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The 2016 Scientific Research Paper Writing Workshop participants

13 November 2016 — The annual Scientific Research Paper Writing Workshop kicked off at the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub in Nairobi Kenya today.

The workshop which is scheduled to run for six days brings together 29 participants from Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

This year's training specifically targets alumni of the BecA-ILRI Hub's Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) fellowship program with the aim of strengthening their scientific writing skills and speed the process of publishing their work through a hands-on approach.

During the training, experienced trainers from the International Foundation for Science (IFS)—a strategic partner of the ABCF program—will facilitate discussions on challenges and opportunities open to scientists as they publish their work.

The Scientific Research Paper Writing Workshop is one of  the activities of the ABCF program the BecA-ILRI Hub that are strengthening capacity of national agricultural research systems to drive innovation. The papers coming out of this workshop will be published in open access journals.

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