Training and Research Network in Sub-Saharan Africa
Creating networks of excellence for qualitative research in the Social Sciences
The aim of the programme is to enhance the independent capacity of Sub-Saharan Africa’s institutions of higher education (HEI) to conduct rigorous and innovative qualitative and multi-method social science research. The project seeks to provide a new generation of African scholars’ access to cutting edge and innovative research design strategies and establish a training and research network and thereby approaching the problem of the decline in the capacity to conduct thorough qualitative research in many African HEIs.
Three Actions will be implemented by regional institutional hubs in West, East and Southern Africa:
- A workshop series of intensive training in research design
- Field application of research designs
- Building a training and research network amongst the cohort of workshop participants
The research and training programme is a joint partnership between the Migration Unit at DIIS, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Ashesi University College (Accra), Department of Political Science at the University of Dar es Salaam, Forced migration Studies Programme (FMSP) at Witwatersrand University.
The programme runs from 2009 to 2011 and is funded by EDULINK ACP-EU.
The following DIIS Researchers are involved, Senior Researcher Simon Turner and Project Senior Researcher Nauja Kleist.