 International organizations, hundreds of NGO’s, and thousands of meetings and conferences on a yearly-basis, Geneva constitutes a central hub of global governance. This webinar will feature presentations of several key actors analyzing the current challenges which is facing International Geneva both at the strategic and operational levels. Is Geneva’s multilateral ecosystem in danger? Can the current technological solutions provide a reliable solution for the numerous international meeting normally held in Geneva? How will evolve diplomatic and multilateral practices if they stop relying primarily on human interactions?
■ Ambassador Socorro Flores Liera, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva;
■ Dr Beatrice Ferrari, Director of International Affairs, Canton of Geneva;
■ Mr Alexandre Munafo, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Communications, Interpeace;
■ Mr Stéphane Bussard, Journalist, Le Temps, Geneva;
■ Dr Stephan Davidshofer, Acting Director of the Leadership in International Security Course in 2020, GCSP.
■ Dr Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global Risk, GCSP.
Crisis, Recovery & Transformation: How to lead through crisis and create positive legacy afterwards
Right now, you and people in your organisation are experiencing significant and highly disruptive change. Many are likely to be responding in one or more of the following ways, as they (we) all come to terms with the implications for ourselves, our families and our work:
Denial or struggle in accepting that things have changed, and that we need to adapt beyond the very short-term rules imposed
Attention is on attempting to continue existing work in limiting circumstances
Struggle to currently adapt both work where needed, and to emerging new ways of working that are different than previous practices and mindsets
Vague, unstructured thinking about long-term transformations for leading others, teams and to co-create a ‘new normal’.
The Geneva Leadership Alliance is supporting our community to navigate the disruptions caused by COVID-19 to more quickly establish ways of working that help us all to focus, rebound and lead out of crisis.
We are offering two webinars, as a start.
27 May, 10:00 -11:30. Crisis, Recovery & Transformation: How to lead thru crisis and create positive legacy afterwards.
The first live session will address specific dynamics at work in different phases of this COVID-19 crisis. This session takes a closer looker at “what” you do now and “how you lead through a crisis” to determine what long-term effects (positive and negative) will be left on people and your organization.
Head Crisis Management Cluster, GCSP
Co-Director, Geneva Leadership Alliance
Head Leadership Cluster, GCSP & Co-director, Geneva Leadership Alliance.
3 June, 10-11:30 Resiliency thru Crisis
The second session will introduce specific practices and tactics to nurture resilience through the crisis. This particular crisis is more of a marathon rather than a sprint, so this session will help you to learn specific practices that help you remain strong over time.
Episode 21: Hemispheric Security and Leadership
In recent months, the Latin American region has experienced an upsurge in protests. And as the region struggles to cope with a wave of COVID-19 we discuss the region's challenges with Dr. Christopher Sabatini, Senior Research Fellow for Latin America, US, and the Americas Program at Chatham House. And as global leaders are in the spotlight as they try to cope with the global consequences of the pandemic, we spoke to Dr. Patrick Sweet, co-director of the Geneva Leadership Alliance about an opportunity for leaders to develop their skills.
COVID19 Webinar Series Session 8: What next for Agenda 2030? COVID19, inequality, and the SDGs
Covid-19 Webinar Series Session 8: What next for Agenda 2030? What next for Agenda 2030? The COVID-19 crisis, inequality, and the future of the SDGs
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. In just three months it has spread globally, infected nearly 5 million people, and put half the world in lock-down. With supply chains disrupted, and even multi-national businesses threatened, the economic slowdown has delivered a deeper, more rapid shock than the 2008 global financial crisis. And the accompanying socio-economic impact on health, wellbeing and livelihoods threatens to derail the global compact to “leave no-one behind” that underpins Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.
This webinar will feature presentations on how the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have affected and are affected by social and economic inequalities, and the likely impacts on the achievement of the SDGs. Focusing on the latest evidence from nutrition; education; women, children and adolescent’s health and gender equality, the panel will make recommendations for urgent action to stem growing inequality and “leave no-one behind” – and will set out their prescriptions for a sustainable, fair and secure post-COVID world.
■ Ms Brenda Killen, Fellow, Executive in Residence, GCSP;
■ Dr Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN);
■ Mr Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD;
■ Dr Elizabeth Mason, Co-Chair, UN Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman Every Child;
■ Dr Roopa Dhatt, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Women in Global Health.
■ Dr Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global Risk, GCSP.
COVID19 Session 7 Session 7: The New Business as Usual? Environment and COVID-19
Since its emergence, Covid-19 has already fundamentally changed the fabric of our society and impacted the global geopolitical landscape, but in what ways?
Covid-19 Crisis: Global Crisis, Global Risk and Global Consequences is a new webinar series that examines various possible and visible consequences of the current crisis including its strategic and economic implications, impact on global governance, on gender or the role of technology.
The webinar is free and conducted in English. The first webinar session will provide an overview of the strategic, global health security, crisis management, governance, economic and financial implications of this crisis.
2020, the year of the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day was hoped to be a year of courageous decisions taken during several international conferences and negotiations. Instead, resources and focus have been transferred to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. What does this mean for the future of the environmental action? How does the current emergency impact environment? What can we learn from this experience? What will be the new “business as usual” when the pandemics subsides? Are we ready for the future emergencies linked to the environment? In this webinar we are going to provide you with the analysis of the links between the environment and COVID-19.
Episode 20: Leadership and other stories
The response to the Coronavirus pandemic is evolving, and at this time, we still don't know how long the crisis will last. Currently, it's difficult to make the right choices to get through the disruption caused by COVID-19. We discuss these issues with Peter Cunningham who is the founder and co-director of the Geneva Leadership Alliance. And as extreme measures to handle the current situation appears to have become the norm in a short period of time, some of these have a direct impact on people's data and digital privacy, as information is widely shared across organisations and countries. Earlier we spoke to Helen Shapiro, who is the founder at Vegvísir consulting. Helen has been working in physical risk management and compliance for over 15 years.