The Mitchell Group will be holding the first of two pilot training workshops this week. The first pilot workshop will be held in Accra, Ghana and will be on qualitative research methods. The pilot workshops, which are being implemented by TMG and its partner the University of Pittsburgh are part of a USAID/West Africa Regional Peace and Governance Office (RPGO) capacity building initiative designed to improve evaluation, research and analytical capacity of local and regional organizations in West Africa. These pilots will serve as a precursor to a series of instructional modules that will be conducted in the summer of 2014. The pilots will therefore serve as an opportunity to test teaching methodology, skill levels of individual participants , and evaluate bilingual challenges in the seminars.
The second pilot workshop will be on quantitative research methods and will be held in Benin in May 2014.