Activities

The UNESCO Chair Health & Education has five core activities:

Activity 1. Mapping: a map of key players around the globe

The aim of the activity is to map the teams, research groups and individuals in human sciences and health sciences, involved in school health promotion and those working on children and young people in their environment/community, including health promotion and health education as well as how school health promotion is implemented in their country. And to create a community among these teams, research groups and individuals.

Deliverables are:

  1. An interactive map of the teams, research groups and individuals producing research in this field (contact details, structure, projects, publications)
  2. A global mapping and analysis of policies and practices
  3. Publication of article on mapping of key actors
  4. Publication of article on mapping of global policies and practices
  5. Create an open community of researchers and research groups (public and private) and their professional networks

Activity 2. Creation of a new framework: a global participative process

Because of the intersectoral perspective and the focus on school setting and community-based approaches, the design of research protocols is complex from both an epistemological as from an ethical point of view. The aim of this activity is to develop a framework for research, based on a dialogue that takes into account the different contexts and relationships to knowledge and evidence in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Americas and Europe.

Deliverables are:

  1. Seminars
  2. Articles
  3. Handbook for high quality research in health and education (read more)

Activity 3. Knowledge production: contributing to innovative research programmes

This activity corresponds to the development of a local and digital intervention-research programme in various cultural contexts. The intervention-research is shaped in reference to the highest standards. It is focused on the life ecosystem of the children and young people and based on a local-digital sustainable approach.

Deliverables are:

  1. Viewpoint article
  2. Position paper
  3. Research protocol
  4. First results, published in a peer-reviewed journal and journals

Activity 4. Capacity building: training, tools and consultancy

This activity consists of training, workshops, consultancy and the development of a multilingual free online open course (MOOC). It helps to develop competencies of all stakeholders to professionalise and strengthen health promotion, prevention and health education for children at local, regional and national level (school and community). It links existing academic programmes of the universities as well as their respective continuous professional development programmes.

Deliverables are:

  1. Workshops
  2. Training
  3. Consultancy
  4. MOOCs in different versions

Activity 5. Knowledge sharing: up-to-date information via an interactive website, social media, fact sheets

The UNESCO Chair offers a platform for communication and knowledge sharing through it’s website, social media and factsheets. The multilingual fact sheets focus on the scientific data available and the most relevant practices in various national, social and cultural contexts (local intersectoral policies focused on children and young people’s health, prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCD), sexuality education and promoting mental health and wellbeing, school and health inequalities reduction, water and sanitary hygiene (WASH)).

Deliverables are:

  1. Website
  2. Fact sheets targeting policymakers and practitioners