Communicating Science And Technical Skills
The African scientists must be able to communicate their findings in order
to influence the policies needed for sustainable development and poverty
reduction. To help realize this goal, this Skills for Africa workshop on
‘communicating and disseminating research results’ is designed to train
scientists and their institutions in writing quality scientific papers and
communicating to policy makers, media, beneficiaries, implementers and civil
At the end of this
course the participants will be able to:
adoptions of innovations and scientific discovery at the community level
the gap between science and society
the attention of public and private funding sources;
the interest of potential partners and/or correspondents;
the reputation of individual and team researchers at local, national and
financial licensees or industrial implementers to exploit the results and
generate market demand for the developed products or services;
policymakers to develop policies and commit resources that will catalyze the
The course can be customized for
groups of Scientists, Researchers, Program Managers/Officers in
development organizations, including Research Institutes, University
departments, NGOs, Parastatals, think tanks etc. - indeed anyone involved in
communicating development-related research but with little experience of doing
and understanding audiences;
technical reporting to story narration;
scientific talks and communicating technical data visually;
and how to publish scientific papers;
the tools for diverse audiences- policymakers, farmers, among others.
Research through the Media
Training equips researchers/scientists with basic media
skills and helps them become comfortable with the media while gaining control
of media interviews. The training goes further to provide
tips, skills and confidence the researchers/scientists and other technical
people need to communicate to other different audiences.
peer to peer communication – the training offers a track on leveraging on ICT –
practical approaches and examples of using social media, creating dynamic
websites and e-newsletters
issues and challenges related to the disciplines will be addressed. For
instance, agriculture, health, biodiversity and environment and best practices
and examples of good communication in these domains presented to ensure that
participants gain practical tools.
This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have
vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice.
The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works
and case studies.
Training manuals and additional reference materials are
provided to the participants.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will
be issued with a certificate.
We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet
organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: email@example.com
· The training will be conducted at SKILLS FOR AFRICA TRAINING INSTITUTE IN NAIROBI KENYA.
The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials,
lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for
our participants upon request.
Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of
training and proof of payment sent to: