Gender unit at DUCE and Trinity College Dublin organized a series of research trainings at DUCE aimed at equipping researchers with requisite skills and knowledge on how to integrate gender aspects in their research and projects; thanks to Project GATE (Gender Awareness and Transformation through Education).

The project is funded by the Irish Government via the Irish Aid and will see several academic members of staff conducting researches with gender undertones unlike in the past.

This week, there was a two-day training session at DUCE with more than forty administrative and academic members of staff in attendance.

The College Deputy Principal (Administration), Dr. Method Samwel Semiono, represented the top management and officiated at the training opening. Dr. Semiono urged the participants to take seriously the training and apply the knowledge gained in conducting various research projects and also in building a gender sensitive community.

Facilitators during the training included Dr. Simwanza Katanta from Plan International who presented a talk on Introduction to Gender-based research, Dr. Hezron Zacharia Onditi who presented a talk on quantitative research approaches, and Mr. Linus John who introduced the participants to online research tools/forms.

The GATE Project Coordinator, Dr. Pertpetua Urio, explaining a concept to participants before the training kicks off officially on the first day
One of the facilitators, Dr. Simwanza Katanta, from Plan International-Tanzania, stressing a point during the training
One of the participants, Mr. Conrad Masabo, gesturing as he stresses a point during the first day of the training
Mr. Linus John presents a talk on interactive online research tools