Youth Researchers Academy goes global!
From June 19th – 23rd, Dr Mandi Tembo joined the MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit to facilitate the DIsability Inclusive Youth (DIY) Research Programme 2023. Rooted in a firm belief that young with disabilities should be involved as partners in the development, implementation, and evaluation of youth-focused disability research, the DIY programme offers young people with a disability an opportunity to be active partners in conducting ethically and scientifically sound research. Teaching sessions, conducted during the one-week program, explored aspects of the research process including forming relevant research questions, planning and conducting data collection, data analysis, report writing and dissemination of research findings. Following the training, the youth researchers will be offered the opportunity to carry out supervised research, working with a dedicated and highly experienced mentor and research team.