About AFWG Workshops
Training to Engaged Research Workshops:
AFWG Training to Engaged Research workshops aim to provide training to scholars and NGO researchers on writing successful research proposals to articulate their research project. The goal is to provide them with a greater probability of being funded, in addition to training in research design and implementation.
Workshops are offered to scholars and NGO researchers by AFWG core group members and directed by Suad Joseph. Suad Joseph provides the basic guidelines and structure of the workshop to participants, while AFWG core group members engage the participants in small writing groups to work on their individual projects. Mentoring continues for 4-6 months following the workshops with assignments and responses by mentors assigned to each participant individually. Currently, AFWG offers small grants to successful participants to carry out research during the mentoring period. The participants return for a second workshop focusing on data analysis and presenting their research results.
The workshops are funded by the Ford Foundation Cairo office.
AFWG Media Workshops aim to to engage media personnel and practitioners on the issues that AFWG researches. Through inviting key regional media outfits to a series of interviews and engagements around representations of Arab families in the media and AFWG research findings, AFWG can further disseminate its findings and help deconstruct the monolithic representation of families in the media.
The purpose of AFWG Stakeholder Workshops is to share research thoughts, topics, results, and methodologies with various sets of stakeholders who are involved with work on families in the countries where AFWG researches. They aim to bring together AFWG core group members and community activists, other colleagues and researchers of family studies, policy makers and governmental and non-governmental representatives involved in law and policy making around families, and professionals and practitioners engaged in transformative work on families. An engaged dialogue on the issues among these various constituencies is believed to develop further AFWG research and its responsiveness to community concerns and illuminate theoretical frameworks and methods to community practitioners. It will also allow for in-progress evaluation of AFWG research and on-going dissemination of research outcomes.