Taabo: Afrique One-ASPIRE strengthens the scientific writing capacity of researchers

30 July 2021

The city of Taabo, in the South-East of Côte d’Ivoire, has hosted a workshop on writing scientific articles for six days. This workshop was initiated by the Afrique One-ASPIRE programme, in order to prepare the research findings of three projects for publication.

The three projects are: i) Thermotherapy, which is about wound management through the implementation of One Health, ii) a Botnar-funded project about well-being of schoolchildren by combining micronutrient supplementation with physical activity, and iii) Afrique One-ASPIRE, which advocates an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach for research on diseases at the human-animal-environment interface. Thus, 18 researchers from these three projects met twice for 3 days each time (from July 15 to 17, 2021 and from July 22 to 24, 2021),  to work on their draft articles. .  Facilitators and co-authors provided advice on structure, writing methodologies and any other difficulty encountered.

The workshop was conducted in a hybrid format (face-to-face and online participation) and allowed individual participants to improve and refine their papers for submission to appropriate peer-reviewed journals.

 The organisers expect that about ten articles will be submitted by the end of August. The publication of these articles will significantly boost the number of articles of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) for this year. This type of workshop is now being considered for  the writing of theses and projects.

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