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Guide: The Principles of COVID-19 Vaccine Communications

  This short and concise practitioner's guide, developed in partnership with Purpose and the United Nations Verified initiative, lays out principles for building trust, acceptance and demand for vaccinationDownload it HERE

Opportunity: SSHAP launches Social Science Fellowship Programme

  The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) has launched its inaugural Fellowship Programme beginning in May 2021 and is looking for future leaders in social science who are able to apply their knowledge in humanitarian emergencies. Application deadline: 1 March 2021 09:00 GMT. Apply HERE

New on Mesh: Bate Papo Vacina! in Mozambique 

Read this featured article on Mesh from Village Reach describing their project on barriers to vaccination in Mozambique. The team will be adding regular posts on different aspects of the work in the coming months. The latest post introduces their 'Caregiver Researchers'. Find out more HERE

Submit your work: The Early Years global art & science exhibition

  This new online exhibition from UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance aims to start a conversation about the importance of the first 1000 days of a child's life. Submit your creative pieces by 15 March 2021 (inc. art, photography, digital illustration, short films) and find out more HERE

Survey: How does gender bias affect your work?

  Part of The Humanitarian Gender Study, this survey is exploring how gender bias impacts on those who work in the humanitarian sector, which can include health research and engagement. Complete the survey by 15 March 2021 in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Swahili or Amharic HERE

Online Event: Managing Antimicrobial Resistance through Behaviour Change

  This year's Uppsala Health Summit will be delivered in a virtual and interactive format and will focus on drug resistance. The goal is to bring different perspectives together, to address already identified challenges and dilemmas for better health globally. 15-18 March 2021. Register and find out more HERE

Published Literature: Sci Comm Research - an Empirical Field Analysis

  This in-depth empirical analysis of the research field in science communication looks both at strengths and weaknesses of research in the field, and a reflects on its future needs and perspectives. Find out more and access a summary of the main findings HERE

Field Guide: Vaccine Misinformation Management

UNICEF and partners have created this guide to help organisations to address the global infodemic, counter vaccine misinformation and foster demand for immunisation. Visit the guide's web page HERE or download the PDF HERE

Festival: SciFest Africa 2020

    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

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

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

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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