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Science reporting workshop March 2012

A science communication training workshop for journalists and communications staff will be held in Nairobi from the 26th to 30th March 2012. The workshop has been organised by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) and will focus on imparting the skills needed for effective science communication but will also offer help in understanding the scientific method and scientific consensus.

Applications are welcome from science journalists working within Africa but also science communication staff working within research institutions in Africa. To apply please fill in the application form at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/scienceambassadors and send a copy of a science article or document you have produced in the last six months to Dr Alexander Ademokun at: aademokun@inasp.info. If you are a broadcast journalist please send a link to a programme you have produced to the same address. Applications should be received no later than the 6th of January 2012.

Successful applicants will be offered scholarships covering their transportation to Nairobi and accommodation for the duration of the workshop. After the workshop participants are expected to take part in a period of mentorship during which they will plan and implement activities in science communication by building on the skills they have developed at the workshop.

If you have any queries or for informal enquiries please do not hesitate to contact Dr Alexander Ademokun at: aademokun@inasp.info

Young people reading a newspaper which is aimed at teenagers, providing information on health and social issues, especially AIDS and HIV in Ghana - Giacomo Pirozzi/Panos Pictures

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