This discussion area is for delegates attending the "Trusting, Collaborating and Listening - Engaging Public and Communities with Vaccine Studies" workshop in September and October 2020. Please share your resources, documents and links. Any outstanding questions from the sessions will also be addressed here.
The purpose of this space is to collect and discuss experiences and case studies relevant to stakeholder engagement for projects carrying out research on novel vector control methods. These discussions will feed into the process of outlining best practice principles for stakeholder engagement, which will be drafted at a workshop taking place in April of this year.
The overall goal of this workshop is to synthesis approaches, methods, frameworks and theories used to evaluate community/public engagement and reflect on the usefulness of these approaches in strengthening practices across diverse settings and contexts. Further reading on evaluation approaches, methods, frameworks and theories: https://mesh.tghn.org/evaluation/
Target Malaria and the Kenya Medical Research Institute have convened this workshop to examine issues related to consent and community acceptance in the development of gene drive technologies in African contexts. It is intended to provide direction and recommendations to Target Malaria as it enters its next phase of work. The workshop will not discuss stakeholder engagement in general terms, or reduce engagement to acceptance, but will instead seek to tease out what is meant by consent and acceptance, what practices, requirements and standards could be drawn upon by Target Malaria to ensure decisions are informed and meaningful, and what is the responsibility and role of researchers in this process. PLEASE SEE THE "CONTEXT & INTRODUCTION" TOPIC FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE.
Discuss the preperations and outcomes of the September 2016 Ethics and Politics of Community Engagement in Global Health Research conference in Oxford, UK. This group will host pre-workshop discussions as well as the pre-workshop reading and post-workshop follow up. Further details of the event can be found on the event page (click here). If you would like to start a topic or comment on something you have seen on the event page, please do so. This discussion is join by request only. If you had comments on one of the papers and did not have the opportunity to voice them during the session please add them as comments in the relevant topic groups so that they can be taken forward.