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International Training - At Home and Away
The Centre for Community Based Research has provided training to Indonesian scholars and government officials since 2013. The training focused on building capacity for university-community engagement through community-based research (CBR). The training has been held at CCBR in Kitchener Waterloo as well as in Indonesia.
The training was part of a larger Government of Canada initiative called Supporting Islamic Leadership in Indonesia - the Local Leadership for Development (SILE/LLD), designed to support democratic governance and enhance local participation in decision-making processes.
Training at Home
The first delegation of Indonesian scholars and government officials visited CCBR in 2013 in cooperation with the Institute of Governance in Ottawa. As their testimonial shows, they found the training at CCBR to be intriguing and well done. A few of the most recent visits are further outlined below.
Eight guests arrived at CCBR for two weeks of training and support from November 7-18, 2016. They participated in a number of educational workshops related to CBR, and worked on developing their own CBR projects, proposals, and articles with the support of CCBR staff.
Fifteen guests arrived at CCBR in December 2014. They participated in 8 days of CBR training, with several evening outings around the Waterloo Region.
The Indonesian guests enjoyed their training in CBR methodology. As one participant explained, "[It is] inspiring me to do the best for my community, [and] for my program in community engagement". How could we have made it better? "More than 10 days" another explained.
A group of 6 delegates attended five days of training at CCBR in October 2014. CCBR staff provided in-house lectures on CBR as well as site visits to local universities and community agencies. In addition, the delegates attended CCBR's weekly participatory action research course with students from Renison University College and the University of Waterloo (see photo below).
Formerly Centre for Research and Education in Human Services (CREHS)