The right to food is enshrined in the 2010 Kenyan Constitution, stating that ‘every person has a right to be free from hunger, and to have adequate food of ...
COVAX is seeking members for the newly established COVAX Independent Allocation of Vaccines Group (IAVG) and hope for a strong representation of experts from low-resource settings to play a role in supporting fair and transparent COVID-19 vaccine allocation. If you are interested, please apply by 11 January. More details can be found HERE.
The coalition also has an upcoming event organized by the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition Social Science Working Group:
WEBINAR | 14 January 2021, 14:30 GVA | COVID-19 vaccine development – Lessons learned from social science research and community engagement in clinical trials in low-resource settings MORE INFO & REGISTER
Sign up for The SciCommer weekly newsletter, an international round up of the latest news from science communication including articles, podcasts, events listings and job opportunities. The latest issue has a big list of training, shows and activities on offer in 2021. Sign up and find out more HERE
South Africa’s National Science Festival is now online and recognising the importance of plants as foundation for all life on Earth. “Take root…nurture!” will celebrate the International Year of Plant Health as proclaimed by the UN. Running until 31 March 2021. 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
Access a brief report on the recent webinar jointly hosted by SciDev.Net and UNESCO which discussed the impact of the pandemic on journalism, and also find out about SciDev.Net's free science journalism courses HERE
Falling Walls Engage is a global platform for breakthroughs in Science Engagement. Meet this year's Falling Walls Engage winners including education project Navonmesh Prasar in India and The FunLab in Egypt. Find out more HERE and watch the winners session HERE.
Published this autumn, this collection charts the emergence of modern science communication across the world. The first volume mapping investment around the globe in science centres, university courses and research, publications and conferences as well as tell the national stories of science communication. Download it for free from ANU Press HERE
These downloadable and modifiable slides were created by Alun Davies, Social Scientist at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in Kenya. They give a simplified scientific explanation of vaccine development, including the sequence and timeline for clinical studies, ethical review and randomisation. Access the resources 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
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
In December 2019 The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) organised a community consultation workshop in New Delhi, India. The workshop aimed to contribute to a better understanding of gender ...
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 ...
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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'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
This module from our Essential Elements of Ethics elearning course gives an overview to the principles of community engagement with research.
The course has been adapted from the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRCT Center) Ethics Tool Kit.
This short course Research in Global Health Emergencies: Ethical Issues explores 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 (published January 2020).