Overview of Network Analysis Workshop

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Date(s) - 04/06/2016 - 06/06/2016
All Day

National Zoonoses and Food Hygiene Research Centre, Tahachal


Network analysis is the process of investigating social structures through the use of network and graphtheories. It characterizes networked structures in terms of nodes (individual actors, people, or things within the network) and the ties or edges (relationships or interactions) that connect them. Examples of social structures commonly visualized through social network analysis include social media networks, friendship and acquaintance networks, collaboration graphs, kinship, disease transmission, and sexual relationships. That is, network analysis is a toolbox of methods for: exploring the topology of networks, identifying subgroups, characterizing the role of individuals, illustrating networks and statistical analysis of network data.

The four days training work shop on Network Analysis of Livestock Movement from 4-7 June 2016 at National Zoonoses and Food Hygiene Research Centre Tahachal, Kathmandu, Nepal. A total 18 participants were enrolled in the training workshop including six one health fellows. Dr. Sithar Dorjee, Regional Coordinator of South Asia One Health Programme, International Development group of Massey University, New Zealand was a facilitator.

The main objectives of the workshop were:

  • To train One Health fellows and officials of the collaborating agencies in network analysis techniques using UCINet6 and summarize results of CIP studies.

  • Introduction to the concepts of networks and network analysis

  • Understand different uses of network analysis in epidemiology – how networks affect disease spread dynamics and control measures.

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