“Multi-Stakeholder partnership and voluntary commitment in tackling COVID-19 pandemic: NGO perspective”, Oladeji Sunday Oladipo and Salami Olalekan Michael
The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) among human populations has resulted to death of thousands of people globally. In a bit to proffer workable solutions in curtailing the spread of this virus, a total of eight online webinar zoom meetings within a period of two months were organized by members of Netlink Environmental Conservation Organization with participants drawn across the globe. This online discussion revealed information on preventive and precautionary measures for combating COVID-19, efficacy of restriction order, youth participation in curtailing the spread and its impacts across various human endeavors. An Integrated Inclusive Awareness Model (IIAM) was developed by participants as a way of facilitating information dissemination among the relevant stakeholders. Access to internet service is considered as limitation since the participants are engaged in online zoom meeting. There is need for youth to actively participate in awareness campaign to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Keywords: Coronavirus, information dissemination, Netlink Environmental Conservation Organization, youth participation, zoom meeting