By TRN Online, Kathmandu, August 24: The academics from the United Kingdom organised a three-day (21-23 August, 2022 ) writing and publishing workshop for academics and researchers workshop in Pokhara. Similarly, a writing workshop was also held in Kathmandu from 17- 19 August 2022 with 30 academics and practitioners/researchers. This workshop targeting young academics and researchers is supported by The British Academy.
The workshop was led by Dr. Shovita Dhakal Adhikari, Dr. Pramod Regmi and Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen all three from Bournemouth University, Dr. Emma Pitchforth from the University of Exeter UK, and Dr. Rashmee Rajkarnikar from the Central Department of Economics at Tribhuvan University with the support of local partners in Nepal including Social Science Baha and Green Tara Nepal. The workshop with mentoring support builds the research capacity of early career researchers researching gender and development in Nepal-based higher education institutions by improving their chances of getting published in international journals in English, according to a statement.
A keynote was delivered by Prof Dr Prem Narayan Aryal, Vice Chancellor of Pokhara University. He highlighted the issues around gender and development in Nepal and the importance of academic writing and publishing.
Dr Dhakal Adhikari highlighted: “As a sociologist and a female researcher I think it is very important to address gender issues in all part of society, including academic writing and publishing.” The workshop centres around the 23 chapters of the textbook ‘Academic Writing and Publishing in Health and Social Sciences was published this year by Social Science Baha and Himal Books in Kathmandu. A total of 60 early career researchers have participated. Dr Regmi added that “the researchers have a moral responsibility to share research findings to wider community and this workshop aims to support Nepali researchers on academic writing”.