Research Trainings and Workshop

Academic Non-Grantee Research Training in Mahasarakham

9-11 June 2017Mahasarakham,
ThailandSHAPE-SEA has always been committed to tap potentials amongst
academics, graduate students and research to accomplish studies related to
human rights and/or peace issues in academically developing areas of
ASEAN/Southeast Asia such as Lao PDR and the Northern and Northeastern
Regions of Thailand.The Training was co-organised by the Institute of
Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP)
, Mahidol  University,
and University
and College of Politics and Governance, Mahasrakham
.Academic Research Training in MahasarakhamA total of 35 participants, academics,
researchers and activists from Lao PDR, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Khon
Kaen, Chiang Mai, Tak and Chiang Rai, attended the three-day training which
included sessions on human rights and peace research methodologies,
analytical framework, research project management and group work on research
topic identification and planning.Main facilitators – Dr. Bencharat Sae-Chua
and Dr. Vachararutai Boonthinand Main facilitators - Dr. Bencharat Sae-Chua and Dr. Vachararutai
  BoonthinandTopics included – concepts and pressing issues on human rights
and peace, and analytical frameworks, and delivering human rights and peace
centred academic research. Sessions on human rights culture, legal
perspectives and peace approaches to research were conducted. Assoc. Prof.
Somchai Preechasilpakul, Faculty of Law, Chiang Mai University  and Dr.
Duanghathai Buranajaroenkij, IHRP shared their expertise during these
sessions.PanelPanel Discussion on Human Rights and Peace issues in Mekong
Discussion on Human Rights and Peace issues in Mekong Region Dr. Sriprapha
Petcharamesree, SHAPE-SEA Programme Chair, Dr. Somchai Phatharathananunth,
Dr. Chainarong Sretthachau of Maharasakam University.Participants also had
the chance to share their planned projects to the plenary. They also
underwent a session on project management.Output: The participants from
Universities based in the Northern, Northeastern parts of Thailand and Laos
will increase their capacity to (1) design a research plan (2) research
framework, and (3) Human Rights standardsOutcome: All participants are able
to develop basic skills and knowledge on researching about human rights and
peace in Thailand and Lao PDR.

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