for employability and entrepreneurship
Lamine Kane, Aliou Guissé and Latyr Diouf
After connecting online, Lamine Kane of the sub-Saharan Africa Participatory Action Research Network (REPAS) and Juliet Millican from the University
of Brighton used a travel grant from the British Council to meet for exploratory discussions in Dakar with members of REPAS, the Department of Applied
Economics (ENEA) at Cheikh Diop University (UCAD), and nearby local communities. These discussions led to the joint preparation of a
Indigenous heritage and the complex
figure of the curator:
foe, facilitator, friend or forsaken?
Current critical issues, such as decolonisation, truth and reconciliation,
span the interconnected networks of peoples, places, practices and artefacts
which draw museums and their curators into complex and ever-changing
spheres of engagement in today’s globalised world. While curation is a recognised and respected profession, the proliferation of communityengagement since the 1980s has brought increased awareness of the importance
Frédéric Le Marcis, Luisa Enria, Sharon Abramowitz, Almudena-Mari Saez, and Sylvain Landry B. Faye
). They relied on grassroots
community actors, classic figures of humanitarian work or development ( Olivier de Sardan, 2005 ): chiefs, women,
elders and youths seen as legitimate actors, able to both represent and influence
the ‘community’ – that is, to be intermediaries of communityengagement between the intervention and local populations. This article shows how
both the legitimacy of these actors embodying the response and eventually the
intervention itself was contested
In this broad sweep, Mayo explores dominant European discourses of higher education, in the contexts of different globalisations and neoliberalism, and examines its extension to a specific region. It explores alternatives in thinking and practice including those at the grassroots, also providing a situationally grounded project of university–community engagement. Signposts for further directions for higher education lifelong learning, with a social justice purpose, are provided.
holistic ECD that covers the five domains. Guidance should include clear definitions for young children and caregivers, describe key actions for implementation for each of the five domains, include indicators for monitoring and evaluation and use accessible language for non-experts. This could be a catalogue outlining where to find each of these elements in existing materials or a repackaging of the information in one place.
Finally, additional consultations and research on national and organisation-specific guidance, communityengagement in standards and guidance, and
Most mainstream discourses on humanitarian security would not consider the communityengagement of a team of anthropologists in three West African countries during the Ebola
epidemic of 2014–16 as directly related to security – and their article in
this special issue on ‘Security and Protection’ hardly touches on security
as its own topic. Instead, it provides a detailed account of the need for a thorough
understanding of social relationships when defining, and thus securing, humanitarian
Debates Surrounding Ebola Vaccine Trials in Eastern Democratic Republic of
Myfanwy James, Joseph Grace Kasereka, and Shelley Lees
five-month suspension caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We established a social
science team which worked in collaboration with the trial to explore local
experiences of the trial. The aim was to produce academic research that could
help inform the intervention, while also providing critique and maintaining
academic independence. This required a delicate balance: the social science
study remained distinct from the communityengagement activities of the trial
Matthew Hunt, Sharon O’Brien, Patrick Cadwell, and Dónal P. O’Mathúna
concerns in humanitarian action. They are
linked to justice in information distribution and the capacity for two-way
communication among crisis responders, and between local populations and responders.
As well as avoiding various harms, linguistic mediation supports other values held
to be important by humanitarian actors, including inclusivity, accountability,
dignity, communityengagement and respect ( Crack
et al. , 2018 ). The ethics of crisis translation also
Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
2014, witnessed first-hand the impact of the pictures on the visitors.
Source: Pete Muller/Prime for the Nobel Women’s Initiative exhibition ‘Beauty in the Middle’, www.beautyinthemiddle.org/ .
Overall, Communications Officers learn much of their trade on the job. According to Leclair of WUSC, ‘conversations to better use visual media’ and ‘embed them in other products’ never stop. From their immediate predecessors, they inherited specific traditions of ‘communityengagement’ with visual media. The CRC, for instance, offered Falconer the opportunity of
A Response to the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs Special Issue on Innovation in Humanitarian Action (JHA, 1:3)
McClelland , I. and Hill , F. ( 2019 ), ‘ Exploring a Strategic Partnership to Support Local Innovation ’, Humanitarian Exchange Special Feature: Communication and CommunityEngagement in Humanitarian Response
74 , 21 – 4 .
McClure , D. and Gray , I. ( 2015 ), ‘ Engineering Scale Up in Humanitarian Innovations Missing Middle ’, IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Seattle, WA , pp.
114 – 22 .
Sandvik , K. B. (
2019a ), ‘ Starting the Ethical Journey: Reflections on Ethical Issues