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Lamine Kane, Aliou Guissé, and Latyr Diouf

9 Student community engagement for employability and entrepreneurship in Senegal Lamine Kane, Aliou Guissé and Latyr Diouf History 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

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A Focus on Community Engagement
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 community engagement 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

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Editor’s Introduction
Michaël Neuman, Fernando Espada, and Róisín Read

Most mainstream discourses on humanitarian security would not consider the community engagement 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

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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, community engagement and respect ( Crack et al. , 2018 ). The ethics of crisis translation also

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Response to the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs Special Issue on Innovation in Humanitarian Action (JHA, 1:3)
Anna Skeels

14 November 2019 ). McClelland , I. and Hill , F. ( 2019 ), ‘ Exploring a Strategic Partnership to Support Local Innovation ’, Humanitarian Exchange Special Feature: Communication and Community Engagement 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

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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation
Gerard Finnigan and Otto Farkas

potential for innovation to be transformative within the humanitarian system is best described as ‘structural’, including the historical method used to design and implement specific programme responses, often referred to as the ‘top-down’ approach. There is widespread recognition of the importance of community engagement across the sector, emphasised by Ban Ki-moon’s commitment to ensure humanitarian action will be ‘as local as possible and as international as necessary

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Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial Refugee Woman
Annika Bergman Rosamond and Catia Gregoratti

: Edward Elgar Publishing ), pp. 93 – 103 . IKEA ( 2017 ), ‘ Co-creating Change in Jordan ’, 2 October , (accessed 21 March 2019 ). IKEA ( 2019 ), ‘ Social Entrepreneurs – Co-creating Change ’, IKEA Community Engagement

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Science shops and policy development
Eileen Martin, Emma McKenna, Henk Mulder, and Norbert Steinhaus

chapter will consider the role of science shops in helping to develop policy to support community engagement within universities, both at the European level and at the country level. It will also discuss lessons learned by science shops in embedding community–university partnerships in policy, with a view to enhancing their sustainability. A science shop provides independent, participatory research support in response to concerns experienced by civil society (Living Knowledge Network, 2012). In practical terms, most science shops work with CSOs to help them develop

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Felix M. Bivens

which studied the American civil rights movement, with actual travel to many important sites from the history of the movement and encountering people who had taken part in the struggle directly. The three-week course took students all over Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and finally up the Mississippi River to Chicago. Academically, the course looked at the intersection of politics and culture by bringing together a professor of history and a professor of music who travelled with students and took part in place-based learning alongside their students. Community–engagement

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Alison Mohr

are more responsive to the public and social priorities 132 Science and the politics of openness of the transitioning communities. Alternative or competing priorities for transitions research are best detected through a process of co-design; in this case the co-design of community energy systems on the basis of bottom-up iterative public and community engagement, as one of these alternative ways of doing transitions research. Making transitions research ‘open’ from the bottom up presupposes the embedding of democratic values such as inclusiveness and social

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