Training Workshop on Science and Communication

A training workshop on Science Communication - “Enhancing Science Communication for better Dissemination of Research Results in Africa” was organized by NASAC through funding support from The Global Network of Academies- IAP.


The workshop took place on 18-19 June 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. There were 23  participants all drawn from a pool of young scientists involved in different science disciplines from over 15 African countries.

The objectives of the workshop were met and they were:

  • To avail a platform to discuss successes and challenges in the uptake of research findings by those outside the scientific community;
  • To enhance their skills to become effective science communicators; and
  • To provide them with a forum to explore networking opportunities.

Overall, the workshop which was a success aimed at advancing Science Communication by training young scientists on innovative ways of communicating the importance of science to the general public, policymakers and the media.

Member Academies

  1. African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
  2. Académie Nationale des Sciences, Arts et Lettres du Benin (ANSALB)
  3. Académie Nationale des Sciences du Burkina (ANSB)
  4. Cameroon Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  5. Académie Nationale des Sciences et Technologies du Congo (ANSTC)
  6. Ethiopian Academy of Science (EAS)
  7. Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS)
  8. Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS)
  9. Madagascar's National Academy of Arts Letters and Sciences
  10. Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology (MAST)
  11. Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Morocco
  12. Academy of Sciences of Mozambique (ASM)
  13. Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS)
  14. Académie des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal (ANSTS)
  15. Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
  16. Sudanesse National Academy of Science (SNAS)
  17. Tanzania Academy of Sciences (TAS)
  18. Académie Nationale Des Sciences, Arts Et Lettres Du Togo (ANSALT)
  19. The Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS)
  20. Zambia Academy of Sciences (ZaAS)
  21. Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS)

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