30 July 2017
TCC Trains Nobel Peace Prize For Agriculture Based Programme on Scientific Communication and Publishing.
TCC trained 65 participants from the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) programme on Scientific Communication and Publishing. Between 2-6 July, TCC trained participants from Kenya ,Mali ,Liberia ,Senegal ,Rwanda and Malawi in academic writing, data analysis, oral communication, writing research proposals and grant proposals for
About BHEARD Programme
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico, selected Michigan State University (MSU) to implement the Feed the Future Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program. Honoring the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug, this is seen as an effort to increase the number of agricultural scientists and strengthen scientific institutions in developing countries.
The program supports long-term training of agricultural researchers at master’s and doctoral levels and will link scientific and higher education communities in Feed the Future countries and the United States.
TCC is a non-profit research capacity building organization set up in 2006 and is in partnership with the University of Nairobi. It is the first African- based Training Center to teach effective communication skills to scientists in Africa. TCC has its headquarters at the University of Nairobi, Gecaga Institute, Chiromo Campus in Nairobi, Kenya. It was recently recognized and won the Invest2Impact award.
The centre’s mission is to contribute to the increase in profile, locally, and internationally, of African Sciences, and its impact on the life of Africans, by improving skills in technical communication to all forms, at academic and other relevant forums, in African countries. To date TCC has trained over 3000 research scientists in Sub Sahara Africa in Scientific and Science Communication.
TCC has also partnered with Kenyatta University, Kenya, in training scientists in communication and publishing. TCC has opened a satellite office in Nigeria in partnership with Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria (OAU), through the Directorate of Linkages and Sponsored Research.
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