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Innovative and Quality Research Methods Knowledge and Skills Training Workshop

19-22 March 2019, Lilongwe, Malawi

Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel

Theme: Retooling Research, Grant Writing, Paper for Publication, Patenting, Communication & Supervision Skills for Institutional Improvement, 3rd Stream Income, National & Continental Socio-economic Development in the 21st Century

Aim of the workshop

The workshop encourages the sharing of knowledge and skills related to quality, relevant and contemporary research in higher education (HE) so as to update and upgrade participants’ knowledge and skills to both the old and new modes of research. Sharing experiences in students’ research methods teaching/learning, supervision and marking. It also aims to give insights on how University-Industry Linkages can be enhanced through research and is also meant to improve the Grant winning Proposals writing skills and enhance competencies of article reviewers and quality of publications by lecturers. IIt again deals with contemporary and up-coming data collection and analysis tools, pay attention to applied research and issues surrounding it as well as effective communication of research results. The key issue of copyrights and patents will also be covered in order to build confidence in universities of their capabilities to get 3rd stream income from copyrights and patents.


  • Share knowledge on the important endowments and characteristics of a good research
  • Equip participants with the background knowledge and skills that inform better quality research practices
  • Share knowledge and skills of the diverse ways of research using various Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
  • equip participants with generic writing techniques,
  • help to improve grant call and ordinary research proposal writing skills,
  • impart knowledge on general and specific expectations of reviewers (in case of publications),
  • upgrade knowledge and skills needed to assist & supervise students’ research projects well,
  • upgrade knowledge and skills needed to properly mark students’ research projects/dissertations and theses.
  • Share knowledge on copyrights and patents
  • Share knowledge and skills on paper reviewing and preparing good papers for publication as well as selection of journals.

Target Audience

Broad categories include civil society, industry, academia and government. Some of the specific categories include:

  • University lecturers
  • Polytechnics lecturers
  • College lecturers
  • Quality Assurance personnel in Higher Education Institutions, Colleges and Polytechnics
  • Personnel in Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and International organizations
  • Students in Higher & Tertiary Education
  • Any person who requires capacity building in his/her research skills

Registration Fees and how to pay:

  1. Malawi Nationals:  US$300. 00 or Malawian Kwacha Equivalent (NO CHEQUES)



Account Number: 1005303954

Bank: National Bank of Malawi

Branch: Mangochi

Swift Code: NBMAMWMW

  1. Other Nationals: AAU Members US$350. 00      iii)    Non-AAU Members $400. 00

OTHER Nationals can use bank details found on this link: or pay on site during Day 1 of the workshop

Facilitators : Dr Violet Makuku (Quality Assurance Specialist & the HAQAA Initiative Project Officer at AAU) and other renowned experts in the area.

Registration Link of the workshop:

Download Concept note here- CONCEPT NOTE FOR MALAWI WORKSHOP

Important Contacts:

i) Dr. Violet Makuku, Accra, Ghana: or

WhatsApp Mobile No:  +233 263 129 798

ii) Rev. Fr. A. Sengol Jeyaseelan, Secretary, DMI-St. John the Baptist University, Malawi

Mobile:+265 992 769 808 E-mail:

iii) Dr. M. Narayani, Research & Publication Coordinator,

DMI-St. John the Baptist University, Malawi   Mobile: +265 992 891 495


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