Are you a writer? Do you want to lend your pen towards creating awareness for sustainable energy, environmental sustainability and climate change in Africa? Then here’s your chance to publish with us!
The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) is a youth-led pan-African initiative committed to raising global and multi-stakeholder support for clean energy transition and climate resilience in Africa through a multidisciplinary network of various stakeholders active in sustainable energy, environment, and climate change fields across the globe. ISNAD-Africa is inviting guest authors to submit articles which will be published on our website and circulated widely to our global network.
Guidelines for submissions
The following are required for articles to be published on our page.
Name of author(s)
Profile of author(s): Every article should have a 70-word profile of the author with a standard profile picture
Contact details: E-Mail and social media handle(s) – Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook
Headline or title (less than 20 words): The title should grab the reader’s attention and sum up the main idea of the article.
Feature image: This depicts the main theme of the article and is visible when shared on social media and other online media.
Article summary: Every article should have a summary that will be put in Italics at the top. Usually, it should not be more than 50 words.
Structure (style and content) :
- Background – what is known about the subject, include sources or literature (use hyperlinks for online sources)
- Key message – explain the message with examples, illustrations, images, numbers, citations
- Conclusion – remind the reader why the article was written, reprise the argument that has been made and the call to action (what do you want the audience to do?)
- Ensure to use good quality and appropriately captioned photos in the body of text
Consider the audience and goals of ISNAD-Africa: Choose your topic related to our thematic areas of sustainable energy (renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy access), environment and climate change. Other topics addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are welcome as well
Consider the (who, what, when, where, why and how) before you write
Research your topic (talk to experts, review literature)
Keep it simple (avoid jargons), use simple language and explain each technical term. The readers may not be experts in your industry. Online references should be inserted in-line as hyperlinks.
You may use subheadings to break down the article
Proofread or ask a friend to review
Click here to submit an article. If you have questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.