Continuity in crisis: A positive story of localisation, innovation and inclusion in Ukraine


What can we learn when the HIV movement and the humanitarian sector work together to enable a localised and inclusive response?

Join us for our upcoming event on July 2 16:00-17:30 at ODI, followed by a drinks and networking reception for those who can join us. You can also join us online: join us online: https://odi-org.zoom.us/j/89665528964?pwd=EirploaQlxgP4QjsRIaATk3zs5Gz4e.1

This event will explore a positive example of collaboration between the HIV movement and the humanitarian sector, showcasing how Alliance for Public Health (APH)*, a leading Ukrainian civil society organisation, scaled up and shifted its focus to respond to the humanitarian crisis following the Russian invasion in February 2022. The case study will reveal how a trusted national organisation with 40 years of experience in HIV programs and links to local networks was able to draw on international humanitarian resources and expertise to more effectively reach marginalised communities.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from the experience of Alliance for Public Health (APH) as a positive story of localisation, innovation and inclusion.
  • Engage in discussions about the intersection of HIV programs and humanitarian action, looking at how these sectors can continue to work together and the mutual benefits collaboration presents.
  • Network with professionals from both the HIV and humanitarian sectors: Alliance for Public Health, Frontline AIDS, Christian Aid, Disasters Emergency Committee and ALNAP.

Key Themes:

  • Localisation and community-led responses
  • Innovative approaches in crisis situations
  • Lessons learned from cross-sector collaboration


David Clark, Director: Programmes and Partnerships, Frontline AIDS


Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director, Alliance for Public Health

Tetiana Deshko, Director: International Programmes, Alliance for Public Health

Juliet Parker, Director, ALNAP

Michael Mosselmans, Head of Humanitarian Division, Christian Aid

Madara Hettiarachchi, Director of Programmes & Accountability, DEC

This is a hybrid but we will be sharing a recording after the session.

*Alliance for Public Health (APH) is a member of the Frontline AIDS partnership, and became a recipient of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Appeal, via Christian Aid’s programme in Ukraine.