A portal page on the EQUINET website on resources for Participatory Action Research
In the evaluation of the Reader on PAR in Health Systems Research (online on this site) one of the proposals made by many respondents was to have a website to share a range of PAR materials, and information on networks, trainers etc online. People indicated and we also noted that there are many existing resources on PAR but that we need to make it easier for people to find what is out there based on specific needs that they have. In response to this EQUINET through TARSC has set up a Participatory Action Research Portal. The new portal has a homepage and a series of ‘subpages’ for Training, resources - providing links to online training courses, whole training guides and reports of training activities; Methods, tools and ethics - providing links to online specific papers on PAR methods, to specific examples of tools, and to discussions/ guidelines on ethical issues; PAR work – providing links to stories, case studies, briefs, videos, text or photojournalism stories of PAR work, including facilitator reflections; Organisations and networks - providing the name, snippet of information, country and link to organisations and networks involved PAR; Publications - providing published journal papers and reports on PAR through links to the urls or on the EQUINET database and Other resources - providing ad hoc information that doesn’t fit anywhere else.