TCC Trains 540 researchers by the 4th Quarter of 2019 in Science and Scientific Communication & Publishing.
TCC trained over 540 researchers from 12 countries, building their research capacity on different thematic areas of science and scientific communication by the 4th quarter of 2019.
The trained researchers hailed from different institutes and organizations including; University of Nairobi, Kibabii University, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Catholic University of East Africa, KEMRI Wellcome Trust, JRS Biodiversity Foundation Grantees, Morendat Institute of Oil & Gas as well as International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA- CGIAR) agriculture scientists.
The participants were of different nationalities including Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Cameroon, Benin, Ghana, Sudan, Malawi and Ethiopia. The training sessions were held in Nigeria and Kenya. Participants were trained on academic writing, publishing and open access, data analysis, oral communication, gender in research, leadership in research, Communication with policy makers and the general public, writing research proposals and grant proposals for funding.
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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