Catalyzing One Health Innovation: SEAOHUN Small Grants Program
22 JULY 2021
10.00-11.00 AM (ICT)
The SEAOHUN Small Grants Program aims to support in-service One Health professionals and faculty members in the development of innovative research and training that can have a high impact. It is expected that Small Grants will catalyze innovative operations research, curriculum development, and training implementation. This program provides critical support for member countries’ activities to advance One Health agendas, increasing SEAOHUN’s and OHUNs’ visibility and the visibility of the USAID One Health Workforce – Next Generation (OHW-NG) project. In addition, it strives to foster multisectoral collaboration, as well as cooperation across government agencies, member Universities, and member countries. The proposals can touch upon the broad spectrum of ideas related to the One Health approach, enabling better response to the increasingly complex dilemmas at the convergence of animals, humans, plants, and the environment.
In 2021, the SEAOHUN Small Grant Program is implemented with the support from USAID through the OHW-NG project, in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, ASEAN +3 Field Epidemiology Training Network (FETN) and the Regional Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (R-FETPV).
The objective of the webinar: The primary objective of this webinar is to share the results of selected SEAOHUN Small Grants Program and to promote the Program for the 2021-year cycle.
SEAOHUN One Health Students' Webinar: HOW TO MAKE AN IMPACT WITH A SHORT VIDEO
Are you a University student interested in One Health? Would you like to develop your skills in Risk Communication? How about using your phone to make a fantastic video with an effective risk communication message?
Join a SEAOHUN’s webinar on 28 May organized with the support of USAID’s One Health Workforce – Next Generation (OHW-NG) project and Chevron to get hints and tips from risk communication and media professionals. For students, who wish to join SEAOHUN 2021 Regional Students Competition, the webinar will help to enhance the quality of their submissions. For all other students, this webinar will contribute to their professional development and increase their knowledge on the use One Health approach.
Fostering One Health Leaders: SEAOHUN Fellowship Program
SEAOHUN Fellowship Program is supported by the USAID One Health Workforce - Next Generation project. The webinar aims to share success stories and practical experience of the fellows and host organizations in strengthening the capacities of One Health professionals. A new cycle of the Fellowship Program in 2021 will be announced during the webinar. Potential fellows will be able to ask their questions to SEAOHUN, fellowship alumni, and representatives of hosting organizations.
Welcome remarks by SEAOHUN Executive Director
Experience sharing by SEAOHUN Fellowship Alumni
Panel discussion on fostering One Health leaders by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Fellowship Alumni
Announcement of SEAOHUN 2021 Fellowship by SEAOHUN
Closing remarks by SEAOHUN Executive Director
Panelists and Moderator
Dr. Fred Unger, Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia (Acting), ILRI
Dr. ANM Ehtesham Kabir; MBBS, MPH, MSc, SEAOHUN 2018 Fellow
Dr. Gavrila Amadea Puspitarani, SEAOHUN 2018 Fellow
Tuyen Ha Van, SEAOHUN 2020 Fellow
Dr. Vipat Kuruchittham, Executive Director of SEAOHUN
Creativity and Different Perspective Enhance Risk Communication
Si Thu Hein has been teaching students about veterinary anatomy at the University of Veterinary Science in Yezin, Myanmar for almost 8 years. Now he is also pursuing his PhD at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Si Thu Hein is very proud of his profession, as he believes that vets have an immense impact on human and planetary health.
His counterpart in Cambodia, Dr. Bunna Chea, has been teaching veterinary microbiology and a One Health course at the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh for over 5 years. He believes that this work is very important because a workforce focusing on food security, public health, and One Health is lacking in Cambodia.
From October to December 2020, Si Thu Hein, Dr. Bunna Chea, and nearly 100 additional lecturers and faculty members from Cambodia, Myanmar, and Lao PDR met virtually during an online risk communication training organized by SEAOHUN in collaboration with Global Team partners from USAID’s One Health Workforce-Next Generation project. The group comprised veterinarians, epidemiologists, doctors, social scientists, and national outbreak response team members.
The topics covered across the 8 training sessions helped participants to not only develop and refine their teaching and technical skills but also allowed everyone the opportunity to demonstrate their competency in these areas through small and large group exercises.