Following success of its previous inter-university research methods trainings, the AfriChild Centre is flaring its third and final training by inviting Dr. Glynis Clacherty, a renowned child research expert based in South Africa to lead the training. Dr Glynis is a research associate at the University of Witwatersrand. She has conducted several child-focused researches including: ethical challenges of child participation in research; working with unaccompanied child research on developmental vulnerabilities and strengths of children living in child-headed households.

The training will be held at Uganda Christian University-Mukono starting Monday 21 January to Friday 1 February 2019. This workshop intends to strengthen capacity of university researchers to conduct rigorous child focused research and to equip them with innovative ways to disseminate research findings. Thirty participants from seven Ugandan universities will be trained. The seven universities are: Makerere, Gulu, Kyambogo, Muni, Uganda Christian University (UCU) - Mukono, Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)- Nkozi and Nsamizi Institute of Social Development.

Dr Glynis will equip participants with knowledge on presentation and dissemination of research findings. She will be supported by Prof. Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Prof. Peter-Ubomba Jaswa and Fr. Epiphany Picho.

The Africhild Centre will put forth data and information arising from the universities’ research studies, program evaluations and reviews to stimulate informed discussions and dialogue on policy and practice pertaining to children.