Research Methodology fellowship launched
A training in Research Methods, Experimental Design and Data Analysis kicked off on the 1st of April 2022 at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio Security (CoVAB). It is organized under the auspices of the Carnergie African Diaspora Fellowship program and attracted a number of participants that included researchers, masters and Ph.D students from varied backgrounds. The one month program will run until the end of April 2022.
Prof. Robert Tweyongyere, the Dean School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources officiated at the opening on behalf of the Principal, Prof. Norbert Frank Mwiine. In his remarks he urged the participants to make all efforts in ensuring that they gain maximumly from the facilitators who had all the requisite skills and experiences in the subject of research. He extended his appreciation to Dr. Patrick Pithua, an alumnus of the College for taking the initiative to come and give back to his alma mater through sharing experiences. He said the facilitators in the training were both home grown and from abroad who had a lot to share which would make the participants better researchers.
Dr. Lawrence Mugisha from CoVAB explained the essence of the fellowship. He said the African scholars who live and work in the United States of America were given an opportunity to give back to their people in Africa. He said the facilitators like Dr. Patrick Pithua, an Associate Professor in Epidemiology from Virginia, Marly Land College of Veterinary Medicine, Population Health Sciences were here to help nurture the next generation of researchers sharing from their own experiences.
The Carnegie African Diaspora Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY).