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Tell us about your training needs by 12 April 2021

Mesh is working with the UK's NIHR to develop a new interactive online training course which will give an introduction to community engagement and involvement with global health research. Help us determine which topics or themes should be included. Find out more HERE. Complete the survey by 12 April 2021 HERE

NEW: Get involved before 14 April 2021

Mesh, Eh!woza and Interfer are leading a new project exploring the role that engagement experts, creatives, community groups and other types of organisations play in health engagement. We are planning a series of interactive events. Share your ideas by 14 April 2021 and get involved HERE

eLearning: Online and Media Writing

  Do you want to hone your science writing skills? This short online course from The Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol, UK, will give participants the confidence and know-how to write clear, engaging stories that stay true to the science. 10 week course starting on 19 April 2021. Apply and find out more HERE

Video: How to publish a paper in science communication

    In this video, Hans Peter Peters (Public Understanding of Science), and Emma Weitkamp (Journal of Science Communication - JCOM) talk about the criteria on which they base their editorial decisions and offer tips on how to submit papers to these journals. English with subtitles in Portuguese. Watch it HERE

Conference: PCST Virtual 2020+1

                              This re-scheduled global conference will take place online and bring together practitioners, educators and researchers in science communication from 24 to 27 May 2021. Registration closes: 30 April 2021. Read about the themes and register HERE

Opportunity: Grant reviewing by community members

The NIHR is looking for patients, carers and community members living in low- and middle-income countries to help review research funding proposals in the area of injuries and emergency care. Complete the online application by 31st May 2021. Find out more HERE

Open Call: Become the science engagement breakthrough of 2021

  Do you run a Science Engagement project that actively engages the public with science, or do you know someone who does? Apply or nominate before 15 June 2021 to get the chance to showcase your project on stage at Falling Walls Engage 2021 (November 2021). Find out more HERE.

Publish your research: New Research topic in Frontiers in Public Health

  The leading multi-disciplinary journal, Frontiers in Public Health, has launched a new Research Topic on Public and Community Engagement in Health Science Research: Openings and Obstacles for Listening and Responding in the Majority World. Submit your your article by 15 August 2021 and find out more HERE

Webinar recording: SBCC Takeaways from the COVID-19 Pandemic

On 24 March the International SBCC Summit held a webinar exploring lessons, takeaways and recommendations for social and behavior change communication programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who were unable to attend, English and Spanish versions of the recording are availabe HERE

Toolkit: Responsive Dialogues on Antimicrobial Resistance 

Addressing drug-resistant infections requires working with and for the most affected communities. Wellcome’s Responsive Dialogue toolkit enables the public, policy makers, experts and others to co-create solutions that inform policies on AMR. Download a copy HERE

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Mesh course: Participatory Visual Methods for Community Engagement

  Would you like to learn about visual methods for participatory engagement including Digital Storytelling and Body Mapping techniques? This free 8 module Mesh course will take you through the different approaches and how you can use them CLICK HERE

AVAC Engage: Free Online Courses

  AVAC's new online learning platform, Engage, is for peer-to-peer resource sharing and collaborative learning. They offer a number of online courses including Good Participatory Practice Online Training CLICK HERE