Field building leadership initiative: Advancing eco-health in Southeast Asia

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Presented by Dinh Xuan Tung to the Progress Meeting on Ecosystem Approaches to the Better Management of Zoonotic Emerging Infectious Diseases in the South East Asian Region, Bangkok, 10-13 December 2011.

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Field building leadership initiative: Advancing eco-health in Southeast Asia

  1. 2. <ul><li>Scope of presentation </li></ul><ul><li>1. Why was the program set up; </li></ul><ul><li>2. What, where and how it is </li></ul><ul><li>implemented </li></ul><ul><li>3. Outcome </li></ul>
  2. 5. Three interlinked components
  3. 6. 1. Research Component
  4. 7. Research Component Aims To conduct transdisciplinary, multi-institutional, multi-country and site-based Ecohealth research to generate new knowledge and innovative solutions for addressing specific problems related to agricultural intensification To link research with knowledge translation and capacity building of young Ecohealth researchers in countries participating in the FBLI program.
  5. 8. Capacity building <ul><li>1: To develop and implement graduate degree training programs in ecohealth </li></ul><ul><li>Masters / PhD, Mahidol University </li></ul><ul><li>Regional module in Ecohealth </li></ul><ul><li>2: To nurture and support the development of early-career professionals to become future leaders in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate short course on ecohealth developed and launched among universities in the region </li></ul><ul><li>86 future leaders trained through certificate course, and 30 trainees received seed funding for ecohealth practices </li></ul>
  6. 9. Capacity building Regional Training of Trainers (ToT) & research training delivered by ecohealth experts 24 master trainers (trained by ToT) from 4 countries 20 researchers from 4 country sites implement ecohealth research and action learning Master trainers deliver future leaders certificate (86 students) & other courses (e.g., EHRC) Institutionalization of certificate and degree courses in host universities Master trainers deliver degree program (Mahidol University) Ecohealth research projects disseminate results to policy makers and other stakeholders
  7. 10. Capacity building <ul><li>2 : Training of Trainers </li></ul><ul><li>In collaboration with other regional and global ecohealth initiatives: </li></ul><ul><li>Gather existing publicly available ecohealth teaching materials </li></ul><ul><li>Produce Trainer’s Manual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction and overview of ecosystem approaches to health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration and transdisciplinarity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation and participatory action research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disease ecology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approaches to designing and teaching Ecohealth courses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manual Review Writeshop, early 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Share updates and new developments through web platforms, international conferences and other events </li></ul>
  8. 11. Photographed silvered leaf monkey in Dong Sakee – May 2011 © Coudrat C.N.Z. Capacity building <ul><li>ii. Training of trainers workshop & research support </li></ul><ul><li>Target groups: a) faculty, mentors, and other field trainers who will be responsible for developing the graduate and certificate programs, b) researchers, and country-level facilitation/mentoring in participatory action research </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops in Bangkok and in China </li></ul>
  9. 12. Sub component: Future leaders
  10. 13. Knowledge Translation Component
  11. 14. Knowledge Translation Component Policy alliance groups are core vehicle
  12. 15. Networking
  13. 16. Outcomes
  14. 17. <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION </li></ul>

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