Our approach to impact
Communicating our findings, working with stakeholders, and forging partnerships and networking helps ensure that the One Health Poultry Hub contributes to real and positive change in the world.
Communicating our findings
Our interdisciplinary research on poultry-related pathogen risks is resulting in findings, analyses, insights, models and more which we are communicating via a range of publications and other outputs contributing to the global debate on One Health.
These include traditional academic papers and book chapters, website updates, blogs and newsletters. Also, targeted publications such as policy briefs and technical reports which can feed into the decision-making processes of policymakers or inform the practices and behaviours of people working in poultry production.
Hub researchers are also participating in international multi-stakeholder meetings hosted by the Hub, as well as One Health and other conferences. We are contributing to social media conversations in relevant areas.
Working with stakeholders
Emerging insights from our discussions with stakeholders have been designed to lead to better-informed and more collaborative working, improved behaviours in the poultry supply chains, better policies in the poultry sector and increased innovation. These discussions involve taking in the perspectives of private sector organisations, governmental institutions, consumers and others. The Hub is monitoring whether and how our research activities contribute to these wider dynamics and processes.
In addition, in each case country we are constituting and working closely with a National Advisory Group (NAG), comprising key, high-level stakeholders representing multilateral organisations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), private sector operators, civil society and national policymakers. The NAGs receive regular updates on research and stakeholder engagement activities, including at national-level stakeholder workshops, and they are critical pathways for impact.
The Hub also convenes high-level policy fora at national and regional levels.
Partnerships and networking
A third component, resulting from the partnership between UK and Asian researchers, is strengthening the role of research institutes, both in their research capacities and their role in innovation processes around poultry intensification and public health. We hold joint meetings to discuss emerging findings and capacity building, and our e-learning platform iHen is facilitating co-learning.