How do you navigate power dynamics Participatory Health Research? We need your expertise!

We invite you to join in a conversation, via a participatory online workshop, to discuss and explore power, power sharing and empowerment in Participatory Health Research.

Whether you are involved in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Participatory Action Research (PAR) or any other approach that aligns with participatory principles, we are interested in your views and experiences. We would like to involve researchers from the community, from academic institutions, from health systems and other related organisations, and to gather global perspectives on power while focusing on under-represented voices from the Global South.

The online workshops will take place at the following times:

Workshop Date Time (GMT) Language Region
1 1 June 12:00 – 14:00 English Asia
2 2 June 14:00 – 16:00 English Africa
3 3 June 14:00 – 16:00 English US/Europe
4 9 June 15:00 – 17:00 Spanish Latin America

If you are interested in taking part or would like to find out more information, please contact Beatrice Egid at (@beatrice_egid) or Kim Ozano at (@Kim_Ozano) indicating which workshop you would like to take part in. If you are unable to attend any of the workshops but would like to contribute, please get in touch – we are also encouraging written responses to key questions.

Through these workshops, we aim to understand how empowerment and power sharing are defined, addressed and monitored in Participatory Health Research. These insights will feed into a wider research agenda, in collaboration with the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research, to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation framework to assess power dynamics in participatory processes. This framework will help donors, communities and researchers to track progress against participatory principles, and to demonstrate how power is shared and to what extent empowerment has been realised.