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DRID and HR Hold Capacity Building Training for Grant Recipients

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Published: Wed, 05/22/2024 - 15:37

The Directorate of Research, Innovation, and Development (DRID) and the Division of Human Resource (HR) at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), have successfully conducted comprehensive capacity-building training for current grant recipients and project managers.

The one-day event, held at the Students Centre Seminar Room III on the North Campus, focused on equipping participants with essential skills and knowledge to navigate the complexities of project implementation.

The training, which took place on Thursday, 16th May, 2024, addressed crucial issues commonly faced by project implementers. Attendees engaged in in-depth discussions on the role of DRID in project implementation, best practices for managing projects, financial management of projects, tax regulations, and the administrative and financial responsibilities involved in project claim processing.

Prof. Samuel Hayford
Prof. Samuel Hayford

Representing the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Hayford, emphasised the University Management's recognition of the pivotal role that grant recipients and project managers play in advancing UEW’s mission. He assured participants of the administration’s support in ensuring timely and successful execution of their projects.

“Whenever you have a project, it represents your innovation. You are undertaking that project to drive change, to improve, and to make an impact. We must fulfill the ideas behind our projects to foster development and transformation. A project is an extension of who you are; it demonstrates your commitment to teaching, publishing, and researching,” Prof. Hayford remarked.

He called on all faculty members to actively participate in implementing innovative projects that will strengthen UEW and enhance its global standing. “We encourage you not only to share your successes but also to demonstrate your efforts and attempts in securing projects, as this is integral to being a scholar,” he added.

Prof. (Mrs.) Esther Yeboah Danso-Wiredu
Prof. (Mrs.) Esther Yeboah Danso-Wiredu

Prof. (Mrs.) Esther Yeboah Danso-Wiredu, Director of DRID, highlighted that the workshop was organised in response to feedback from project implementers regarding technical challenges, including cumbersome paperwork and other obstacles that often deter individuals from pursuing grants.

“We are here to build our capacity to understand and appreciate the process better. By addressing these concerns, we hope to encourage more faculty members to engage in project writing, realising its value and impact,” she explained.

From top L-R: Dr. Bernard B. B. Bingab, Mr. Shadrack Nketia, Mr. Stephen Ernest Donkor and Mr. Michael Harod Danso-Ntiamoah
From top L-R: Dr. Bernard B. B. Bingab, Mr. Shadrack Nketia, Mr. Stephen Ernest Donkor and Mr. Michael Harod Danso-Ntiamoah

The workshop featured expert presentations from Prof. Esther Yeboah Danso-Wiredu, Dr. Bernard B. B. Bingab, Mr. Shadrack Nketia, Mr. Michael Harod Danso-Ntiamoah, and Mr. Stephen Ernest Donkor. These experts provided valuable insights into the challenges faced by project implementers and offered practical solutions to overcome them.

The training session was well-received, with participants expressing gratitude for the clarity and support provided. This initiative underscores UEW’s commitment to fostering a conducive environment for research and innovation, ultimately contributing to the university's mission of academic excellence and societal impact.

A cross-section of participants

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