IFRA has organized fieldwork research training – also called ‘Summer Schools’ – since 2006 to contribute to reinforcing academic and research capacity in Eastern Africa. Trainees are introduced with and exposed to different methods of data collection, both qualitative and quantitative, in the classroom and in the field.
2019-“SALMEA collective fieldwork” (Kenya). This training was part of the SALMEA research program; it used the ECRIS method developed by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan in other contexts: see more about it here
2018-“Croiser les sources: méthodes et pratiques de terrain”, Nandi Hill (Kenya). This training was organized with IFRA-Nigeria and IFAS-Johannesburg.
2016-“BIOGRAFRICA: Training in the methodology of social sciences, Fort Portal” (Uganda)
2012-“Studying heritage and heritage-making in Stone Town, Zanzibar” (Tanzania)
2008-“An International Institution in an African Medium-Size Town: The Case of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha” (Tanzania)
2006-“Rose farming in Naivasha” (Kenya)