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We carry out training in a wide range of areas aimed at building the capacity of researchers, civil society and government technocrats to better deliver services for the improvement in children’s wellbeing.

 

Training in Research Methods for University Lecturers - In January 2016, Africhild centre held an inter-university consultative meeting to discuss collaboration with six universities in Uganda on research and mentorship of young researchers.  Participants identified a dearth of skilled researchers as a critical challenge in rigorous research.  Africhild Centre’s strategic plan focuses on building a cohort of the next generation of researchers and practitioners. 

In line with its Strategic Plan, Africhild has commenced on the process of bridging this gap by conducting two-day training for 32 researchers. Participants were drawn from six universities namely Kyambogo University, Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, Makerere University, Nsamizi Institute and Gulu University.   The two-day training was facilitated by Professors from Columbia University; Prof. Les Roberts and Prof. Neil Boothby and Associate Professor Amy Ritterbusch from Colombia University. Click here to access the report on this training. 

 

Training in Future Search Research Methodology - AfriChild, conducted a two days’ workshop on Future search methodology from June 3rd- 4th, 2016.  The two day training was facilitated by Associate Professor Amy Ritterbusch from Colombia University.  Participants for the training included Africhild staff and Principal Investigators, Research Assistants involved in qualitative data collection for the institutional and street component, peer leaders and the children in who are in the process of positively transitioning from living and surviving on the streets. 

 

The purpose of the Future search training was to build the capacity of Africhild research team in community engagement approaches and future search methodology; build the self -identification and planning skills of children transitioning  from living on the streets; validating the data collected from children transitioning from living and surviving on the streets as well as creating a healthy harmonized working relationship between the researchers, peer leaders and children transitioning from living and surviving on the streets.

 

Future search training methodologies used were participatory, interactive methods and group activities, actively engaging research assistants, peer leaders and children transitioning from living and surviving on the streets.  Participants were guided on self- identification and reflection on their past, present and future situations, obstacles and opportunities.  They were also guided on how to prioritize and set future plans.  Click here to access the report on this training.

 

 

Training in NVIVO Software for Qualitative Data Analysis – AfriChild conducted two days’ training on use of the qualitative data analysis software, Nvivo.  The two day Nvivo training was held from June 9th- 10th, 2016 and was facilitated by Associate Professor Amy Ritterbusch from the University of Colombia.  Participants for the training included Africhild program staff, research assistants and peer leaders.  Representatives of street children were also in attendance to help guide in the coding and data validation process. 

 

The purpose of the two-day NVIVO training was to equip the qualitative research team with skills of coding, code book creation and data analysis using Nvivo 11 software.  Participatory and engaging group activities were used during the training to develop codes, code book and validate qualitative data using NVIVO 11.  Participants were availed with transcribed data from the recorded interviews to generate codes and code books; practice as they learn how to code and analyze qualitative data. Click here to access the report on this training.

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