This guide is authored by public engagement staff across Wellcome Africa & Asia programmes and it shares their learning from setting up and running seed funding grant schemes to support engagement projects embedded in research

2nd June 2021 • comment

This tool from AVAC in intended to help guide stakeholder engagement in COVID-19 research. Built from the Good Participatory Practice Guidelines for Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials (GPP), it responds to needs expressed by both researchers and advocates.

19th May 2021 • comment

UNICEF C4D's Minimum quality standards and indicators in community engagement provide globally established guidance on the contribution of community engagement in development practice as well as humanitarian action.

19th May 2021 • comment

The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) consortium's Community Engagement Working Group was established in 2015. They have developed preliminary Guidelines on CE to support genetics and genomics research

2nd March 2021 • comment

This report from Hilo Consultants Ltd outlines the key themes arising from a workshop session held in October 2020 which sought to look at ways of supporting strong practice in engagement within clinical trials.

25th January 2021 • comment

This guide from NCCPE in the UK draws on the expertise around online science engagement and aims to support the development of meaningful and valuable experiences online.

9th September 2020 • comment

This article gives a brief introduction to the Mesh Community Engagement Network's Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022 including the theory of change and streams of activity

14th July 2020 • comment

This 2019 report was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to catalyse future discussion amongst a broad set of stakeholders about ways of strengthening community and public engagement in global health

24th May 2019 • comment

Embedding Engagement in Research

by Mesh Editorial Team, Imran Khan
13th February 2019 • comment

This article draws on experience of designing and implementing community engagement in Laos for Targeted Malaria Elimination (TME). It identifies five key elements of effective community engagement for mass antimalarial administration in this setting.

30th April 2018 • comment
12th February 2018 • comment

This study, which took place in the U.S, may be of interest to Mesh readers interested in the power of 'community voice' on decision-making in health policy and research.  

6th October 2017 • comment

A toolkit of methods and guidance on collaborative decision making and community planning.

29th September 2017 • comment

A summary of a report exploring Community Engagement, what it means to global health researchers and its relationship to research ethics. 

29th September 2017 • comment

An article published in Social Science & Medicine summarising the rationale for community engagement in research. The article draws upon published literature and local findings to outline the process of community engagement in Kilifi, Kenya and to describe issues emerging from its development and early implementation. It also briefly reviews literature on Community Advisory Boards and a range of related ethical, methodological and contextual issues related to developing effective methods for community engagement.

13th September 2016 • comment

Community Engagement and the Human Infrastructure of Global Health Research

by Katherine F King, Pamela Kolopack, Maria W Merritt, Jim Lavery

This paper proposes an ethical framework for Community Engagement. The framework is grounded in the insight that relationships between the researcher and the community extend beyond the normal bounds of the researcher-research participant encounter and are the foundation of meaningful engagement.

2nd June 2016 • comment