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And we are Launched!

On the 21st September we held our first launch of Mesh at the Ethics and Politics of Community Engagement Conference in Oxford, UK.

After months of development Mesh is ready for the wider world and we look forward to sharing and developing it with you.

A video of the launch is coming soon.

Participatory Seminar on Global Health Diplomacy and Engaging in Multi-Stakeholder Diplomacy for Health

9-11 November 2016, Geneva, Switzerland 

Deadline: 26 September 2016

Whilst not community engagement specific this will no doubt be of interest to many Mesh members. For more information visit the upcoming events page.

New postgraduate pathway for building expertise and research capacity in public science engagement - South Africa 

Deadline: 30 September 2016 (for 2017 start)

Open to: South African citizens

From 2017, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, offers a new specialisation option within the long-standing M.Phil (Science, Technology and Society) programme at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), where the country’s first research chair in science communication is hosted.

Drawing on global research and current trends in public engagement theory and practice, the course will focus on the specific challenges of the African context. The modular structure of this programme makes it possible to combine work and study.

For more information, visit the Mesh upcoming training and events page.

Evaluation Month is Over, But Evaluation Continues to be Key

You can still browse dozens of new resources on how to evaluate community engagement using our handy evaluation map to find what you need which we will continue to add to as you send us your additions and comments.

We also added a host of new resources and Mesh introductions to approaches and methods in evaluation including Outcome Mapping, Theories of Change and Stories of Impact alongside other sets of guides, tools and case studies like evaluating arts based engagement and guides to starting out your evaluation.

Keep sending us your resources and ideas for the evaluation map so that we can build the Mesh evaluation landscape together.

 

New Media Training for Scientists from SciDev.Net

SciDev.Net has published a new online media training course for scientists, with discounts available for scientists from the global south.

For more information visit the Mesh e-learning page or go directly to the SciDev.Net site.

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