It’s OK to Talk is an adolescent and youth-focused programme started in 2016, which aims to increase awareness about mental health and wellbeing, so that more young people feel able ...
Innovative engagement projects in Cambodia and Kenya receive Oxford's Public Engagement with Research Award
Congratulations to the community engagement teams at Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) for their Public Engagement with Research Awards
Read more about MORU's drama project, that helped spread the word about vaccines in remote villages in Cambodia, here
Read more about KWTRP's School Engagement Programme, that brings science and health research to Kenyan schools, here
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Viet Nam (OUCRU) is currently looking for a Freelance Public Engagement Editor and Writer for 1 year. It is expected that the Freelancer will be based in the UK, or elsewhere, but will need to be able to travel to Ho Chi Minh City for periods during the appointment. Find out more about the opportunity and how to apply here
This autumn Wellcome will be announcing new partnerships that will allocate funding to innovative public engagement projects. To allow them to do so, they have closed the Public Engagement Fund. There is a blog on their website explaining more about the changes
We are currently working on an exciting new strategic plan to mark Mesh's 3rd birthday in Autumn 2019. Mesh is governed by a Steering Committee composed of leaders and experts in community engagement based in Africa, Asia, the UK and the USA. This group is providing essential advice and support on the future of the project. Find out about the current members here
New Report: Global expert group highlights need for better community engagement during global health emergencies
An international group of experts in community engagement has identified urgent measures to foster involvement of local communities in emergency research. A workshop held in Dakar, Senegal in March 2019 brought together experts from survivor, policy, research, and implementing organisations with experience of conducting community engagement in research during humanitarian crises. Read the resulting report here and a summary letter from the authors published in the Guardian here
Strong leadership and greater capacity is required for community engagement to reach its full potential and engage as many diverse communities with science as possible. In October 2018, the Wellcome Trust International Engagement Workshop brought together key practitioners, leaders and stakeholders from across Africa and Asia to explore the issue. Discover the new resources here
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Project Background UNICEF Communication for Development is seeking comment on draft documents outlining proposed minimum standards for community engagement and indicators for measurement for development ...
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/