NEMRA takes part in evaluating the 1st International Summer School on Survey Methodology in Uganda

NEMRA is taking part in evaluating activities of the 2019 1st International Summer School on Survey Methodology in Uganda (ISSU) and looking into the possibility of the 2nd school in 2021. The week-long workshop running at Bugema University from January Monday 27th- Friday 31st 2020 also includes 2 days training sessions on Institutional Data Management.

The Summer School was the first activity of the East African Scientific Research Network (EASRN); a network of 13 institutions including Muteesa 1 Royal University, Bugema University, Islamic University in Uganda, The Economic Policy Research Centre Uganda, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, Kissi University in Kenya, University of Nairobi, Makerere University, Ndejje University, Nkumba University, Wilsken Agencies Ltd, African Union of Conservationists and NEMRA. 

The ISSU was held with grant support from the VW Foundation through Dr. Simone R Haasler (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences PI), Dr. Marlene Mauk (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Co-Applicant) and Dr. Norman Mukasa (Muteesa 1 Royal University Co-Applicant). It attracted 53 participants from 25 Universities, 8 parastatal bodies, and 5 Private Sector Organisation. The participants were from Uganda, Germany and Kenya.

NEMRA is proudly associated with this network with a vision of establishing a Data Infrastructure in East Africa and Research Capacity Building in the region. Some NEMRA members who participated in ISSU gained skills in Survey Methodology and some will be participating in the Data Management training this week. NEMRA has also formed important networks with the organisers, facilitators, participants and other stakeholders of this capacity building exercise. 

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