A training course in research methodology was conducted from 27th April until 4th May 2022 at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University. The training was offered to PhD level students and post-doc researchers of Addis Ababa University. The training brought together participants from the various disciplines of the social sciences and was offered by Dr. Messay Mulugeta, Ph.D. The training covered a range of topics that are relevant for conducting research in the different disciplines of the social sciences. The post-training feedback received from participants has confirmed that the course was, in fact, beneficial for improving research and publishing skills.
The training was created with the goal of establishing an intimate and dynamic environment in which both the trainer and the participants could engage and explore thoroughly into each subject. As a result, the training only had 11 participants for this cycle, including 6 girls and 5 males. This training is organised annually as part of the Capacity Building for the Centre of Excellence in Post-Conflict Societies project.
The Capacity Building for the Centre of Excellence in Post-Conflict Societies Project is supported by the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Initiated in January 2021, the project will run until December 2023. The main objective of the project is to develop the research capacity of collaborating African universities, especially in the area of peace and security studies. This is mainly achieved by providing technical and financial support to Ph.D.-level students and post-doc researchers. The collaborating universities for the project are: Addis Ababa University; Haramaya University; University of Hargeisa; Africa University; Protestant University of Central Africa; and University of Obafemi Awolowo Ile-Ife.