TCC Partners with Falling Walls Foundation to Host the Inaugural Science Engagement Workshop

18 March 2020 Categories: latest news, News

On 9th  March  2020, TCC  Africa partnered  with the   Falling Walls  Foundation to  host the first round of   Science   Communication  and Engagement activities under  the ‘Falling Walls  Engage’ programme. The workshop we co-hosted  brought together  scientists, innovators, science communicators and  science  media partners from  Kenya, Ghana,  Portugal, United States, Germany and Greece.

At the end of the day participants agreed that:
– #Sciencecommunication needs to be innovative for engagement to take place
-Attitudes are changing as there is a demand for information from researchers and innovators #researchvisibility

-There are media partners ready to work with scientists to disseminate their research.
-Science communication no longer competes with politics for page space in the major media houses.
-Scientists and innovators have to be in control of the #sciencecommunication narrative.

Falling Walls Engage is part of the Falling Walls Foundation in Germany. Falling  Walls  Engage is setting up international exchange hubs in various locations around the world and the first one was held in Nairobi, Kenya.

The aim of the hubs is to connect local scientific communities with international science engagement initiatives and the global Falling Walls network. Participants take part in international peer-group workshops and can learn from best-practice examples.

About Falling Walls Foundation

 Falling Walls is a unique global hub connecting science, business and society. We shape the future of humanity by impact-oriented ideas and discoveries, driven by our shared dedication for creating breakthroughs across borders and disciplines. For more on Falling Walls Foundation please go here https://falling-walls.com/

About TCC  Africa

The Training Centre in Communication(TCC Africa), is the first African-based training centre to teach effective communication skills to scientists.  TCC Africa is an award winning  Trust, established as a non-profit entity in 2006 and is registered in Kenya.  TCC Africa provides  capacity support in improving researchers  output and visibility through training in  scholarly and science communication. TCC Africa’s mission is to contribute to the increase in profile, locally, and internationally, of African science, and its impact on the life of Africans, by improving skills in technical communication in all forms, at academia and other relevant forums, in Africa.  For more on TCC Africa  please  go here  www.tcc-africa.org  .

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