The Research Council of Zimbabwe staff underwent a training to improve their skills in writing, editing, resource mobilisation, and review of research articles.

The training was conducted by the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Centre for Professional Development from 07-17 March 2016. As a result of the high level of engagement involved in the training, RCZ offices were closed for business from 7- 17 March 2016 to facilitate attendance by all RCZ staff members.

RCZ Secretriat staff training

In her opening remarks, at the training RCZ Executive Director Mrs Susan Muzite, highlighted that RCZ Board valued the training highly.  As such RCZ had to advertise in the Sunday Mail informing stakeholders of RCZ offices closure for the duration of the training period.  This showed how important the training was to RCZ. ZOU was requested to equally give the training a high priority so that RCZ achieves its training objective.

The following areas were covered over the two week training period: Report writing, Research Articles Review, Resource mobilisation, Minute taking and writing, Professional English writing and editing skills and Project proposal writing.  All trained will be issued a certificate of competence.