We have set this group up, and this specific topic, to ask you to tell us who you are and what you would like to get out of Mesh.
Tell us a little about who you are, what you do, where and why you do it and how Mesh could be a valuable tool for you.
Welcome Chris! Can you tell us a bit about what you do and your interest in community engagement?
hey mesh, this is chris from jinja uganda, happy to join this great network
Hi Abraham, great to have you as part of the network. And it's fantastic to hear about your holistic approach to health engagement in Botswana. We look forward to you sharing more of your experiences on Mesh.
Hi everyone! I am a communication and public engagement practitioner working on creating ecosystems to enable scientific development to thrive. I work with scientists, creative industry people, policy makers, media practitioners, business community and civil society representatives to build strategies that enable stakeholders to find value in each others work. My work specialises in building projects and networks that bring inclusive economic growth among various communities and stakeholders, thus creating effective ecosystems.
I am a social impact innovator, sustainable development practitioner working at the intersection of women health and livelihoods. I am here to connect and learn more about public engagement in health research.
Iam a Participatory Community Engagement Practitioner passionate about how much health indices can be improved using sustainable creative strategies that are community driven and people oriented. I studied Theatre Arts and have been in practice for some years.I hope to interface with like minds on this platform to forge common grounds together
I describe myself as a Human Services, Civic Engagement and Social Justice elite. Am particularly interested on Disability Inclusive development especially on domains of health, education, employment and information.
The aforementioned agenda has led me towards formation of a Disability Advocacy Coalition in Kenya as I seek on resource mobilization opportunities to engage with the levels of governments in Kenya to ensure persons with disabilities are meaningfully engaged in the national development agenda.Attached files: I_stand_for_disability_rights_P.jpg
2001 to 2005.
And I have several training on Basic Computer Knowledge Skill, Public Health Emergency Managements, Malaria Indicator Survey and HIV care and treatment Updates Training for Health Program Managers. Now I am so very interested to improve my education level at your institution.
Some inspiring work there.
Here are some of the youtube links of our recent projects using arts for health communication
Killi Anandachi – 2015 – Maharashtra
Naari Ki Chaupaal – Ahmedabad
Chabi Khushiyon Ki - 2011 – Jharkhand
Majama Chho!( Are you well!) - 2009/10 - Chhotaudepur and Ahmedabad
I describe myself as a communicator, and artist and an activist. We use arts to bring social change. I head the department at the prestigious arts academy in India, DARPANA academy of performing arts. We at Darpana develop innovative ways to communicate the health issues. We have worked with many national and international organisations like UNICEF, Mc Arthur Foundation, USAID, John Hopkins University Center for Communication Program and many more. We now feel that we must reach out of India to those who believe in arts and its potential for behavior change.
Hi All. As the coordinator of Mesh I wanted to thank you for sharing your work with us.
Noni, your point about creating well evaluated best practices in engagement is a good one. We have a selection of good practice guides on the site but if you know of others let me know and I can add them to share with the mesh community. I'd also be interested to hear whether there are other roles Mesh could play in achieving this.
Corolyne, yours sounds like work that others in the community would be very interested in hearing more about. Do you have, or would you be interested in producing, case studies of some of your work to share evaluation, successes and challenges in what you do? I would be happy to help you with this and find a place for them on Mesh. Email me if you are interested: email@example.com
I describe myself as a Journalist, a Linguist and an Anthropological Researcher with research experience in Endangered Languages and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa. I am also the Co-Founder of The Enduring Voices Foundation (EVF), a non-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya that conducts research, training and advocacy on Indigenous peoples’ rights, endangered languages, extinct cultures, health and development issues in coordination with indigenous communities in Kenya and across sub Saharan Africa.
I am particularly interested in raising awareness of dangers of outdated cultural practices like Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Sex For Fish, TER/Wife Inheritance, Samburu Girl-Child-Beading and Underage Child Bride by providing a platform and Infrastructural means through which Indigenous communities can engage with a multi-disciplinary team of Gynaecologists, Medical Researchers, Urologists, Anthropologists and other Stakeholders in open
Public Health Research and Social Anthropological forums and debates.
I am interested in applied in partnering with Researchers engaging communities in: -Public Health Research,
-Engaged/Public Anthropological Research;
-Socio-cultural and Ethnographic Research,
-Indigenous People's Reproductive Health Rights Research;
- Collaborative Research,
Information sharing and Dissemination of Research findings among multidisciplinary and diverse Research teams.
Been mostly a health communicator. Came into research/science engagement/communication about 3 years ago. Working with the KEMRI WT Research Programme in Kenya. Seeking to share our experiences, and learn from others. Perhaps develop some well evaluated best practices in engagement?
To offer contact with Latin America.
To offer participatory methodologies to foster community participation, improve decision-making processes and participatory project evaluation.
Thanks Pearl. Have you tried the Find Collaborators map: https://mesh.tghn.org/community/find-collaborators/
Its a good place to find people working near you or in areas of interest and if you add yourself they can find you too.
Connecting and collaborating with the Industry and Academicians in Public Engagement Projects that will help people in the third world countries.