Capacity Building

In this project, we have five methodological hubs, each led by a LMIC researcher, to deliver capacity building. Individually, these hubs act as centres for conducting methodology and subject specific research and activities and collectively they form a network of researchers, allowing South-South learning and capacity building.

Capacity Building
Bringing together our project staff, investigators, in-country institutions and partners to support research capacity and training


In this project, we have five methodological hubs to deliver capacity building.

These methodological hubs:

  • Support and deliver capacity building activities, based on in-hub expertise  

  • Support methodological development of researchers at all levels 

  • Foster peer-to-peer support for junior and mid-level researchers to deliver the project and South-South learning

  • Foster collaboration across study countries through joint initiatives (papers, conferences) 

  • Promote exchange of good practice 

Capacity Building team structure


We have 8 postdocs, 4 PhD students and 16 research assistants throughout the project. Given the complexity of contexts in which we are undertaking research and the different needs of our in-country partners, a diversity of approaches to capacity building are required.  In delivering the activities, we are recognising that the process of capacity building may need to be shaped by adaptation, experimentation, learning.

Capacity building - guiding principles


  • Grounded capacity exchange
  • Reflexive, critical exchange
  • Adaptive, learning approach
  • Codesign

What is the experience of doing this as a postdoc, fieldworker in (country)?


  • Theory/practice, focus on fieldwork
  • Flexible and pragmatic
  • Deep rigour in grounded approach
  • Commitment to equitable reserch partnerships

Cross-institutional/wider strategic

Each methodological hub designs their own programme of training and activities, based on their methodological expertise. Find out more below:

The Equi-injury team provides training and resources relevant to global health research.

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We will be adding more resources soon – these will be open access and freely available to all!

Our latest news

Participatory Research and Stakeholder Engagement Training Exchange, 25-26th March 2024

Equi-injury country post-docs participated in a two-day training in Dubai, UAE. The overall purpose was to equip teams to plan and implement a participatory approach to CEI activities, broadly defined as multi-Stakeholder Engagement, Involvement and Dialogue (“SEID”).

People talking around a table, with one woman in the foreground, another woman in the middle and a man at the back
Screenshot of a Twitter post and image posted by Dr Justine Davies about discussions during their 2 day training in Dubai