Academic writing workshop
For researchers and practitioners in MHPSS from the Global South
We envision inclusive academic publishing, encompassing the knowledge and experience of researchers and practitioners from the Global South. Our writing workshops are a critical part of our mission to bridge these gaps in MHPSS.
Promoting inclusivity in academic writing
Supported by Intervention journal, ARQ provides writing workshops aimed at supporting practitioners and early career researchers in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), including those from low and middle-income countries (LMIC), to grow their academic writing skills. Writing workshops support actors with limited background in academic writing to build the skills needed to document and disseminate knowledge on MHPSS in line with the standards of peer-reviewed journals.
Sponsoring Intervention writing workshops
International or local partners interested in sponsoring a writing workshop for a group of MHPSS practitioners or early career researchers will work closely with the development team to co-design the workshop. The writing workshop curriculum will be tailored to meet the needs of the specific target group.
The writing workshop lasts 5 to 6 days, is co-facilitated by ARQ and Intervention staff and includes follow up calls to bring the writing to a successful submission. The workshop aims to:
- Increase individual capacity in academic writing;
- Contribute to development of individual academic profiles;
- Globally disseminate knowledge on MHPSS and related fields through the Intervention journal;
- Support academic profiling of organisations as generating evidence based work;
- Results in submission of a complete manuscript at Intervention or any other journal of choice.
Writing workshops in Kenya and Burundi
In 2023, ARQ provided an Academic Writing Workshop for researchers at Amref International University in Mombasa, Kenya, within the framework of the DiSoCo international research consortium. Currently, ARQ is collaborating with The Denis Mukwege Centre of Excellence (CEDM) at Evangelical University in Africa (UEA) to provide a writing workshop to early career researchers from UEA and its partners in the DRC, Rwanda, and Burundi. The writing workshop will be followed by a training of trainers (ToT) to ensure academic writing skills can be institutionalised within the university.
Connect with us for more information
Are you interested in funding a writing workshop to support MHPSS practitioners or early career researchers to contribute their knowledge and experience to an academic journal? ARQ and Intervention welcome collaboration to strengthen the representation of MHPSS actors from the Global South in international academic publications. For inquiries, please contact David Nieuwe Weme at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A peer reviewed journal
Intervention, the Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Settings is an inclusive, open access journal published twice per year under the auspices of ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre (ARQ).