April, 2021

2021Tue20Apr10:30 AM12:00 PMWEBINAR: Organizational Sustainability and COVID-1910:30 AM - 12:00 PM WebinarTheme:Quality and Accountability,CEPType:WebinarRegister


April 20(Tuesday) 10:30am - April 20(Tuesday) 12:00pm




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Event Details

When: 20th April 2021
What time: 10:30AM to 12:00PM (Pakistan Standard Time)
Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared with registered participants – Register Now
Language: English /Urdu
How long: 90 minutes
Who is it for: Pakistan based NGOs interested in promotion of principled humanitarian actions
Format: Panel Discussion
Moderator & Facilitator: Mr. Arif Jabbar Khan
Panelists: Ms. Anne Masterson, Country Director, Norwegian Church Aid Pakistan.
Mr. Hashim, Country Director, Voluntary Service Overseas


CWSA is a Pakistani humanitarian and development organization addressing factors that divide people by promoting inclusiveness, shared values, diversity, and interdependence. It engages in the self-implementation of projects, cooperation through partners, and the provision of capacity building trainings and resources at the national, regional, and global levels.

Covid-19 has changed and challenged many facets of human life. Besides its effects on businesses, development sector and especially the non-profit organizations have been affected by the virus. Restricted movements mean that access to communities and stakeholders is minimized, thereby impacting on their programming abilities and opportunities. Shrinking economies and focus on internal health issues is translating to a reduction in development funding. These challenges are on top of internal issues of staff care and health while ensuring business continuity.

This Webinar provides an opportunity for development practitioners to share experiences and challenges and look for synergies and opportunities for working together on priority issues.


Understand the short and probable long-term impact of COVID19 on development (including humanitarian) sector in general and NGOs in particular.

Points of Discussion:

  • Impact of COVID19 on Programming
  • Impact of COVID19 on Funding
  • Future of NGOs in the World of COVID19

Register Link


Speakers for this event

  • Arif Jabbar Khan

    Arif Jabbar Khan

    Training Facilitator

    Mr. Khan holds an M.Phil. degree in Public Policy from the National Defense University Islamabad and was awarded the President’s Gold Medal. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering (Water Resource Development) from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Mr. Arif is an Eisenhower Fellow wherein he studied the “Americans with Disabilities Act” during his Fellowship. Mr. Arif is a leadership coach and is currently coaching a number of staff members in public and private institutions. He was the Chief of Party of USAID Ambassador’s Fund Grant Programme and has served Oxfam International as the Global Head of Humanitarian Campaigns, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Southern Africa and East Asia, Country Director in Pakistan and South Africa, in addition to holding other portfolios. He also served as the Country Director Pakistan with Voluntary Service Overseas – VSO, Regional Grants Manager Asia with Child fund International, Director Programme Operations Sri Lanka with Save the Children and Director Operations, Market Development Facility with The Palladium Group.

    Training Facilitator

  • Anne Masterson

    Anne Masterson

    Director of Norwegian Church Aid in Pakistan

    Ms. Anne Masterson is the country Director of Norwegian Church Aid in Pakistan. NCA is a Norwegian faith-based organisation and work only via national CSO/NGOs in Pakistan. Anne has been in her post since September 2018 but has worked for almost 40 years in the field of international development and humanitarian work, the last 12 years as a CD with NCA in Afghanistan, South Sudan and now Pakistan. Anne back ground is in community work among divided populations and peace building work in war and conflict zones. Anne has worked through the HIV Aids crisis in Africa followed by periods working with populations affected and cholera and most recently Ebola. So that experience has certainly informed her thinking on the covid pandemic and the response by international bodies, governments and NGOs national and international

    Director of Norwegian Church Aid in Pakistan

  • Hashim


    Led three large and complex public health and disaster response programs

    Since 2001, he has successfully led three large and complex public health and disaster response programs, supervised thousands of team members, developed strategic relationships with high-level health and government officials, managed operating budgets exceeding $100 million USD, and raised millions of USD to support and expand program operations. Over the course of his career, has skilfully managed internationally diverse teams to deliver critical humanitarian assistance in some of the world’s toughest environments in Sudan and S. Sudan, Ethiopia, Iran, Nepal and Pakistan. He led GOAL’s Sudan program and later in Nepal as a Country Director. Led the country programs, overall accountable and responsible for operations. I collaborate with donors, private sector, UNs agencies, ministries, and government offices, among other agencies, to deliver vital housing, infrastructure and public health programs.Currently, as a Country Director for Voluntary Service Overseas International in Pakistan leading VSO Pakistan programs, overall accountable and responsible for VSO operations in Pakistan. Presently engaged in cultivating and soliciting with high-level donors, building collaborating partnership with the local government officials, stakeholders and communities for the safeguard and growth of the programs

    Led three large and complex public health and disaster response programs