Stakeholder engagement and co-production process (WP6)

WP6a. ‘One Health’ stakeholder ecosystem for zoonoses management

Tackling the threat of emerging zoonotic disease risks points towards the importance of advancing cross-sectoral collaboration as a plausible pathway for effective disease prevention and control. Yet, most developing countries lack effective structures foresting and sustaining coordination and collaboration across the animal, human health and environment sectors. Leveraging the IndiaZooRiskplus coproduction production process, we will map the ‘OneHealth’ stakeholder ecosystem (Figs. 1/2), identifying the existing structures, programmes and cross-sectoral network linkages with the view of developing a policy-influencing pathway for informing future One Health institutionalisation in India.


National Level Stakeholder Network

Fig.1 National Level Stakeholder Network

State level stakeholder network map

Fig.2 State level stakeholder network map


Shakeer I, Sriram A, Young, JC, Purse BV, Asaaga FA (2022) ‘Ties that bind’: Stakeholder mapping: efforts from India towards One Health. A poster presentation at the 7th World One Health Congress, Singapore, 7-11 November 2022

WP6b. Co-developing interventions for zoonotic diseases

Co-developing contextually relevant and effective interventions for zoonotic diseases require concerted stakeholder engagement and policy mainstreaming. Building on the successful implementation of co-production in our prior MonkeyFeverRisk project, we identify and actively engage with stakeholders across the public health, animal health, forestry and agricultural policy sectors and community representatives. In this project, we jointly frame the problems and solutions from the start of the project through focussed and participatory workshops and interviews with all relevant policy stakeholders across sectors to optimise uptake of decision support tools and risk guidance for improved zoonotic disease management.

Outcomes and Impact

Our co-production of knowledge approach will result in improved decision-support tools which will help disease managers, policy makers and community workers to develop novel interventions and better target vaccination and communication efforts towards the communities that are most at risk and help managers in agriculture and environmental sectors to understand how, for these communities, disease impacts may coincide with other negative impacts of environmental change. The project platform and approach of co-developing research, training and decision support tools on zoonotic diseases with stakeholders across sectors, accounting for their needs and underlying ecological and social processes, will build significant capacity in science, policy and practitioners to respond to these emerging and endemic global threats.