The Community of Practice for MHPSS for Children and Families in Emergencies is hosting a roundtable webinar, ‘Climate Change & MHPSS: What are the key issues affecting children and families?’
This webinar is part of a new HIAS-funded initiative, “Joint Response in Ukraine on MHPSS for Children and Families for Local and International Agencies”, in 2022 HIAS, the MHPSS Collaborative and MHPSS.net launched a (recently updated) collection of technical resources and the Children and Families MHPSS Community of Practice (CoP) to support the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of children and families.
Meet the speakers
Viola Graef is a consultant for the MHPSS Collaborative hosted by Save the Children Denmark, and is currently based in Hong Kong. Her research activities focus on the intersection of MHPSS and the climate and ecological crisis, with a particular emphasis on understanding implications for programming and opportunities for integration. She has previously contributed to climate change and health advocacy with the PMNCH and WHO Europe.
Johnson is the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) Programme Manager for the Zimbabwe Country Office. He holds a BSC Honours degree in Sociology. He is a qualified teacher and has a certificate in Special Education. He has accrued 20 years of experience working in Humanitarian response and development programmes. He has managed and coordinated projects in areas of Education, Health, Emergency, HIV, Child Protection, and MHPSS mainstreaming. He has coordinated and managed projects funded by various international donors. The years of Programme work with communities have enabled him to become a valuable resource in humanitarian and development work. Johnson has supported Community workers, building their capacities to support children and families in adversity. Over the years of this impressive career, he has accomplished a wide network with key figures in the Education Sector, the Social Services, Health and other sectors.