MSM provides a successful training on Research Methods Skills to Ugandan Senior Police and Judiciary staff


From 24 until 28 June MSM Faculty members Terry Kakeeto and Gigi Limpens provided a training to Senior Police and Judiciary staff on Research Methods Skills as part of the End Impunity of SGBV (EIS) project in Uganda.

The one-week training was part of the multiple year EIS project that is part of the Orange Knowledge Programme of Nuffic.  In Project EIS, Maastricht School of Management collaborates with the Regional Training Facility of the ICGLR in Kampala, Uganda. The beneficiary organizations of Project EIS are the Police Senior Command and Staff College and the Judicial Training Institute. The project focuses on a) Research; a full formative research approach including baseline and needs assessment and b) Training; including manual development, and extensive training of 60 trainers and 500 officers in the area of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).

The aim of the “introduction to research methods skills” training was to prepare both senior police and judiciary staff for their formative research that they will start carrying out. The introduction to the research methods skills contained all relevant topics of formative research such as problem statement development, research questions, literature reviews, data collection methods (interviews, focus groups, projective techniques, observations and surveys), data collection tools (video, survivor diaries, etc.), ethical considerations, data processing, data analysis and reporting. The research that this team will conduct will provide input to the course manual of the SGBV training for both the police and the legal branch.

The course was very participatory and designed to allow both groups (police and judiciary) to work together. Many initiatives in the fight against SGBV focus on the activities of one sector at the time. Project EIS uses a more holistic approach where stakeholders from the judicial and police sector work together.

Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme
The Orange Knowledge Programme is a €195-m Dutch global development programme, available in 53 developing countries and managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education. Launched mid-2017, it aims to have provided tens of thousands with the possibility to change their future through education and training by mid-2022.

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