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Evaluating Engagement: Sharing learning from the first Mesh workshop

From 8th-9th March in Naivasha, Kenya, Mesh hosted its first indepth workshop, on evaluating engagement. The workshop, run in collaboration with Kemri-Wellcome and the Global Health Bioethics Network, was attended by a group of participants with extensive and varied experience on the topic and was very well received. The workshop working group are currently collecting together the learning and creating new materials to share with the wider Mesh community. In the meantime, you can read some participant perspectives on the workshop in these blogs or find out about the aims of the workshop here.
Job Opportunity: Public and Community Engagement Manager, Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA)

Mesh members may be interested in this unique leadership role, based in Nairobi, Kenya, which will help to enable research initiatives across Africa to develop high quality, ethical, and creative community and public engagement activities. This job presents a great opportunity to contribute to developing a resilient and innovative research ecosystem in Africa - don't miss out! 
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News from the Field

San people of Africa draft code of ethics for researchers | Science | AAAS
After more than a century of being scrutinized by science, the San people of Africa have unveiled a code of ethics for researchers wishing to study their culture, genes, or heritage. We have added the code to Mesh here.

Global Bioethics Journal waives publishing charges until July
Articles submitted to the Global Bioethics Journal before the end of July 2017 will not need to pay a publishing charge. This may be of interest to Mesh members who wish to publish on the ethical dimensions of their engagement work. Find out more about the promotion, and the new editors who have implemented it, on the journal's website.

Communicating complex issues in neglected tropical diseases
Late last month the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases Festival took place including a showcase on communicating complex issues in Neglected Tropical Diseases. The showcase winners demonstrate an interesting cross-section of engagement and communication strategies and approaches that might be of interest to Mesh members. Browse them here and look out for related resources on Mesh soon.
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