Tuesday, March 23, 2010

EDULINK Methodology Course

The EDULINK Research Methodology Course was held at Maun Lodge from 11-21 March. Funded by the European Union and implemented by the ACP secretariat, EDULINK is the first ACP-EU cooperation programme in higher education open to all countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the 15 EU Member States that are signatories to the 9th European Development Fund (EDF). It is a collaborative effort of three countries, i.e. Zimbabwe, Botswana and Sudan. The course drew participants from National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and the University of Botswana (UB). Participants came from multi disciplinary backgrounds namely medical, engineering, biochemistry, nutrition, education, biology, sociology, policy and planning, ICT, and chemistry. Facilitated by Prof. M. Chimbari (HOORC), Prof. Y. Naik (NUST) and Prof. M. Mukaratirwa (UKZN), the workshop's objectives were to provide participants with skills to develop research proposals using a group participatory approach , train researchers in research methodology and facilitate development of 3 fundable proposals. The training methodology was mainly group work and presentations. After the intensive course , participants were presented with certificates at a dinner held at the HOORC tented camp.

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