Learning Hubs narrow the focus of enquiry about evidence for faith groups’ activities and contributions to community health and wellbeing to selected sub-topics. Each Learning Hub is made up of expert stakeholders including practitioners, policy makers and academics and is led by Co-Chairs drawn from those sectors.
Learning Hub members work together to learn from each other and to:
- Review, map, and assess what is already known about the role and impact of faith groups on the health and well-being of local communities
- Effectively communicate existing evidence in ways that engage and inform key stakeholders;
- Work with policy makers and practitioners to identify gaps in knowledge and needs for evidence;
- Secure leadership and funding for focused research to fill those gaps;
- Communicate these findings to policy makers and practitioners to inform full and appropriate engagement of faith groups in local community health and development.
The JLI Learning Hubs currently focus on Mobilization of Local Faith Communities, Gender Based Violence, Refugees & Forced Migration and Peace & Conflict. The Evidence Working Group of the Faith-based Action Framework is also supported on JLIF&LC’s Learning Hub Platform. Please click here to sign up for a hub.