Research Methodology Workshop for a Network of P/CVE Researchers in the Horn and Eastern Africa Region
The IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE) held a workshop to train local researchers in the Horn and Eastern Africa region on methodologies to be used in P/CVE research.
Researchers (three from each of the participating countries – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Tanzania) convened at the PrideInn Paradise Convention Centre in Mombasa, Kenya from the 14th – 18th May 2018.
The workshop was sponsored by the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations of the US State Department.
This was a unique workshop as it not only brought together local researchers specializing on P/CVE in the region but also offered ICEPCVE and its partners the opportunity to embark on a journey of developing a collective understanding on how to undertake P/CVE research that is factual and underpinned by empirical evidence.
The workshop was focused on two key areas:
1. Discussions on “Trust-Based, Qualitative Field Methods” – to which end an extensive training manual was prepared prior to the workshop.
2. Identification by the country teams of hypotheses and, subsequently, research abstracts which will form the basis of research papers (two from each country).
The papers will be presented during the ICEPCVE 1st Annual P/CVE Horn and Eastern Africa Researchers Network Conference to be held by the end of 2018. ICEPCVE will subsequently publish the papers.