Community skills development Uganda: writing for regional impact
- Project status
- Writing Workshops 2022
The Community Skills Development Uganda Writing Workshop focuses on the university as a site of mediation in the regional skills ecosystem in Uganda. Specifically, where early career researchers are supporting skills development through participatory research in the local community but where academic writing and mentoring support is scarce. The objective of the proposed Writing Workshop series is to support the translation of community based (and community led) research on skills and development into academic publications and policy briefs for theoretical and practical impact in the region. The Uganda Writing Workshop consists of three phases that support this overriding objective. Phase 1: four preparatory training workshops focused on academic writing, publishing and research funding; Phase 2: three-day in-person writing workshop supporting and mentoring early career researchers to develop a Special Issue proposal and develop paper proposals and/or manuscripts in progress. Phase 3: ongoing academic-mentor writing support (6-9 months).
Workshop team: Dr Jo-Anna Russon, University of Nottingham; Dr David Monk, Gulu University; Dr Robert Jjuuko, EDI Uganda Community College.