Sida-funded media training for researchers ends

A Sida-funded science communication training programme to help researchers communicate their research more effectively has ended. The final training was delivered to researchers and PhD students at Makerere University in Uganda. This was part of a series of science communication trainings aimed at researchers at institutions in the Global South.…
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SciDev.Net’s readers’ conference spotlights extraordinary women in science

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Three extraordinary women in science from the Global South were the first to be cast into the spotlight as part of a series of monthly reader conference calls hosted by SciDev.Net’s team of regional editors. To coincide with International Day of Women and Girls in Science, SciDev.Net held the event…
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Science journalists in Uganda make the headlines

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Six budding science journalists have been making the headlines after successfully completing the free online Script Science Communication Skills for Journalists course. The course, offered under SciDev.Net’s Script programme, is a free online training programme for journalists and scientists to enhance the flow of reliable, research-based scientific information. Over 3,500…
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Researchers at University of Dar es Salaam to receive science communication training

Science journalists
Almost 100 researchers and PhD students at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania are next in line to take part in a science communication training programme from SciDev.Net funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The latest cohort, which will receive the training that aims to…
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New SciDev.Net Spotlight series focuses on ‘road to climate justice’

SciDev.Net – the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis about science and technology for global development – is focusing on the ‘road to climate justice’ as part of its Spotlight series. Spotlights are collections of articles, including interviews and features, which give readers a more…
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Vaccine mini-series scoops prestigious award

SciDev.Net’s vaccine podcast mini-series – exploring myths and misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and Africa’s response – has won a silver award in the audio category of the prestigious AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. Three episodes – published as part of SciDev.Net’s Africa Science Focus podcast – caught the judges’…
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