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END OF TRAINING EVALUATION FORM Name (Optional Area of specialisation:
Email address (Optional
Rate the following on a scale of 1 to 5 where 5 indicates excellent and 1 indicates very poor (tick one box only).

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1. Research proposal writing Details of proposal writing

Key definitions and insights to proposal writing

Concept note


EU-ACP call

2. Research Methods Quantitative research methods

Qualitative research methods

St Vincent cassava project case study

Sensory attributes of sweet potato case study

Research Ethics

3. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Introduction to IPR for TRC and branding

Issues in IPR exploitation

Master Class on Proposal Writing

Master Class on Research Methods

Master Class on Intellectual property

Fieldwork exercise (TRC value chain)

Group Proposal Writing Assignment

Suitability of the venue

Which sessions did you find most useful
What did you like most about the training
What are 3 areas that could be improved on

3. What 3 main lessons have you learnt from the training
3. What are your future plans to upgrade your research skills after the training
What else would you like to be added to the training programme in future

THANK YOU (Please continue over page, if necessary)

Personal Development Contract
A contract you make with yourself, by answering the following questions.
1. What do I need to become a more efficient researcher and winner of proposals

2. What am I willing to do in order to achieve this

3. What might get in the way of my achievements

4. How will I overcome these obstacles

5. How will I and others know that I have achieved this goal

6. How will I reward myself when I have achieved this goal

Manual contents
Training objectives
Style and content of the training programme
Introduction to the trainers
Francis ouruma alacho
Professor satish chandra
Chitaku g. mucheleng’anga
Dr gregory robin
Professor keith tomlins
Course timetable
Module one writing research proposals
Value chain approaches
Table 2.1 concept note content
Expected results
Other related
Why is it important to the scientific world – what
Practice makes perfect!!
Split into existing groups
Example of coding an interview script
Undertaking research in value chains
What is a value chain
Fieldwork exercise diagnosis of trc value chain research needs
Ideas for interview questions general
Table 5.1 criteria fora successful interviewer
Module two research methods
Informed consent
Table 7.1 selected patent applications by patent office, broken down by resident and
Source: wipo statistics database, january 2011
Module three capturing intellectual property rights
Table 8.1: summary of types of intellectual property and what they protect
Certification marks
Potato”. ab geographical indication (gi)
Plant breeders' rights (pbr)
Protection of new plant varieties
Exercise: who owns ip
Hawai’i taro patent controversy
Source: makerere university (2010) process map for to-be process – inv 1.1 protection-patenting.
Chapter ten building a community of practice
References/further reading
Research methods
Intellectual property rights
Appendix 1 understanding and using development terms
Information on data
Quality assurance
Backup and security
Expected difficulties in data sharing
Preparation of data for sharing and archiving
Appendix 4 research funding bodies
African union research grant call
Bill & melinda gates foundation, usa
Gdn’s global research capacity building program on research
International foundation for science
Leverhulme-royal society africa award
Newton international fellowships scheme
Rockefeller foundation
Start (system for analysis research and training)
The africa/asia/latin america scholarly collaborative program
The cgiar research program on climate change, agriculture, and food
The food security center (fsc) university of hohenheim, germany
Third world academy of sciences
World bank – development marketplace
Appendix 5 check your proposal
It is important not to
Typical comments from evaluators of eu research proposals (corn, 2010)
Final advice from the eu/checklist
Appendix 6 course forms
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