In November 2016 CommsConsult was asked by SciDev.Net to deliver a one day training course on science communications for the International Science Council, as part of a larger five-day Transdisciplinary Research Training Programme.
The International Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organization that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils. Its aim is to advance science as a global public good.
Nyasha Musandu, Senior Associate for Training at CommsConsult, travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to facilitate and lead a workshop that focused on science communication. Workshop participants were drawn from the Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa (LIRA), a five year long grant programme for early career Africa scientists working on solutions-oriented sustainability.
Megan Lloyd-Laney, Director of CommsConsult said:
The LIRA Project is enormously exciting for those of us interested in the potential of science, technology and innovation to realise Africa’s potential. Scholars on the continent are well-positioned to contribute to global debates, but their work is under-represented, under-supported and often invisible. Only one percent of the world’s total output of scientific research comes from African universities. We need support for the broader evidence ecosystem in the future. And we need to strengthen communication and engagement skills of African scholars to showcase the valuable work that they do.
Project Type: Training Workshop
Lead team: Training
Location: Nairobi, Kenya