An

invitation to the launch of the COVID Youths Survey

Tuesday July 21, 2020

Concord alumnus Ian Soh, Founder of youth movement #MoreViralThanTheVirus, would like to invite the Concord community to an important webinar this week with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The EPI-Win Webinar, ‘The role of young people in "infodemic management" during the COVID-19 pandemic’ takes place Thursday 23 July: 15:30-16:30 Geneva, 09:30-10:30 Washington, 19:00-20:00 Delhi. You can register here. And the webinar also coincides with good news regarding another event – as for the upcoming celebration of International Youths Day, “WHO has invited UNESCO, UNICEF and UNFPA to the launch of the COVID Youths Survey” according to Ian, who left Concord is 2019. And the purpose of the short survey is to gather input from youth around the world on:
  • COVID-19 sources of information and guidance
  • Current attitudes about the pandemic
Said Ian: “This COVID Youths Survey was developed with technical support and input from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “We’ve also recently collaborated with the International Federation of Medical Students (IFMSA), Global Shapers and Health and Information Literacy Access Alliance (HILA Alliance - GAPMIL/UNESCO). “The results of this survey will be shared in the form of a youth report planned to be released on International Youth Day on 12th August 2020.” Ian added: “The results will also be shared with the WHO and UNESCO, as well as other organisations and institutions to support future studies.” Speaking of the aims of the survey, Ian stated that he wished for ‘relevant actions to take place at different levels to better deliver information for youth’, so that organisations can act on current fears and concerns that young people may have about the pandemic. “I would like to thank my team, for without them, this would not have been possible. “And I would like to extend my thanks to Mr and Mrs Hawkins and the whole of Concord for constantly imparting opportunities for the students and alumni of the college.” To support Ian and #MoreViralThanTheVirus, and to make a positive difference to global communications concerning COVID-19, please take part in the survey at https://covidyouthsurvey.com/