Webinar: leading aid organisations with care and compassion during the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The CHS Alliance has long been concerned about aid worker wellbeing because the actions of staff and volunteers underpin each of the 9 Commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).

Staff and volunteers are crucial to the delivery of meaningful, high-quality aid and if they are not well – then they cannot serve well.

As we all navigate this period of uncertainty due to Covid-19 and the many measures now being taken around the world in response to it, it’s more important than ever that we take care of (and show compassion to) ourselves and our colleagues.  Leaders, in particular, play a crucial role in setting the tone and steering their organisations through uncertain times.


  • Christine Sow, CEO of Humentum
  • Reza Chowdhury, Executive Director of COAST Trust
  • Jill Debourg, President at Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross Society
  • Ian Ridley, OCHA, Head of Office, Afghanistan


  • Tanya Wood, Executive Director of the CHS Alliance

This online discussion, which took place on 2 April 2020, aimed to raise awareness about some current resources, good practices and opportunities to come together in solidarity, starting with leaders. Download the webinar’s key takeaways including Q&A with the audience, and watch the recording below.

Watch the webinar