Evaluating Community Engagement: A coming together of great minds! A participant reflection on the Mesh Evaluating Community Engagement Workshop 2017 which aimed to move forward the debates surrounding evaluation by ...
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Free One-Hour Webinar: Digital Storytelling for Global Health and Rights (15th March)
Mesh members may be interested in joining a free webinar from StoryCenter exploring digital storytelling on 15th March 10 am PST/1 pm EST/6 pm GMT.
StoryCenter do community-based work with first-person stories. For the past 12 years their Silence Speaks initiative has been exploring how narrative and participatory media can support international health and human rights education and advocacy. This webinar offers an overview of the theory behind their work and a glimpse of current projects.
News from the Field
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.
Location: Addis Abba, Ethiopia
Date: Monday March 20th-24th, 2017
Registration is open but only a select number of applicants will be accepted for the workshop. More on our upcoming events page.
Book Launch: People’s Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth
Location: Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, UK
Date: 2-5pm, 4 April, 2017
Organisations that undertake research, engagement and policy work are dominated by white middle-class men. The basic question the book attempts to answer is: what happens when these institutions attempt working with the rest of the world, which is different and diverse?”. For further details on the book or to download a FREE ecopy visit the Mesh article.
A small number of travel bursaries are available to allow people to come to the event who would not otherwise be able to travel to Coventry.
To book a place or enquire about bursaries contact: CAWROffice@coventry.ac.uk.
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.
with Mark Booth, Greg Brown, Kathleen Carter, Maurice Clarkson, Lynne Corner, Audley Genus, Rose Gilroy, Tom Henfrey, Kate Hudson, Anna Jenner, Robert Moss, Dermot Roddy, and Andrew Russell Summary In ...
Introduction Organisations that undertake research, engagement and policy work are dominated by white middle-class men. The basic question the book attempts to answer is: "what happens when these institutions attempt ...
when to consult, who to consult, how to record this consultation, what to do with the results (how to feed it back to the project). ...
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 ...
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/