SHORT COURSES

 SHORT COURSES – OCTOBER – NOVEMBER, 2017

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)265942370; +233(0)242186155 or through   cccgs@uenr.edu.gh for further enquiries and additional information.

  1. Academic Research Proposal Writing

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. (Mrs.) Mercy Derkyi (Ag. Head, 3CGS, UENR)
  2. Leslie Danquah (Lecturer, School of Geosciences, 3CGS, UENR)
  3. Daniel Koomson (Asst. Research Fellow, 3CGS, UENR)

Course Content

  • Choosing research design
  • Problem identification
  • Operationalization of concepts
  • Systematic literature search techniques
  • Thesis structure

Target participants – Researchers, Prospective postgraduate students, prospective Monitoring and Evaluation officers, officers of MMDAs, as well as NGOs.

Duration: Thursday, 5th October – Saturday, 7th October 2017 (3 days).

Course fee: GHC 400.00 per participant (includes course materials, certificate, snacks, and lunch)

Deadline for registration: 29th September 2017.

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  1. Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research

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. (Mrs.) Mercy Derkyi (Ag. Head, 3CGS, UENR)
  2. Simon Abugre (Dean of Students, UENR)
  3. Abdul Wahab Iddrisu (Asst. Lecturer, Mathematics Department, UENR)

Course content:

  • Research design
  • Problem formulation and problem statement
  • Techniques of data collection and sampling
  • Questionnaire design and technique
  • Interview and interviewing
  • Fieldwork organization

Target participants – prospective postgraduate students and researchers.

Duration: Thursday, 12th October – Saturday, 14th October 2017 (3 days).

Course fee: GHC 400.00 per participant (includes course materials, certificate, snacks, and lunch)

Deadline for registration: 1st October 2017.

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  1. Project Proposal Writing

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.

The course will be delivered in a practical way by regularly successful project applicants from governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Course instructors:

  1. (Mrs.) Mercy Derkyi (Ag. Head, 3CGS, UENR)
  2. Emmanuel Opuni-Frimpong (Pro-Vice Chancellor, 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 – This course targets personnel from research institutes and centres, governmental and non-governmental organizations, lecturers, and all practitioners that want to consolidate or update their knowledge on project proposal writing.

Duration: Thursday, 19th October – Saturday, 21st October 2017 (3 days).

Course fee: GHC 400.00 per participant (includes course materials, certificate, snacks, and lunch)

Deadline for registration: 9th October 2017.

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  1. Project Management

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. Valerie Fummey Nassah (RMSC, Kumasi)
  2. Juliana Opoku Nyarko ( UENR)

Course content:

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

Target participants – the course targets personnel from research institutes and Centres, governmental and non-governmental organizations, lecturers, and all practitioners that want to consolidate or update their knowledge on project management.

Duration: Thursday, 26th October – Saturday, 28th October 2017 (3 days).

Course fee: GHC 400.00 per participant (includes course materials, certificate, snacks, and lunch)

Deadline for registration: 17th October 2017.

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  1. Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis

Description

New methods and software for qualitative and quantitative research are being developed. However, academic curriculum on research methods is yet to keep up with these changes. This course takes participants through the details of newer qualitative and quantitative research methods and software for both social and experimental research, and how to use them in their personal research work.

Course instructors:

  1. Daniel Koomson (Asst. Research Fellow, 3CGS, UENR)
  2. Abdul Wahab Iddrisu (Lecturer, Mathematics Department, UENR)

Course Content

  • Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA)
  • Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)
  • Principal Component Analysis (PCA)
  • Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)
  • Using R, and SPSS-AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures)

Target participants – This course targets postgraduate students, personnel from research institutes and Centres, lecturers, research fellows and all practitioners who wish to consolidate or update their knowledge on quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as analytical software.

Duration: Thursday, 2nd November – Saturday, 4th November 2017 (3 days).

Course fee: GHC 400.00 per participant (includes course materials, certificate, snacks, and lunch)

Deadline for registration: 25th October 2017.

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Accommodation must be arranged personally by participants or can contact the 3CGS training unit course for assistance through cccgs@uenr.edu.gh.

Application forms can be completed online on 3CGS website: www.uenr.edu.gh/cccgs

Course advantages

  1. Conducive learning environment
  2. Increased exposure
  3. Experienced lecturers/resource persons
  4. Interactive learning

     5. 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.

 

Contact information

CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND GENDER STUDIES (3CGS)

University of Energy and Natural Resources

Post Office Box, 214, Sunyani

Mobile: +233(0)265942370; +233(0)242186155

Email: cccgs@uenr.edu.gh