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Information preparedness and community engagement for El Niño in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region

SSHAP Briefing

El Niño can be viewed as a multi-hazard event, and considerations for information needs cut across different populations and risks, including direct weather-related hazards, reduced agricultural production, greater food insecurity and malnutrition, increased transmission of infectious diseases...

23 November 2023


Strengthening Social Accountability for Meaningful Youth Engagement in Africa

Stories of Change

Following its research which highlighted the key role played by young people in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) developed and delivered a training of trainers on social accountability for meaningful youth...

15 November 2023

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Empowering community engagement and involvement in global health research

This new in-person course offers an opportunity for participants to work through the thorny questions and challenges that arise when undertaking Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) in practice. Find out more and apply now.

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