On the 1-2 of December 2022, the Central Asia Hub of the PEER Network hosted a two-day workshop. The Central Asia Hub Director, Prof Naureen Durrani, welcomed ten fellows across Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The team had two productive days of stimulating conversations, discussing data analysis strategies as well as approaches and potential analysis issues within the current research projects. Fellows had an opportunity to present preliminary findings of their small-scale research projects funded by the PEER Network and to receive feedback from peers and the workshop facilitators, Professor Naureen Durrani, Associate Professor Hélène Thibault and Post-Doctoral Researcher Assel Sharimova (Nazarbayev University).
This workshop was part of the Research and Practice Fellowships in the Political Economy of Education that aim to provide training and mentorship on applying for research funding and conducting research projects as well as developing a new cohort of researchers working on issues of education through a critical political economy lens as part of the wider PEER Network.