Community engagement in international research is discussed by Aysha Fleming in It needs 1) project design that includes considering culture, networks, approvals, time & trust, plus clear communication, 2a) individual skills especially being open-minded & willing to learn, sharing & listening, stepping outside ‘box’, being reflexive, 2b) collective competencies especially open & inclusive communication, building relationships, accepting validity of different knowledges, 3) processes to support knowledge integration, as integration is an explicit task that doesn’t just happen if you put people together. It is never perfect but through sharing learnings & building capacity to be reflexive, practices & on-ground outcomes can be improved.


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