Our institutional partner TCC Africa offers trainings in Science Communication across the African continent, course topics ranging from proposal writing to resource mobilisation, data analysis and communicating to non-scientists. Two participants from a recent BHEARD training share their lessons learned:

 

Mukamurezi Godelieve is a graduate student at Nairobi University with a research interest in mycotoxins for food safety:

During the four days of training, I am happy that I was able to enhance my skills and knowledge in different subjects related to science communication. Actually I consider this area as my weakness which needs to be improved as a research scientist.

The most interesting part was the data analysis where we learned the basics for using SPSS, some exercise and also introduction to other software like SAS and R. The second one was scientific writing and publishing; we went through TIMRAD-C in details and, oral communication and presentation. I was so impressed by the methodology used by experienced trainers. Ethics and plagiarism is very important in my professional life but I had not realized that until I attended this training. Encouragement and experiences shared by my fellow scholars pushed me to start annotated structure of my work done in 2015, instead of dying with it! […]

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Jean Claude Udahemuka works as instructor in biomedical engineering at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center (IPRC) in Kigali, Rwanda:

This training is a “must attend” if one wishes to be a good researcher. These days it is no longer enough to know things but one has to be able to communicate/disseminate that knowledge in the best way possible and this is what the TCC coaches have helped me with for the four days of this training.

It was also a good occasion to meet professors from different universities in Kenya for those of us who are about to start studies in Kenyan universities. This opportunity was of paramount value especially to me. I have had time to interact and network with other students from all over Africa. I hope to get more trainings of this kind to be able to train others when I get back home. […]“

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