SPRI Global experts recently traveled to Conakry to hold hands-on training sessions for members of the Laboratoire d’Analyse Socio Anthropologique de Guinée (LASAG) of the public University of Sonfonia.

Our work built on the previous visits of our team members where the concepts forming the base of our analyses were laid. The activities were organised around equipping our trainees with the necessary skills for translating concepts into a full-fledged child multidimensional poverty analysis. Participants to the training were taught how to organize and analyse large databases using the Stata software and interpret the resulting analyses.

SPRI Global researcher Anais Dangeot holding a training session with LASAG staff

The participants to the sessions had extensive knowledge of the local context, through their regular field research, which led to a very rich collaboration. Overall, the trainees shined by their motivation and determination in learning and mastering the tools. We are both really looking forward to being back in Guinée to further consolidate national capacities.

SPRI Global researcher Lien Boon instructing LASAG staff on using MODA

The training sessions were held as part of supporting activities SPRI Global members are delivering to the national Unicef office for building national capacities in maintaining up-to-date programming and advocacy information. Using a child centred approach, the MODA method is being applied to Guinée’s MICS2016 nationally representative dataset as one of the inputs to the SitAn. For more information, consult our Projects description section or contact us directly.