Participatory Action Research for Positive Change

Publications and Reports

Action research doesn’t only deliver sustainable projects, it also generates important knowledge for future projects. Check below our publications and reports.

Journal Article

Guatemala

Sustainable Projects

Eelderink, M. & Verster, J. (2010). Development of a community-specific health promotion plan to improve children’s health in rural Guatemala. International Journal of Disability and Human Development. 9(1):35-46.

Journal Article

Bolivia

Eelderink, M., Vervoort, J., Snel, D., De Castro, F. (2016). Harnessing the plurality of actor frames in social-ecological systems: the case of ecological sanitation in Bolivia. Development in Practice (to be published).

PAR Report

Dutch Carribean

Eelderink, M. (2016). Saving sharks… through a fishermen’s agreement. PAR conducted for Dutch Council of State & Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance for the Save our Sharks project. Final report.

Eldery Project

Vleuten Utrecht

Ertmer, F & Berest, R (2018), Research in looking into the most important aspects for elderly to have a joyful life and co-creating with them and other stakeholders suitable plans to tackle and prevent loneliness (in Dutch).

Challenge Reports

Twekembe Water

Challenge

Van de Geest, K., Brown, S., Kastein, S. and Sekimpi, H. (2014). Twekembe water project: understanding motivations to keep water sources clean. Download here the final report of the Twekembe Water Challenge.

Street Angels

Challenge

Polet, J., Sentamu, D., Lubega, A., Vennik, N. (2014). Building a bridge through arts. Tackling neglect of slumdwellers by creating linkages with people from other backgrounds in Kampala, Uganda. Final report.

Slum festival

Street Angel Challenge

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Nutrition Challenge

Non Action Research

Dral, A. (2015). Association between maternal-related factors
and malnutrition in infants and children aged under-five in Kampala.
Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam.

Nutrition Challenge

Non Action Research

Kruitbosch, T. (2015). Influence of parental education on malnutrition in infants and children aged under-five in Kampala,
Uganda. Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam.

Nutrition Challenge

Non Action Research

Snijder, A. (2015). Vegetables are not for kids: parents perspectives on healthy nutrition for their children. A qualitative study carried out in Kampala, Uganda. Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam..

Family Planning

Challenge

Healthy Teeth Challenge

Paul, M. (2015). The other side of the story: providers’ perspective on the barriers of using family planning of woman of reproductive age in Kampala, Uganda. Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam.

Healthy Cooking

Challenge

Eelderink, M. (2015). Let THEM create impact. Insights from the Healthy Cooking Challenge and tips. Blog published on the 7Senses Foundation website.(another article by Van Rijn, V. et al to be published soon

Education & Talent

Challenge

Healthy Teeth Challenge

Van Heijningen, G.A. (2016). The value of education: Perceptions of parents and teachers on school achievement and impeding factors in a Nairobi slum. Master thesis, VU Amsterdam.

Maternal Health

Challenge

Bosveld, L. (2017). Barriers community members face in accessing
prenatal care services in Salvador, Brazil. A qualitative study carried out in São Marcos (Baixa Fria) neighbourhood. Master thesis, VU Amsterdam.

Women Empowerment

Challenge

Livaha, P.K, Jeucken, L. and Eelderink, M. (2017). Report Women Empowerment Challenge, Kisii, Kenya.