Tackling global challenges is an interdisciplinary task and the next generation of researchers must be interdisciplinary experts. Led by editors of two leading interdisciplinary journals –Scientific African and the Journal of Gender Studies – and supported by senior researchers from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University of York, this programme aims to enhance the interdisciplinary research and writings skills of humanities and social science early career researchers from English-speaking West Africa (Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone). It will offer an introduction into the opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary research, hands-on training in getting interdisciplinary research published in leading journals and in applying for interdisciplinary grants, and mentoring and networking opportunities. In doing so, it will provide participants with key tools to empower themselves on the academic labour market, while also increasing the interdisciplinary expertise in West Africa to address major development challenges.
Workshop team: Professor Henrice Altink, University of York; Professor Philip Antwi-Agyei, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana; Professor Henry Kofi Mensah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Professor Kabila Abass, Kwame Nkrumh University of Science and Technology; Dr Benjamin Apraku Gyampoh; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Dr Nadia Tagoe, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.