COVID-19 Webinars

In this selection of webinars from OPHI and the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), we share our latest research on COVID-19 responses.

Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for preparedness, response and recovery to health emergencies, including COVID-19

13 April 2021, 13:00 – 14:15 CET, on Zoom

Brief Description: Co-organized by the Gender, Equity, and Human Rights Team in the Office of the Director-General and Health Emergencies Programs, WHO/HQ, this webinar seeks to describe how measurements of multidimensional poverty and vulnerability can be used in preparedness, response and recovery from health emergencies, including in the COVID-19 context.

This webinar is a part of the ‘WHO Global Webinars on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on Equity and the Social Determinants of Health’ series and it also constitutes part of the knowledge exchange events being convened for World Health Day 2021 on Health Equity.

Oliver Morgan, Director, Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment, WHO
Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Atal Khan Gardiwal, Field Operations Director, National Statistic and Information Authority (NSIA), Afghanistan
Juan Daniel Oviedo, Director, National Statistics Department (DANE), Colombia
Elsa Servellon, Director, National Center for Social Sector Information (CENISS), Honduras
Riyaza Fathimath, Deputy Statistician, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Maldives
Christine Brown, Christine Brown, Head, WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development
Princess Nothemba Simelela, Assistant Director-General for Strategic Priorities, WHO

Recording of the 13 April event

Multidimensional Poverty and Environmental Sustainability in Indonesia in the recovery process from COVID-19

On 18th March 2021, the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia, the Ministry of Research and Technology, the Republic of Indonesia, and OPHI co-hosted a webinar to bring together a panel of experts to discuss how to address multidimensional poverty and environmental sustainability in the context of the current pandemic.

The webinar was the first step to strengthen research collaborations between Indonesian and UK researchers in the fields of poverty, welfare and the environment and is part of the continuation of the UK-Indonesia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Sciences (UKICIS).

Prof Ari Kuncoro (University of Indonesia)
Prof Bambang Brodjonegoro (Ministry of Research, Indonesia)
Prof Sabina Alkire (OPHI)
Prof Ismunandar (Ministry of Research and Development, Indonesia)

Dr Putu Geniki Natih (OPHI)
Dr Teguh Dartanto (FEBUI)
Prof Arief Anshori Yusuf (SDG centre, Universitas Padjadjaran)
Dr Masita Dwi Manessa (FMIPA)
Dr Rimawan Pradiptyo (FEB Universitas Gadjah Mada)

Recording of the 18 March event
Press release of the 18 March event

Oxford Development Talks

11 June 2020‘Health, Poverty and Human Development’, LSE and University of Oxford, featuring Dr Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI.
18 May 2020‘How Covid-19 Will Affect the Global Poor’, Dr Sabina Alkire,  Director, OPHI.

MPPN webinar series

28 May 2020 –‘Using the MPI as a Tool for Crafting Government Responses’.
This webinar from the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network features two presentations. Sabina Alkire and Monica Pinilla from OPHI introduce the Multidimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI) which can identify those most vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 to protect and focus the emergency response on the poor and newly poor. Juan Daniel Oviedo, Director of the National Statistics Office of Colombia (DANE) presents the experience of Colombia in using MPI alongside other data to identify the households which might be the most vulnerable to the shocks of the COVID-19 emergency.