I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in a recent workshop on community and public engagement (CE/PE) evaluation in Kenya. I work in communications and am new ...
From 8th-9th March in Naivasha, Kenya, Mesh hosted its first indepth workshop, on evaluating engagement. The workshop, run in collaboration with Kemri-Wellcome and the Global Health Bioethics Network, was attended by a group of participants with extensive and varied experience on the topic and was very well received. The workshop working group are currently collecting together the learning and creating new materials to share with the wider Mesh community. In the meantime, you can read some participant perspectives on the workshop in these blogs or find out about the aims of the workshop here.
News from the Field
23 May 2017, 1.00 - 2.00pm BST
This free webinar, will look at two arts for health partnerships in African settings. This first part of this webinar will discuss an arts for health partnership responding to one of the world’s fastest-growing health problems, Diabetes. The second half will discuss how ingrained traditions such as pottery and dance can improve health and social exclusion.
Clear Horizons's Complexity-Aware Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Adaption (CAMELA) course will take place 1-5 May in Melbourne, Australia, and there is a 15% discount for those that book in May. The course has been well receieved and the complexity aware form of evaluation it teaches is very applicable to evaluating community engagement activity.
Articles submitted to the Global Bioethics Journal before the end of July 2017 will not need to pay a publishing charge. This may be of interest to Mesh members who wish to publish on the ethical dimensions of their engagement work. Submit your research here using code RGBE-OPEN-2017 or find out more about the promotion, and the new editors who have implemented it, on the journal's website.
Routledge has published the first of its Global Health Communication journal, an open access journal that addresses health questions from multiple perspectives, experiences and cultures.
The journal creates a space for the international research community to advance scholarship around the role of communication processes in global public health, policy and behavior change. Although focussed in description on "communication" the articles in the first issue include multiple examples of high level community engagement work so it will certainly be of interest to the Mesh community.
One of our Mesh users has set up a discussion on Mesh with the aim of sharing experiences, literature and resources around working in communities where there is vaccine hesitancy. If you have something to share, are doing similar work or have questions around the issue join the group, start a topic and add your ideas and materials to the conversation.
There is also a blog post on the issue on our sister site eMOPs.
The San people of Africa have unveiled a code of ethics for researchers wishing to study their culture, genes, or heritage. The three page document was published on 3rd March ...
I’ve just been at an excellent international workshop on community engagement evaluation in research, held in Naivasha, Kenya. It was an exciting opportunity to share experiences and ideas with ...
Accountability is a growing requirement from stakeholders as well as from the public. Projects are expected to be accountable and responsible for their actions and ...
Providing feedback to stakeholders is a good way to keep the engagement on-going and to ensure that this engagement isn’t just focused on getting approval ...
The Global Health Training Centre offers a free and open access e-Learning resource which has been adapted from the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard University (Harvard MRCT) Ethics Tool Kit.
The resource, which can be found here, includes a module on community engagement which may be of interest to MESH users. The module can be viewed here: https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/elearning/education/essential-elements-ethics/essential-element-7-community-engagement/1869/
The Global Health Training Centre offers free research ethics online training adapted from an e-Learning course and resource package designed and produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) for use by internal staff.
The resource, which can be found here, includes a course on engageing with communities which can be found here: https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/elearning/education/research-ethics/engaging-with-communities/1492/