The Research and Advocacy course is designed for the Youth Advisory Research Unit to provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct research and engage in effective advocacy initiatives. The course aims to equip the YARU with the fundamental principles of research methodology, data analysis, and advocacy strategies. They will learn how to design and implement research projects, analyze data, and utilize evidence to advocate for meaningful change in various domains. This course emphasizes the practical application of research and advocacy skills to address pressing social issues.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Research
  2. Data Collection and Analysis
  3. Advocacy Strategies
  4. Research-Informed Advocacy
  5. Monitoring and evaluating the impact of advocacy efforts.

Final Assessment:

The final assessment for the Research and Advocacy course will consist of a practical project. Participants will be required to design and implement a small-scale research project on a selected social issue and develop an advocacy plan based on their research findings. The assessment will evaluate participants' ability to apply research methodologies, analyze data, and effectively communicate their findings to support advocacy efforts. Feedback and guidance will be provided to support participants' ongoing development in research and advocacy skills.

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our online learning platform
  • Student should commit approximately 2-3 hours of their time per day for the 3 day course.

Materials Provided:

  • Online delivery of the curriculum materials exercises and templates


  • In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments before the specified due date.