In March 2017, in Naivasha, Kenya, the Wellcome Trust hosted a three-day workshop "It’s Complicated: Navigating Scientific Complexity in Public and Community Engagement".
Visit the workshop page on Mesh to delve into the full workshop content or browse by a theme that interests you:
Introduction to Engagement
Visualisation and Metaphor
Schools Engagement and Hands-on Science
Narrative and Storytelling
Social and Cultural Complexity
Engaging with Genetics and Genomics
From 8th-9th March in Naivasha, Kenya, Mesh hosted its first indepth workshop, on evaluating engagement. The workshop, run in collaboration with Kemri-Wellcome and the Global Health Bioethics Network, was attended by a group of participants with extensive and varied experience on the topic and was very well received. The workshop working group are currently collecting together the learning and creating new materials to share with the wider Mesh community. In the meantime, you can read some participant perspectives on the workshop in these blogs or find out about the aims of the workshop here.
One of our Mesh users has set up a discussion on Mesh with the aim of sharing experiences, literature and resources around working in communities where there is vaccine hesitancy. If you have something to share, are doing similar work or have questions around the issue join the group, start a topic and add your ideas and materials to the conversation.
There is also a blog post on the issue on our sister site eMOPs.
News from the Field
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.
Visit our upcoming events page to find out more about this intermediate course on evaluation relevant to Mesh audiences taking place in Cape Town, South Africa 6-10 November 2017.
The following page links to videos made by scholars around the world (not necessarily part of Global Health Social Sciences itself) and shared on YouTube. Feel free to make general ...
Information sharing and dissemination is one of the pillars of stakeholder engagement. It is also a very challenging activity for innovative vector control activities. A ...
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). ...
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/