This interactive Mesh learning webinar held in September 2020 explored the possibilities for community engagement with health research when we cannot meet in person. What does it take to develop ...
The NIHR Global Health Research Programme is now seeking to appoint a range of individuals to join its Funding Committees to support decision-making, including those who will bring knowledge and experience in Community Engagement and Involvement. Applications from individuals based in LMICs are welcome and encouraged. For more information on the role and how to apply, please visit the NIHR website. The closing date for applications is 10th November.
This series of pre-recorded panel discussions form part of EBODAC's virtual event exploring acceptance and uptake of new Ebola vaccines. They include sessions on 'Trust & Community Engagement' as well as 'Rumour Management'. Watch them here.
Call for proposals which address the ethics of COVID-19 public health preparedness and response. Themes of interest to WHO and PHEPREN include 'Engagement & Communication'. Up to US $25,000. Deadline: 26 October 2020. Find out more HERE
The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is calling for applications from active, emerging health-researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa to participate in its sixth Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop. Deadline for applications: 28 October 2020. Find out more and apply here.
This year's World Science Summit will be a global virtual showcase, with free digital access for everyone. They bring together breakthroughs and outstanding projects in science and society from across the globe. 1-10 November 2020. 500+ speakers, 200+ sessions. Find out more HERE
UGHE's second Hamwe Festival is a collaboration between global health professionals and creatives. The 2020 festival is on the theme of social justice and mental health and will feature discussions on the decolonization of Public Health & Medicine. Held virtually 11-15 November 2020. Find out more HERE
Aimed at those working for NGOs, government or research institutes, IMA International are offering online courses in Knowledge Management and Monitoring and Evaluation for Results starting in November 2020. Find out more HERE
This professional short online course from The Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol, UK, is for those who are new to science communication and want to develop their skills and knowledge. 10 week course starting on 18 January 2021. Apply and find out more HERE
The first part of this Journal of Science Communication special issue looks at the challenges of communicating around COVID-19 in the early spread of the disease in 2020. It presents papers from across the world that demonstrate the scale of the challenge. Published September 2020. Free access to all papers HERE
In this blog post, Parenting Science Gang gives their top seven tips for making the most of Facebook, based on their experience establishing and running a two-year citizen science ...
INTRAC has recently launched M&E Universe – a free online platform designed to guide practitioners with different levels of experience and expertise through all aspects of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E). ...
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The Practice and Ethics of Participatory Visual Methods for Community Engagement in Public Health and Health Science
This FREE 8-module course has been developed for use by engagement practitioners who are relatively new to the field of participatory visual methods and want to learn more about what they are and how to work with them. It is most fitting for those who already have some experience in facilitating participatory processes or in using qualitative research methods. The course also aims to support health science researchers who wish to include visual methods when engaging local communities and wider publics in their work. CLICK HERE TO BEGIN
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 engaging with communities which can be found here: https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/elearning/education/research-ethics/engaging-with-communities/1492/
This specialist short course explores some of the core ethical issues that arise in the conduct of research in global health emergencies – from outbreaks of infectious diseases to natural and human-made disasters. It is entirely based on the peer-reviewed Nuffield Council on Bioethics’ report Research in global health emergencies: Ethical issues (published January 2020). Found out more HERE