This writing workshop will build the writing and publication capacities of early career researchers at African universities. Africa is among the world regions most affected by violent conflicts and ranks highest in the OECD (2020) fragility index. African states also contribute the majority of troops to international peacekeeping missions. However, academic voices from Africa are nonetheless missing from debates about peacekeeping and state-building. The workshops will provide training for early career researchers from universities in East and Central Africa. The workshops will offer peer review for papers, familiarise participants with the publication processes, advise on funding bodies and proposals and establish a mentoring scheme for selected authors. The workshop provides a platform for knowledge exchange and supports the establishment of an academic network that connects early career researchers to the wider academic community, including senior scholars from Europe and Africa, editors of relevant journals, and funding bodies.
Workshop Team: Professor Jutta Bakonyi, Durham University; Dr Geoffrey Lugano, Kenyatta University