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Civil Society Study Group Webinar: Coping strategies of NGOs during COVID-19


CSSG webinar 29 june

When: 29th June, Time: 2.00-3.30pm (Irish Standard time)

Chair: Dr Ibrahim Natil, Dublin City University

Host: Dr Nita Mishra, University College Cork and Convernor of DSAI Civil Society Study Group

Registration at this link:  Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Coping strategies of NGOs during Covid19.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.




In this webinar, speakers bring in NGO experiences of the impact of COVID-19 on their work and discuss coping strategies adopted to continue/discontinue their work, and evidence-based suggestions for the sustainability of development interventions.



2.00-2.05pm                      Introductions (NM)

2.05-2.10pm                       Chair (IN)

2.10-2.20pm                       PECUC (AM)

2.20-2.30pm                       GFCD (LVS)

2.30-2.40pm                      Volunteers (MS)

2.40--2.50pm                     AOCV (NZ)

2.50-3.00pm                      World Vision India (SB)

3.00-3.25pm                       Q&A and wrap up (Chair)

3.25-3.30pm                       Thank you (NM)



  • Megna Sundar, Student Volunteer in Peace Corp, Georgia (now at the University of Chicago)
  • Anuradha, People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC), India
  • Son, Gender, Family, and Community Development (GFCD), Vietnam
  • Newton Zulu, Alms Ovc Centre Vision, Zambia
  • Samuel Blesson, World Vision India


Megna Sundar, Volunteer, Peace Corps, Georgia

Megna Sundar has a degree in law and began her career working for a corporate law firm in Mumbai, India.  Her interest in social impact led her to join the Peace Corps where she served in the Republic of Georgia from 2018 to 2020. Megna is currently enrolled at the University of Chicago where she will be pursuing a graduate degree in Public Policy.

Ms. Anuradha Mohanty, People’s Cultural Centre, People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC)

Ms. Anuradha Mohanty is the Executive Director of People’s Cultural Centre, People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) a leading development organization in Odisha, India. She has 30 years of experience working in social sector with children, women, elderly & indigenous people. She has is also a trainer/ resource person in different NGOs, Government institutions, Media houses, on Child Right& laws, Ecological rights of children, Laws related to women, and Gender.                                           

Newton Zulu, Alms OVC Centre, Zambia

Alms OVC Centre is a community based organization which was established in 2003 . its existence is in Zambia and operates in the city of Ndola. Focus area of programming is on sexual reproductive health issues among adolescents and women in own communities.

Le Van Son

Mr. Le Van Son is a Director of The Research Centre for Gender, Family and Community Development (GFCD). He has 18-years of working experience in project management, project evaluation and using qualitative research methods. GFCD is a Vietnamese non-governmental organization located in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The mission and vision of GFCD is to build a equity and gender equality society, protecting the legitimate rights and interests of women; joining hand to build well-being, equal, progressive and happy family for an equitable, democratic and civilized society. The key interventions of GFCD includes research, training and intervention projects.

Samuel Blesson, World Vision India

Samuel Blesson has over 12 years of experience in the non profit sector. Currently is the head of emergency relief, world vision India, he provides leadership for emergency relief, recovery and risk reduction projects for WV in India.


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