Participatory Action Research for Positive Change

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Location InfoSalvador de Bahia, Brazil

Description

The Maternal Health Challenge aims to improve access to maternal health for women living in the favelas of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

Challenge details Maternal Health Challenge

The 7Senses Challenge is an intensive 12-week program for students, post-graduates and professionals. In a multi-disciplinary, international team they perform Participatory Action Research in the field to boost community empowerment while at the same time work on their own personal and professional development.

Challenge name  Maternal Health Challenge
Start date March 13th 2017
Duration 12 weeks
Status Finished
Country Brazil
Coordinator Rouming Hu
Number of participants 4
Number of local researchers  2

Each Challenge design starts from a community issue, addressed by its problem owners at location. As such, we make sure the Challenge is based on local demand rather than donor demand. Together with these local stakeholders, we design the Challenge in a way that fits the local context, from the problem framing up to methodology and concept definitions.

Problem Definition
Objective
Main Research Question
Sub Questions
Methods
Concepts

Each Challenge delivers direct outcomes for the local community on the addressed issue: we can share how many people have been reached, what their perspective is on the current and desired situation and what final Community Action Plan (CAP) they have co-created and implemented. In a later stage, local stakeholders will evaluate the impact of the CAP.

Current situation (baseline) according to local stakeholders
Desired situation according to local stakeholders
Co-created solution

The impact of this Challenge has not been measured yet. As soon as we have results of the impact measurement, it will be presented here.

 

Team

Rouming Hu

Coordinator & Action Researcher
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Lisanne Bosveld

Action Researcher
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Demi Cheng

Action Researcher
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Mariana Lankhorst

Action Researcher
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Susana Ribeiro Moreira

Action Researcher
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Rosana Chagas

Action Researcher
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Gimenne Zwama

Action Researcher
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Sustainable Development Goals


Challenge Reports

Each Challenge delivers one or more reports. Read here all detailed information on the PAR methodology and outcomes of this Challenge.