Capacity strengthening for social science-informed interventions

Our assessment of responses to the latest epidemics showed that in order to enhance the social science contributions to infectious threat prevention and control, including AMR, there is a need to extend social science capacity through producing teaching materials.

Sonar-Global WP5 – Capacity strengthening for social science-informed interventions will produce curricula for two audiences:

  • SPECIAL-SOC will offer knowledge in the social and medical sciences on AMR or Epidemics to non-specialised social scientists, to enhance their general expertise in this field and their capacity to conduct research and teach;
  • OPERATE-SOC will offer operational knowledge on social aspects of AMR or Epidemics to non-social scientists working in relevant fields, to enable them to use social science intelligence and to collaborate with social scientists.

In total, four curricula will be developed in 2019-2020, based on the following process:

  • Mapping of existing teaching material and perceived needs
  • Writing of specific teaching materials for Sonar-Global based on a literature review, existing materials and expert contributions
  • Developing curriculum materials during workshops
  • Finalizing materials based on workshop conclusions.

Two advisory scientific committees (one on AMR and one on Epidemics) will support the curricula development process. They will provide scientific advice on draft teaching materials, contribute to content development, and validate final versions.

AMR Scientific committee members:
Stephanie Begemann (University of Liverpool)
Clare Chandler (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Sarah Edwards (University College London)
Nicolas Fortané (Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique)
Helen Lambert (University of Bristol)
Vincent Martin (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Louise Munkholm (Roskilde University)
Susan Nayiga (Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration)
Marc Nichter (The University of Arizona)
Constance Schultz (Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development)
Luechai Sringernyuang (Mahidol University)

Epidemics Scientific committee members:
Sharon Abramowitz (Independent consultant)
Julienne Anoko (World Health Organization)
Kevin Bardosh (University of Florida)
Juliet Bedford (Anthrologica)
Benjamin Djoudalbaye (Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Marc Egrot (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement)
Alain Epelboin (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Roch Houngnihin (Université d’abomey-Calavi)
Latifa Imane (Ingénieure pédagogique indépendante)
Heidi Larson (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Shelley Lees (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Frédéric Le Marcis (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement)
Anne Marie Moulin (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Hana Rohan (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Kelley Sams (University of Florida)
Noemi Tousignant (University College London)

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