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Workshop on Scientific  and Manuscript Writing

2nd & 3rd of November 2023, Yaoundé


 Venue: GFAC Hotel, Yaoundé

About the course

The Nkafu Policy Institute of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation is organizing a two-days intensive training course on scientific writing and publication, aiming to improve the scientific writing and publishing skills of young academics, researchers and professionals. The course is specifically designed to enable participants to:

  • Write high standard research papers
  • Master the editorial and peer review processes
  • Know how to efficiently manage references
  • Pitch their research for different audiences
  • Understand ethical issues and good practices related to publications

Download the Training Concept note here

Download the course Flyer here

Why you should attend?

  • The course will equip participants with the skills to produce high standard research papers published in top-ranked journals.
  • Acquisition of a lifetime and game changing skills
  • Highly interactive and practical training format
  • Certificate of completion awarded at the end of the training
  • Post-training follow-up

Who should attend?

  • Master and PhD students,
  • Recent PhD graduates
  • Researchers with public and private organisations
  • Professionals involved with research-related activities

Course facilitators

The program is organized by the Nkafu Policy Institute at the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation. It will be facilitated by faculty members from Cameroon and United States Universities and Nkafu Policy Institute experts.

Course delivery

Lectures, simulations, case-study discussions, group work.

Duration & Location

The training will run for 2 days from  the 2nd & 3rd of November 2023, 10:00am to 6:00pm. It will be hosted at GFAC Hotel, Yaoundé.

Course Registration

Once selected to join this special training program, participants shall pay a registration fee of  15,000 FCFA / ($25) for students and 30000 FCFA / ($50) for non-students. Attendees are required to provide drafts of abstracts or manuscripts they would like critiqued and they will be given opportunity to discuss it with a faculty member. As part of the training program, candidates will receive training materials during the 2 days.


The foundation offers a scholarship to sponsor 5 free seats for the training.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be a student at Master’s or PhD level
  • Demonstrate a strong motivation to attend the course
  • Submit a recent, unpublished paper or conference abstract: It should contain all the following elements: Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Conclusion, Key words.

How to apply?

Application is to be completed entirely online. No application received by any other mean will be considered.

Application deadline for the scholarship: October 06th , 2023

Results notification (for both selected and non-selected participants): October 13th, 2023

To apply for a sponsored seat, complete application form here and submit supporting documents.