Countdown Fellows Gather in Nairobi for Analytical Training

The Countdown 2030 for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health (CD2030) project will hold its first training for the 2023 cohort from August 7 to 25, 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The training’s objective is to provide fellows with analytical skills that allow them to undertake their research project, data analysis and write-up of manuscripts on findings from their analyses. During the training, fellows will have the opportunity to interact directly with their assigned facilitators to review their analytical plans and methods. Fellows will also participate in at least two APHRC short courses (e.g. scientific writing, data analysis using STATA or R, systematic review.)

At the end of the analytical workshop, each fellow will have: finalized their research projects including analytical methods, products and timelines, set up a plan for writing and publishing manuscripts on findings from their research project, started data analysis for their research projects-preliminary findings, acquired skills to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and acquired relevant scientific writing skills and publishing tips.

CD2023 has in 2023 launched a Fellowship Program to strengthen research and analytical capacities for monitoring and tracking the progress of life-saving interventions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) in CD2030 collaborating countries in Africa. Every year, the program recruits about 10 fellows from the collaborating countries through a competitive process. Through the program, fellows will develop skills through instruction and engagement with global and regional CD2030 collaborators, by participating in APHRC short courses, and in interactions with other fellows. The 12-month program includes two residential trainings (one-month stay each) and remote support and engagements.

Learn more about the fellowship program.