African Social Work Writing Workshop

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in Nigeria.
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Across Africa social work has a key role in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals, yet the profession lacks an indigenous knowledge base and a voice to inform local and global social work. Nigerian academics report their work is often rejected by journals based on not meeting dominant academic standards. The Writing Workshop to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, will be led by social work academics, four British and one Nigerian, including two Editors-in-Chief.

The workshop will bring together twenty Early Career Researchers from six Sub-Saharan African countries to build their capacity in writing for publication in peer reviewed Q1, Q2 and Q3 journals, and to integrate African voices into re-shaping and re-defining local and global social work narratives. A Special Issue of Social Work Education: An International Journal (Q2) and a Routledge edited book on Social Work in Africa will provide a focus for the publication of participants’ workshop papers.

Workshop Team: Dr Susan Levy, University of Dundee; Professor Uzoma Okoye, University of Nigeria; Professor Mark Smith, University of Dundee; Dr Richard Ingram, University of Dundee; Professor Hugh McLaughlin, Manchester Metropolitan University

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