9 February 2020
At the initiative of Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifique en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS), the programme Afrique One-ASPIRE organized the first edition of the “Learning package” at Alassane Ouattara University in Bouaké (UAO).
The module-based Learning Package is part of the support for research training that the CSRS offers to universities of Cote d´Ivoire and the subregion. For one week, from January 27 to 31, 2020, 40 researchers and lecturers from the department of Communication, Environment and Society benefited from this capacity strengthening programme.
The training focused on the management of research projects, the use of software, communication skills, institutional rules and procedures, to name but a few. In short, the training allowed participants to improve their skills to build a successful research career. They are now able to design and manage a project technically and financially, make professional oral presentations and posters, as well as use new tips and tricks in scientific English. At the end of the course, participants happily showed their certificates.
The Learning Package was developed by the CSRS and was delivered with the support of AOA to provide young African scientists with these essential tools, which are necessary to become internationally competitive. Moreover, the Learning Package adopts the philosophy of constantly increase its facilitators and provided training for trainers and some facilitators were coached during this week
The next edition will take place at the CSRS, Adiopodoumé, Abidjan, from February 11 to 15, 2020.