A workshop organized by the Institute for Gross National Happiness Studies (Royal University of Bhutan) and GDN workshop took place at Samtse in September 2015.
The main objective of the workshop was to develop the capacity of faculty members in the university colleges to conduct research independently. The applicants have been trained in writing research proposals, conducting effective literature reviews, improving the methodology, and time management. Around thirty researchers and faculty members presented their proposals, and received inputs and guidance from experts.
The Building Research Capacity in Least Developed Countries program is a demand-driven project launched by the Global Development Network, with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The program aims to build the research capabilities of research institutions based and working in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), to address their needs with an aim to raise and strengthen their research and outreach skills in a sustainable manner.
Under this program, GDN is partnering with four academic and research institutions to implement and monitor specific research capability building programs that are designed and proposed by the institutions themselves:
- The Institute for Gross National Happiness Studies, Royal University of Bhutan
- Université Royale de Droit et des Sciences Economiques du Cambodge in partnership with Académie des Sciences Sociales du Vietnam
- Haramaya University, Ethiopia
- Centre Africain d'Etudes Supérieures en Gestion, Senegal