From 12th to 15th October 2021, selected EU-ACT CSOs were trained on the rudiments of social research and how it can be used to drive development. CSOs, including D-Ability Initiative, needed this training as data gathering, analysis and documentation are a key part of our development work. This was the EU and British Council’s series of capacity-building programmes that D-Ability Initiative participated in.
Some of the key takeaways were:
• Research helps CSOs to gain familiarity with a phenomenon or to achieve new insight into it.
• It portrays accurately the characteristics of a particular individual, situation, or group.
• Research helps CSOs to determine the frequency with which something occurs or with which it is associated with something else.
• We also learned how to construct research tools such as questionnaires. The D-Ability Initiative was ably represented and gave a presentation.