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Communicating research: contributing to sustainable development. Science reporting capacity-building workshop, Nairobi, Kenya – October 2011

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Open / Free access
OpenAccess
  WREN media
  2011
  WRENmedia. Communicating research: contributing to sustainable development. Science reporting capacity-building workshop, Nairobi, Kenya – October 2011. WRENmedia, Fressingfield, UK (2011) 9 pp.

  Eastern Africa
  Kenya

As part of WRENmedia’s ongoing capacity building for African scientists and science reporters, twelve East African journalists (print and radio) undertook a five-day training workshop in Nairobi. The workshop was organised in partnership with the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) and research staff from this institute received media awareness training, as part of the workshop. The journalists attended two field trips in order to gather stories on a plant genebank, push-pull pest control in maize and Newcastle Disease vaccination. Training sessions on better science reporting techniques were conducted by one trainer from WRENmedia and two local co-trainers.