The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is pleased to announce the launch of its new initiative – SEE COVID-19 Response: Public Health Working Group (PHWG). This initiative brings together competitively selected professionals representing the nongovernmental public health sector in Russia and the US to support affected groups in both countries. The PHWG initiative aims to stimulate international collaboration on COVID-19 issues while increasing knowledge-sharing among professionals in the US and Russia. It offers a unique opportunity for applicants to expand their professional networks and gain international perspectives on addressing the impact of the pandemic.
Upon selection, working group members will convene on a weekly basis between December 2020 and January 2021 to discuss the most pressing challenges and share their perspectives on common public health issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. During these brainstorming sessions, members will identify three (3) common high-priority challenges under the larger topics listed in the Request for Applications (RFA) on the SEE website and will propose an eight-month project that will seek to address those challenges. The project is expected to run from February 2021 to September 2021.