INGSA-Africa Call for Papers – 2021- Academic and Technical papers on science advice in emergencies

12 November, 2021

This is a call for Academic and Technical papers from the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA).

INGSA is a collaborative platform for policy exchange, capacity building and research across diverse global science advisory organisations and national systems. Through workshops, conferences and a growing catalogue of tools and guidance, the network aims to enhance the global science-policy interface to improve the potential for evidence-informed policy formation at sub-national, national and transnational levels (https://www.ingsa.org/about/). 

INGSA-Africa has the pleasure to announce the opening of a call for academic and technical papers on science advice in emergencies. The call is open to scientists across the African continent who meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria/ Author guidelines

The author must be 40 years of age or younger. The paper must be accepted for publication or already published within the last three years. Papers should relate directly to science advice in emergencies and could be in English or French.

Submission

Papers must be submitted to: nomfundo.mahlangeni@mrc.ac.za by 15 December 2021. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Submitted papers should bear the name, institutional affiliation, position held and contact email addresses of authors and accompanied by short bios. Only one submission is allowed per first author.

Adjudication of Submissions

- Submitted papers will be screened and reviewed by a sub-committee constituted by INGSA-Africa

- Winning papers will be announced by 15 January  2022

- Authors of papers adjudged as suitable will be partly sponsored to present their papers at regional or international conferences at which their abstracts have been accepted.

For inquiries, please contact Ms Nomfundo Mahlangeni at: nomfundo.mahlangeni@mrc.ac.za   

Kind regards,

Enock Musungwini (Mr)

MPH (LSHTM, UK); MBA (MSU, Zim); BSc Hons Psych (ZOU, Zim) & RGN (NCZ) Alternative Email : emusungwini54@gmail.com

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HIFA profile: Enock Musungwini is a Health, Development and Management Practitioner with more than 15 years experience working various thematic areas on Health in developing countries particularly Zimbabwe. Enock is currently studying for an MSc Public Health degree at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He holds a Masters in Business Administration, BSc Hons Psychology degree, Diploma in Nursing and Certificate in Public Health & Health Systems Management. He is a Student Ambassador for Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and Volunteer with Global Health Café. He can be reached on emusungwini AT yahoo.co.uk