groups » Introduce Yourself to the Mesh Network » Who are you and what do you want from Mesh?

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.


  • helenlatchem helenlatchem 2 Aug 2019

    Welcome Chris! Can you tell us a bit about what you do and your interest in community engagement?

  • christopherlugada LUGADA CHRISTOPHER 27 Jul 2019

    hey mesh, this is chris from jinja uganda, happy to join this great network

  • helenlatchem helenlatchem 22 Jul 2019

    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.

  • abrahammamela Abraham Mamela 21 Jul 2019

    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.

  • twisi twisi 30 Dec 2018

    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.

  • balabode Olabode Moses 6 Sep 2018

    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

  • ngaom81 Ngao Mwavuna 17 Aug 2018

    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.

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  • chuchugbs Abdi Gebissa Geleta 10 Sep 2017

    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.
    Yours truly,

  • saggett Sian Aggett 3 Sep 2017

    Thanks Jignesh,
    Some inspiring work there.
    Best Wishes

  • jignesh jignesh patel 29 Aug 2017

    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

  • jignesh jignesh patel 29 Aug 2017

    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.

  • georgiabladon Georgia Bladon 16 Jun 2016

    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:

  • carolngara Carolyne Ngara 8 Jun 2016

    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;
    -Engaged Activism.
    - Collaborative Research,
    Information sharing and Dissemination of Research findings among multidisciplinary and diverse Research teams.

  • nmumba Noni Mumba 24 May 2016

    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?

  • patriciakistenmacher Patricia Kistenmacher 19 May 2016

    To offer contact with Latin America.

    To offer participatory methodologies to foster community participation, improve decision-making processes and participatory project evaluation.

  • georgiabladon Georgia Bladon 17 May 2016

    Thanks Pearl. Have you tried the Find Collaborators map:

    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.

  • ganpearly ganpearly 15 May 2016

    Connecting and collaborating with the Industry and Academicians in Public Engagement Projects that will help people in the third world countries.

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