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Presented by Clare Matterson (Director of Medicine, Society and History (MSH) at the Wellcome Trust) at the Public Engagement Workshop, 2-5 Dec. 2008, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, …

Presented by Clare Matterson (Director of Medicine, Society and History (MSH) at the Wellcome Trust) at the Public Engagement Workshop, 2-5 Dec. 2008, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, http://scienceincommunity.wordpress.com/

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    • 1. Science & Community Public Engagement Workshop 3-5 December 2008
    • 2. Global Health Research - Strategy
      • Broaden the research base for scientific endeavour in under-resourced environments
        • - for example, major research capacity strengthening initiatives in Africa and India
      • Support areas of science that have potential for increasing health benefits for people and livestock
      • Support international networks and partnerships focused on problems of resource-poor countries
      www.wellcome.ac.uk/globalhealth
    • 3. Global Health Research - Activities
      • 3000 researchers, 50 countries
      • 5 major overseas programmes
      • Wellcome Trust spend is ~£500 million p.a. with ~£70 million p.a. for international activities
      • Geographical focus Africa, South East Asia, Latin America
      www.wellcome.ac.uk/globalhealth
    • 4. Public Engagement To foster an informed climate within which biomedical science can flourish
          • promote learning, interest and excitement
          • stimulate an informed debate
          • inform national and Trust policy and plans
    • 5. Current International Public Engagement Activities
      • Strengthening capacity for public engagement in major overseas programmes
      • International Engagement Awards
      • Projects funded through Livestock for Life
      • Building network
        • Workshop Dec 08
        • Developing online network
    • 6. Future Plans
          • Public engagement support for researchers based outside the UK
          • Future public engagement workshops
          • Evaluation and lesson learning from Livestock for Life
    • 7.  
    • 8. science communauté ciência comunidad khoa học समुदाय wissenschaft مجتمع 科学 komunitas scienza umma umasipala wetenskap วิทยาศาสตร์ llacta
    • 9.  
    • 10. Key Aims of Workshop
      • To establish links with and between public engagement practitioners
      • To establish a network involving:
        • External relations, communications & engagement staff at the Wellcome Trust’s major overseas programmes
        • Holders of International Engagement Awards
        • UK-based grantholders with an interest in global health
        • Other key stakeholders
      • Develop a shared understanding of the scope of the practice
      • Identify key issues and needs of the group
    • 11. Questions
      • Who does/should do public engagement?
      • What is the role of researchers and what is the role of intermediaries?
      • Who are the intermediaries?
      People
    • 12. Questions
      • Do different types of research need different approaches to engagement?
      Science
    • 13. Questions
      • Who are the public?
      • How can stakeholders or communities be identified and prioritised for engagement?
      Public
    • 14. Questions
      • How can we evaluate the impact of public engagement activities?
      • What measures can we use and who should set these measures?
      Impact
    • 15. Questions
      • How transferable are lessons learned by practitioners between geographical or cultural contexts?
      • Can successful models be rolled out?
      Transferring Learning
    • 16. Four Stories about Science & Community
      • Luisa Massarani, Brazil
      • Hemalatha Somsekhar, India
      • Oby Obyerodhyambo, Kenya
      • Rebecca Gould, UK
    • 17. http://www.dgroups.org/groups/wellcome-engagement/
    • 18. http://scienceincommunity.wordpress.com/