Getting their first paper published

Publishing papers is an important way of sharing useful insights and information with the wider conservation science community. That is why a group of young conservationists from Africa are currently online – taking our course on scientific writing and publishing.   Over the next six weeks they will explore how the publishing process works, and learn how to structure a paper and present results in the most meaningful way.   Learning is taking place through the TBA’s new virtual learning platform as well as though live weekly sessions.  All of the participants share the same goal: they wish to publish their first paper and tell the world about the results of their research.

There is a huge demand for training in scientific communication: the course was oversubscribed with over 200 applicants. We were able to award places to 30 participants from 13 African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

This course and TBA’s investment in online learning are supported by MAVA Fondation Pour la Nature.