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By Brian Caouette | 2 April 2020
Fighting two viruses at once: why a global crisis needs a global response
As a global population, we have never been more dependent on the need for global knowledge transfer. The faster we learn and respond to information from other parts of the world, the more lives can be saved. Incidentally, we have also never been as prepared to connect on a global scale and share that knowledge.
| 1 April 2020
He knew the virus was coming. Here’s how to prevent the next one
OnFrontiers recently spoke with Dr. Dennis Carroll – former director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Emerging Threats Division. He currently serves as Director of the Global Virome Project, a global cooperative scientific initiative to massively lower risk of harm from future viral outbreaks over 10 years, and holds a PhD in molecular biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
| 28 March 2020
Working remotely because of COVID-19 doesn’t have to be difficult
Ross Mayfield, is a serial entrepreneur who ran one of the first Silicon Valley startups to fully integrate what he calls “distributed teams” over 18 years ago. Now, remote work has suddenly become the new normal. Mayfield provides valuable insights into how companies can best operate until public health officials deem it safe to be back in offices and COVID-19 has dissipated.
| 27 March 2020
Introducing the COVID-19 Expert Helpdesk
As we fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the pace of global learning will determine the fate of millions. Learn what OnFrontiers is doing to accelerate global knowledge transfer across regions and technical disciplines, and how you can get involved. COVID-19 forces …
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| 26 March 2020
Frequently Asked Questions for COVID-19 Expert Helpdesk
Q: Does OnFrontiers make money from the COVID-19 Expert Helpdesk? No. OnFrontiers does not charge a fee for connecting organizations and companies with experts in the Helpdesk. OnFrontiers also does not charge a fee for adding experts to the Helpdesk. …
| 25 March 2020
When responding to a crisis like COVID-19 no one can operate in a silo
OnFrontiers spoke with Dr. Sweta Chakraborthy, an expert in our network, about how her background in evidence-based communications skills can play a crucial role in responding effectively to the COVID-19 crisis by helping those who make decisions understand not just existing but also emerging risks.
| 23 March 2020
How we can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic to prepare for future global health disasters
OnFrontiers caught up with David Milestone – an expert in our network in global health and innovation – about what we can already learn from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help the world better cope with the next pandemic or global health crisis because it is never too early to start preparing.
| 20 March 2020
COVID-19 will require a multidisciplinary response
Dr. Sabine Marx is an expert who specializes in decision making and risk perception in times of crisis and uncertainty. She’s one of the experts featured on our COVID-19 Help Desk and we interviewed her to get her insights into how collaboration between different disciplines can have an immediate impact during the crisis.
| 11 March 2020
How can international development organizations prepare their projects for the impacts of Coronavirus?
OnFrontiers spoke with Dr. Maureen Miller from our expert community – an epidemiologist and medical anthropologist – about how International Development organizations can prepare and protect their projects and beneficiaries around the world from the impacts of coronavirus.
| 25 February 2020
How to run an external Red-Team Review
Often times teams utilize external expertise heavily when they are doing their initial capture research for a proposal or tender opportunity. They send teams out to the country to interview technical experts, ask questions about what is currently happening on …
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