Timeliness and relevance. The first webinars were conducted in April 2020. At that time, organizing webinars, especially in certain African countries, was challenging and innovative. The webinars were responding to a key need from beneficiaries.
Group synergy. The program is a concrete illustration of group collaboration. ITFC partnered with IsDB and provided financial support to the first three webinars' implementation.
South-South approach. The intervention fosters South-South cooperation by showcasing successful home-grown solutions in IsDB member countries to fight the COVID-19, which can be shared within IsDB membership and outside.
In total, nine webinars were organized viewed by 17,500 persons, including more than 6,000 medical and paramedical attendees from 25 African member countries.
Around 120 speakers from 35 countries (member and non-member countries) had the opportunity to share knowledge, best practices and expertise.
As one of the many achievements of this platform, bilateral partnerships were initiated, such as an online certified training program on COVID-19 patient management between Morocco and Mauritania.
Perception survey results
100% of surveyed participants found the platform very useful or useful. For 100% of surveyed participants, the platform was very successful or successful for knowledge sharing. 78% of surveyed participants found the platform very successful or successful in establishing networks and fostering collaboration.