The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and the West African Centre for Sustainable Rural Transformation (WAC-SRT) Project has opened a two-week capacity-building workshop at the University of Ghana.


Partners of the project are the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany; Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Abdou Moumouni (UAM), Niamey, Niger; Faculty of Planning and Land Management (FPLM), University for Development Studies (UDS), Wa and Tamale; ISSER and Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences (FACS), University of Ghana.

The workshop is being organised by ISSER and the University of Bonn, Germany. The purpose of the workshop is to equip participants with useable operational skills, and methods and techniques that are relevant to faculty and administrators in the areas of Academic Writing, E-Learning, Data Management and Poverty Assessment.

The University of Bonn is represented by Mr. Christian Petersheim and Mr. Andeas Gohklke. The workshop instructors from the University of Ghana are Professor Gordon Senanu Kwame Adika, Director of Language Centre (Academic Learning); Professor Yaw Oheneba–Sakyi of the College of Education and Mr. Yusif Amadu of the University of Ghana Computing Systems (E-Learning); Mr. Baafi-Adomako Owusu (Data Management); and Professor Robert Osei and Dr Charles Ackah (Poverty Assessment).

Welcoming participants to the workshop, Prof Felix Asante, Director of ISSER, recalled how the idea (WAC-SRT Project) conceived two years ago has become a reality. In his account of the strategic mission of ISSER, Professor Asante mentioned that in pursuit of its core mandate (Research, Training, Teaching and Advocacy), ISSER has a well-equipped Measuring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) data unit which serves the sub-region.

The WAC-SRT Project seeks to contribute an integrated approach to the solution of some of the problems of West Africa’s rural underdevelopment by addressing technological, socio-economic, socio-political, administrative and cultural aspects of sustainable rural transformation.

The workshop ends on Thursday 22nd June, 2018.

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