The proposed workshop furthers the ‘Nairobi Process,’ the British Academy-led initiative aimed at tackling the challenges of undertaking research in the social sciences and humanities in Africa. It also aligns with the highly impactful writing workshops scheme pioneered by the African Studies Association UK (ASAUK), and continued by the Journal Work Academy, supporting hundreds of Africa-based scholars to get published in high impact journals over the years. The workshop will bring together journal editors drawn from the social sciences and humanities and early career researchers from previous writing workshops and new ones, to further build their research skills through intensive ‘writing’ and mentoring sessions. In addition, the workshops will aim to contribute to ongoing initiatives to strengthen intra-Africa and international academic networks and structures to facilitate research collaboration and to provide continued career support to the workshop participants.
Workshop Team: Professor George Ogola, University of Nottingham; Dr Dorine Lugendo, Maseno University; Dr Carli Coetzee, International African Institute.