The programme aims to enhance the academic publishing capacity of eight research universities in Ethiopia. It does so through training workshops to improve scholarly writing skills of early career researchers and postgraduate students and by creating a mentorship infrastructure for project sustainability. The context is the twofold global concern about low numbers of articles published in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals by academics living in the global south and poor representation of female academic authors from and living in the global south. The programme will support networking and collaborative opportunities for researchers within Ethiopian Universities and beyond where the team has established research networks. It will strengthen the involvement of Ethiopian researchers in publication practices and empower women in academia, ensuring 30-40% of participants are women. The project builds on the collaborative network developed using UKRI GCRF funding in 2019 and the experience and situational analysis of Co-Is in Ethiopia.
Workshop team: Dr Meera Tiwari, University of East London; Dr Seyoum Yunkura Hameso, Hawassa University; Professor Gargi Bhattarcharyya, University of East London; Dr Rediet Mesfin Tadesse, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia; Dr Susannah Pickering-Saqqa, University of East London.