Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) today announced a collaboration with WritingHub Africa Limited, also known as ‘WHAL’ aimed at bringing science and scholarly communication to a broader audience.
Both organizations have been keen on mentoring and building the capacities of scholars on improving their research output discoverability and plan to increase the scope of outreach through the co-creation of content on various topics related to Academia and Research which will then be shared on social media platforms.
“Using social media to mentor scientists in the research lifecycle, particularly in scholarly communication, is an innovative way to reach out to early career researchers and an easy way to demystify the process ,” remarked Ms Joy Owango of Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa).
“We need to demystify scholarly and scientific communication and utilize the ‘unconventional’ communication channels to reach more scholars, particularly the budding ones’,” said Nicholas Outa of WritingHub Africa.
The scholarly community is increasingly embracing social media in their professional lives especially because of its ease in use for communicating and disseminating information, thus the organizations believe that this will be an incredible resource in providing guidelines on how to navigate the research life cycle and access other topics in the scientific realm.
About TCC Africa
The Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) is the first African-based Training Centre that teaches scientists effective communication skills. TCC’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, in academia and other relevant forums, in the African Countries. TCC Africa’s objective is to Train, Support and Empower researchers through capacity in improving their research output and visibility. To date, TCC Africa has trained over 14,340 researchers in various aspects of science and scientific communication.
Our website: https://www.tcc-africa.org/
About WritingHub Africa
WritingHub Africa provides one-on-one training, mentorship and guidance to students and researchers on science communication; including scientific writing and publishing. We also train them in methods of academic research and concept development and execution, including the development of data collection tools and protocols and handling, analysis and interpretation. As champions of Open Science and research ethics, our team also trains scholars on ethical scientific practices and Open Science, particularly in the African context. The directors of WritingHub Africa are young, active, competent and passionate researchers and scholars who are also users of various social media platforms for various purposes. We, therefore, understand the dynamics of the scientific communication and publishing industry, especially relating to young scholars. Bringing this into the partnership will aid in developing content that is in sync with what is currently happening in the spheres of scientific communication and publishing.
Our website: https://www.writinghubafrica.co.ke/