20th November 2018 • comment
12th February 2018 • comment

The article defines community engagement as a method to improve communities identifying and addressing local ideas, concerns and opportunities. Other definitions are included to demonstrate the variety of perspectives of community engagement by both academics and practitioners in the field. The article also provides a brief description of community engagement in practice and demonstrates two relevant case studies in Sub-Saharan Africa which has led to the creation of two separate community engagement models.

29th January 2018 • comment

Informal Science

by Mesh Editorial team
24th January 2018 • comment

A collaboration across Latin America and the Caribbean has led to publication of the first guide on accessibility for science centres within the region. 

8th January 2018 • comment

Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, undersecretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies gave the keynote at the Medicine Sans Frontiere annual Scientific Day 2017.  Her message was that humanitarian work needs to work far closer with local populations before, during and after humanitarian action. She emphasises five key principles to achieving this all of which would be relevant to those working in engagement with research in low income settings as well as humanitarian aid workers.

22nd October 2017 • comment

Review of 2017 publication containing 47 essays on science communication through broadcast, social media and scientific publication channels.

29th September 2017 • comment

Guide: Community Toolkit

by Mesh Editorial team
10th August 2017 • comment
10th August 2017 • comment
4th August 2017 • comment

Project Report: TrypanoGEN

by Mesh Editorial Team
3rd July 2017 • comment

Project Report: The Lucky Specials

by Mesh Editorial Team
9th June 2017 • comment

Mwangi Chege, participant of the 2017 Wellcome Trust workshop "It’s Complicated: navigating scientific complexity in public and community engagement" reflects on learning from the workshop. In particular, the Kenyan premiere of The Lucky Specials, a feature film designed as both entertainment and engagement with audiences about Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis and the importance of drug adherence.

10th May 2017 • comment

An online Research Communication Guide produced as part of a series of Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) learning materials.

16th August 2016 • comment

Information about Citizen Science Reporters (CSR), a group in Southeast Asia that runs workshops to teach community members how to film and edit video documentaries using a smart phone. The videos are then used to explore health issues faced by the community.

11th April 2016 • comment