Research methodology & Project Monitoring Training


Youth Drivers for change project is being implemented by the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) with seed funding provided by Irish Aid. The project aims to build the capacity of voluntary, youth-led, community based organisations to generate social action that will contribute positively to the on-going development of Vietnam. The central focus of the project is on young people and their involvement in youth groups and youth clubs on the local level. A core group of young people identified as potential leaders will be provided with initial training in research methodology and mentoring to assist in conducting consultations with youth organisations to ascertain their capacity building needs. Following further training in group facilitation, project management and development issues these youth leaders will transfer the skills and knowledge they have gained to other young people in youth groups and support them to initiate community projects of their own, using a peer education model.

We are calling for 20 young and dynamic applicants to attend the Training “Research methodology & Project Monitoring” from . The training is enable participants to refresh and strengthen research methodology skills in order to improve the quality of the needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation of their community projects.


Duration: 15-17 July 2016 (2 days, 8h00 – 17h00)

Venue: Resort outside of Hanoi

Fee: All costs of the program will be covered by the organizers. Participants are required to pay a deposit of 500.000VND. This deposit will be given back after the participants fully attend the program.

Trainer: Dr. Abel Polese, Research Fellow, School of Law and Government of Dublin City, Ireland Training

Objectives: After the training, participants are expected to

  • Refresh and practice tools and methods in needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation
  • Review the application and effectiveness of the tools in their projects
  • Enhance skills of project development and management for better quality of their community projects


The training is designed for 20 young people (18 – 30 years old) who are living in Vietnam and:

  • Can communicate fluently in English
  • Are youth workers or leaders/core members of youth groups and youth clubs
  • Have experience in youth activities/ development
  • Have experience and relevant knowledge of Project Management or Research Skills
  • Commit to fully attend training and follow the tasks given by facilitation team to spread the lessons you will have learned and use them to improve your team in real life. Are open-minded, creative and active


  • Fill in the following application form by 23h00 pm on 8 July 2016
  • Result announcement: by 12 July 2016


  • Tuan Anh, Programme Coordinator
  • Email:
  • Tel: 04-62601094
  • Mobile: 01674.676.674 (Please no text messege or calling after 6pm)


1. Organizers The Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) is a Vietnamese non-profit organization legally registered in 2009. CSDS is addressing development issues in Vietnam with particular focuses on climate change for environment protection, women empowerment through sustainable livelihood support, children support through social inclusion, youth development through international exchange, non-formal education and youth social initiatives support.  For more information, please visit: Irish Aid is Ireland’s official aid programme, working on behalf of Irish people to address poverty and hunger in some of the world’s poorest countries. Irish Aid engages in and support development and provide humanitarian assistance with a particular focus on reducing poverty and hunger in sub-Saharan Africa.For more information, please visit:

2. Trainer Dr Abel Polese works as a researcher at Dublin City University where, in addition to research, he is managing a portfolio of development projects in Central Asia, the Caucasus and South East Asia of more than 9 Million EUR and his project “sustainable development in cultural diversity” received the Global Education award from the Council of Europe in 2011 He has been working with Vietnam since 2007, when he spent a month in Hanoi thanks to a ASEF-funded project and has been working with CSDS for several years thanks to a number of capacity building projects with South East Asia. He acts as technical advisor of Youth Divers for Change Project in monitoring quality and helping to shape out a strategy for training and dissemination of project results.

Author: Lien Quan

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