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  • Researchers should take the TCC Science Communication Course to effectively communicate Research findings 15 May 2019

    “There is no reason why we should do research, get findings on socio-political and economic issues and fail to disseminate that information to the society.” Hesbon Hansen Owilla, a lecturer and a DAAD PhD Scholar.

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  • Dr. Siham Elnour Elimam: My Experience on Scientific Writing by TCC 12 February 2019

    My name is Dr. Siham Elnour Elimam , I am a lecturer at the University of Gezira, Sudan.

    The training on Scientific Writing organized by Training Centre of Communication was very beneficial and worth attending. I, together with my colleague, Dr. Abdelaziz benefitted a lot from it. The training was packaged and delivered to match our expectations and I can confidently say that my Scientific Writing skills and expertise improved tremendously. (more…)

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  • Hope Mworia: My Experience on Scientific Writing by TCC 31 January 2019

    My name is Hope Mworia and am a postgraduate student pursuing a Masters degree In Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Nairobi, College of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences.

    I have enjoyed today’s workshop on Scientific Writing. It was informative and eye opening. There were a lot of things I got a clear understanding on
    as well. The content delivered was extremely helpful and detailed. I do look forward to apply the skills I have acquired in my postgraduate studies. In addition to improving my skills, I have also gained immense knowledge in the importance of editing my written work especially grammer and referencing before submitting it to a journal for publishing. (more…)

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  • Denish Otieno: My Experience on Scientific Communication and Publishing Course by TCC 07 December 2018

    The Scientific Communication and Publishing training was timely especially in its application to the spheres am involved in on a daily basis.

    The sessions that resonated the most with my work were on oral communication. Having a background of media studies and an interest in science I must admit that communication delivery from the biological and nature scientific fields to the social sciences fields is really curtailed and thus due to this miscommunication, the society lacks a holistic and effective approach to a problem. The skills I acquired would assist me in bridging this gap.

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  • Free 10 Year Anniversary Training on Scientific Writing and Publishing 05 December 2018

    My name is Hope Mworia and am a postgraduate student pursuing a Masters degree In Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Nairobi, College of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences.. I have enjoyed today’s workshop on Scientific Writing. It was informative and eye opening. There were a lot of things I got a clear understanding on as well.

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  • Joelia Nasaka: My Experience During the Scientific Communication and Publishing Training in Kampala Uganda 26 November 2018

    My name isJoelia Nasaka I am in the agricultural field of research looking at nutrition of game birds. The training was effective and timely because I am at the stage of writing and publishing. At this stage, I am very interested in using e-resources and writing quality manuscripts that I must submit to high impact journals. The course facilitators did not disappoint as they delivered just what I needed. I liked the fact that the course was more practical than theoretical. We did everything in the workshop room and we practiced on our manuscripts and we even evaluated ourselves. (more…)

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  • Walter Ojok: My Experience during TCC training on Research output dissemination Kampala Uganda held in October 2018. 08 October 2018

    My name is Walter Ojok and my research is centered in Physical Chemistry where I am involved in Natural Sciences-modelling sorption studies. The one week training organized by DAAD and TCC was very relevant in shaping my study so as to develop a complete proposal with clear and achievable objectives.The skills that I acquired through the training will enable me as well as other scholars develop fundable proposals, better my academic writing, gain better grasp of accessing e-resources which will catapult us into the level of world renowned scientists.

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  • Melisa Allela: My Experience during the MAWAZO/TCC Training Workshop held in July 2018 in Nairobi – Kenya 12 September 2018

    My name is Melisa Allela, a PhD student at Technical University of Kenya.

    My research topic is Storytelling through Experimental Animation: Challenging Traditional Frameworks of Representation which focuses on storytelling through experimental animation by exploring the use of animation techniques and emerging technologies as a medium for relaying works of African oral communication (orature). Additionally, my research also focuses on how individuals can retell works of orature that were recorded on text. (more…)

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  • A research platform for African scientists will take papers in local languages 01 August 2018

    African languages will have a formal role in the scientific research community with the launch of a repository that encourages and accepts research in indigenous languages including Swahili, Akan, Zulu, Igbo and more.

    AfricArXiv is an online platform that publishes preprints submitted exclusively from African scientists or those whose research is relevant to the continent. It is the latest to join a small, but growing roster of science publications trying to make sure African scientists don’t get left out of research publishing cycles. Preprints are drafts or complete articles that have not been peer-reviewed. They are especially useful because it allows scientists to receive quick and early feedback on projects they are working on. (more…)

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  • TCC trains 65 Researchers between January and February in Scientific Communication and Publishing 04 March 2018

    TCC trained 65 participants from various research programmes in Scientific Communication and Publishing and  Science Communication and Communicating to Non Scientists.

    TCC trained researchers from University of Nairobi, Gertrude Gardens Children Hospital, Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization, AGRA Alliance Research Fellows, Maasai Mara University. The training sessions were held in Kenya and we had participants from Burkina Faso, Togo, Rwanda, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin and Senegal. (more…)

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  • TCC trains 230 researchers in the 4th Quarter of 2017 in Scientific Communication and Publishing 20 December 2017

    TCC trained 230 participants from  various  research programmes in Scientific Communication and Publishing, in the 4th quarter of 2017.

    TCC trained  researchers  from University of Nairobi, Gertrude Gardens Children Hospital, AGRA Alliance, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), New Kenya Cooperative Creameries and Strathmore University . (more…)

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  • Benson Oloya: My Experience during the DAAD/TCC Training Workshop held in September 2017 in Kampala – Uganda 03 November 2017

    I  am a DAAD scholar pursuing a PhD programme in Chemistry at Makerere University, with interest in medicinal plants. I am currently working on plant species believed to have oxytocic properties.

    I was very much privileged to have been invited as one of the participants to attend the 6-day training workshop in “Scientific Communication and Publishing” organized by DAAD and Training Centre in Communication (TCC) – Africa scheduled for 17-22nd September 2017 at Eureka Place Hotel, Kampala Uganda. I can confirm that learning took place with acquisition of new skills, knowledge and change of attitude.  (more…)

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  • My Personal Lessons From the BHEARD Training Organised By TCC: Mukamurezi Godelieve 19 September 2017

    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. (more…)

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  • TCC Trains Nobel Peace Prize for Agriculture Based Programme on Scientific Communication and Publishing 30 July 2017

    TCC trained 65  participants from the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) programme on Scientific Communication and Publishing. (more…)

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  • TCC Facilitates Proposal for Funding Writeshop for FANRPAN Country Node Programme Managers 15 May 2017

    The Food Agriculture and Natural  Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) brought together  14  national node Programme Managers  to come up with a  proposal that would  be submitted to the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). This was done at the FANRPAN Common Vision Workshop, held in Nairobi from 26-27 March 2017. The focus  areas  of the proposal  was on  Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture  and  Climate Smart Agriculture. (more…)

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  • TCC offers two Courses in Communication in January and February 20 March 2017

    The Training Centre in Communication  facilitated two courses in Scientific Communication and Publishing and Communicating to Non-Scientists in January and February respectively. (more…)

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  • TCC Introduces Two New Courses on E-Resources and Writing Research Proposals 03 January 2017

    In a bid to fully support postgraduate students in universities, the Training Centre in Communication  has introduced two new courses , which,  help them in improving their literature  search  and proper use of e-resources  (more…)

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