3CGS SHORT COURSES

 

The Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies (3CGS) is organizing short courses for academics and professionals in varied fields of endeavour. The courses are aimed at giving practical soft skills and updating academic and professional personnel on new and trending methods in research, policy, and practice.

Contact the course organizers at the 3CGS secretariat at UENR on +233(0)505467889; +233(0)242186155 or through   cccgs@uenr.edu.gh for further enquiries and additional information.

 

  1. Gender Responsive Institutions : 18 -20 May 2018

Introduction

How can policies and programmes be inclusive and more specifically, gender sensitive? How do values of inclusiveness and gender equality result in better performance and greater benefits for your organization or community? This course discusses gender-sensitive strategies as well as tools for gender analysis, mainstreaming gender and gender-responsive budgeting in policies and programmes at the local level.

Special attention shall be given to designing strategies for an effective and meaningful involvement of marginalized groups (i.e. women, youth) in development initiatives. The course will also underline how best to engage men and women to discuss cross-cutting issues of applying a diverse gender perspective (intersectionality), especially in complex cultural.

Key concepts of this course shall include gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting, gender auditing, equitable service delivery, social economic empowerment, meaningful participation, transformative change, effective communication, and working with gender in complex settings.

Course Objectives:  

This course aims to:

  1. Increase knowledge on gender concepts and relate to  insights in gender-responsive governance, including fragile and context;
  2. Adopt tools for conducting gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and budgeting in development initiatives;
  3. Improve participant’s personal skills in effective communication and action planning for a meaningful change in organization /programme activities.
  4.  Integrate gender into project development and implementation.

Targeted participants:

  • Practitioners in the field of forestry, energy, agriculture, entrepreneurship, etc.
  • NGOs workers
  • HR practitioners
  • Student researchers
  • Gender students

Facilitators:

Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy Derkyi (Lecturer, Forest Science Department, Ag. Head, 3CGS)

Mrs Valerie Fumey Nassah (RMSC, Kumasi)

Ms. Charity Roberts (Lecturer, Languages and General Studies Department, UENR)

Duration: Wednesday 18th May to Friday, 20th May 2018

Course Fee: GHC 500.00 per participant (Include course materials, certificate, snacks and lunch)

Deadline for registration: Friday 13th May 2018.

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  1. Academic Research Proposal Writing : 13- 15 June 2018

Description

This course focuses on the art of writing academic research proposals (at the postgraduate level). Participants will be taken through identifying the research problem and stating it, defining research objectives or questions, developing a suitable hypothesis and characteristics of academic research proposals. It further focuses on literature search to support the proposal development.

Course delivery involves a combination of theoretical guidelines with practices examples and gives participants opportunity to gain practical skills through in-class exercises.

Course instructors:

  1. Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy Derkyi (Lecturer, Forest Science Department Ag. Head, 3CGS, UENR)
  2. Dr Leslie Danquah (Lecturer, School of Geosciences, 3CGS, UENR)
  3. Dr. Berchie Asiedu (Lecturer, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, UENR)

Course Content

  • Choosing research design
  • Problem identification
  • Writing a Researchable questions
  • Operationalization of concepts
  • Reviewing literature and search techniques
  • Writing up thesis

Target participants

  • Researchers,
  • Prospective/Postgraduate students
  • Monitoring and Evaluation officers,
  • Officers of MMDAs,

Duration: Wednesday, 13th June to Friday, 15th June 2018 (3 days).

Course fee: GHC 500.00 per participant (includes course materials, certificate, snacks, and lunch)

Deadline for registration: Friday, 8th June 2018

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3. Introduction to Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Research Methods: 22- 24 August 2018

Description

Identify the suitable research method and following through its methodological details can be confusing for most early researchers. This course takes a practical, simplified approach to unpacking the methodological intricacies of qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods.

Course instructors:

  1. Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy Derkyi (Lecturer, Department of Forest Science UENR, Ag. Head, 3CGS)
  2. Dr. Simon Abugre (Sen. Lecturer, Dean School of Natural Resources, UENR)
  3. Dr. Nana Sarfo Agyemang Derkyi (Sen. Lecturer, Dean School of Engineering UENR)

Course content:

  • Philosophy of Research
  • Research design
  • Problem formulation and problem statement
  • Sampling and Data collection techniques
  • Research instrument designs (Focus group discussion, interview guide, questionnaire etc.)
  • Experimental design
  • Fieldwork organization and research ethics

Target participants

  • Postgraduate students,
  • Academicians,
  • Researchers etc.

Duration: Wednesday, August 22nd to Friday, August 24th, 2018 (3 days)

Course fee: GHC500.00 per participant (includes course materials, certificate, snacks, and lunch)

Deadline for registration: 15th August 2018

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 4. Project Proposal Writing : 24-26 October 2018

Description

Several donor-funded projects are advertised all year round. The competitiveness of the applications demands that interested applicants are skilled in the project proposal writing art to increase their chances of receiving funding. This course offers participants with the skills, tricks and secrets of putting together a highly promising project proposal, and how to manage project’s life cycle once funding is secured.

Regularly successful project applicants from governmental and non-governmental organizations will deliver the course in a practical way.

Course instructors:

  1. Prof. Emmanuel Opuni-Frimpong (Pro-Vice Chancellor, UENR)
  2. Mr. Obed Owusu-Addai (Consultant)
  3. Dr. Peter Sanful (Lecturer, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, UENR)

Course Content

  • Developing Theory of change
  • Pitching through concept notes
  • Full proposal writing
  • Gender sensitivity and youth inclusion
  • Project action plan
  • Budgeting

Target participants

  • Researchers
  • Lecturers
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Practitioner Officers of MMDAs,

Duration: Wednesday, October 24th to Friday, October 26th, 2018.

Course fee: GHC 500.00 per participant (includes course materials, certificate, snacks, and lunch)

Deadline for registration: 17th October 2018

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5. Project Management : 12-14 December 2018

Description

This course seeks to equip managers and/or prospective project managers with the skills to coordinate the implementation of a project from the beginning to the end. Participants will benefit from the expertise of personnel who have successfully handled several donor projects.

Course instructors:

  1. Emmanuel Opuni-Frimpong (Pro-Vice Chancellor, UENR)
  2. Mrs Valerie Fumey Nassah (RMSC, Kumasi)
  3. Mr L.B. Antwi (Senior Lecturer, Contract, UENR)

Course content:

  • Introduction to project management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project definition
  • Project planning and control
  • Risk management and Project close out

Target participants –

  • Practitioners in the field of forestry, energy, agriculture, entrepreneurship, etc. field
  • Postgraduate students,
  • Academicians,
  • Researchers etc.

Duration: Wednesday, 12th December to 14th December 2018 (3 days).

Course fee: GHC 500.00 per participant (includes course materials, certificate, snacks, and lunch)

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, 5th December 2018.

Course advantages

  1. Conducive learning environment
  2. Increased exposure
  3. Experienced lecturers/resource persons
  4. Interactive learning
  1. Practical sessions
  1. Detailed course materials available

Mode of payment:

  • At the University Accounts Directorate, Sunyani, off Fiapre Road.
  • Any Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) branch: Account Number: 7011130015352.
  • Mobile Money Accounts: +233(0)244131967 or +233(0)208741948.

 Application forms can be completed online here

Note: Kindly call +233(0)505467889 or +233(0)242186155 for payment verification after doing so.