Workshop on Preparing Detailed Research Design

The workshop was held between June 20-22, 2015 at Vietnam Academy of Water Resources Headquarter, Hanoi.

The workshop was held between June 20-22, 2015 at Vietnam Academy of Water Resources Headquarter, Hanoi.

For millions of people across Southeast Asia, water resources are inextricably linked to local livelihoods and wellbeing, agricultural production and food security, and local economies. Water resources are also linked to large-scale development plans, including for irrigation and hydropower development. The “Capacity Building and Professional Development of Water Governance and Regional Development Practitioners in the Mekong, Salween and Red river basins” project will strengthen the capacity for undertaking research and policy engagement of scholars and practitioners of water, land and energy use, management and governance in the Red, Mekong and Salween river basins. It also intends to build a learning community amongst these scholars and practitioners.

The first workshop for the project was hosted by the Vietnam Academy of Water Resources in Hanoi on 20-22 June 2015. The workshop objectives were:

  • For research fellows and project staff to meet and get to know each other

  • For research fellows to refine research questions and objectives based on WLE’s concept

  • For research fellows to produce a detailed research design, based on the fellowship application

  • For research fellows to understand the administrative arrangements for the project, including narrative and financial reporting and relationship with mentor and buddy mentor

The workshop agenda can be downloaded here.

Workshop Presentations

  1. Brief Introduction to MK 31, 32, and 33 by Dr. Carl Middleton

  2. Research for Development by Dr. Kim Geheb

  3. Introduction to Writeshop Design by Dr. Carl Middleton

  4. Research for Change by Dr. Kim Geheb

  5. Gender Justice and Women's Rights by Dr. Emma Aquinot

  6. Framing Your Research by Dr. Carl Middleton

  7. Developing Interesting Questions and Meaningful Objectives by Dr. Ha Hai Duong

  8. Research Design and Methods by Dr. Kanokwan Manorom (Download research design summary sheet)

  9. Research for Impact by Dr. Kim Geheb

  10. Budget and Workplan by Dr. Carl Middleton (Download sample Budget - MK31 and MK32)

  11. The Research Design Report By Dr. Carl Middleton

  12. Role of Mentors by Dr. Kanokwan Manorom

Workshop 2: Data Collection Workshop is in Rasi Salai, Thailand