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AU-EU Summit 17-18 February 2022: A Science Agenda

The AERAP Africa-Europe Science Collaboration Platform will organise side events at the AU-EU Summit on 14-18 February 2022. The purpose of the meeting will be to promote awareness of the contribution of collaborative research and development as a critical aspect of EU-Africa relations and collaborations, in particular in addressing global challenges together.


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Monday, February 14 • 12:00 - 12:45
(REF 141200) Africa Science Media Hub

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Why Science Communication is critical both at School and to the Public
Unlike before when Science Communication was at the domain of scientists and research institutions, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of enhancing understating of science and the need to build up schools of community and society around science communication. The session will look into (i) the importance of science communication (ii) techniques required to communicate science (iii) the audience that science communication are targeting (iv) techniques and tactics which community of science teachers can use (v) new formats of science communication (vi) Media and science communication.

Speakers
avatar for Ciara Leonard

Ciara Leonard

Public Affairs Manager, UCD Research & Innovation, University College Dublin
Dr Ciara Leonard is Public Affairs Manager, Research and Innovation at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland where she supports national, EU and international policy initiatives and engages with key stakeholders. Previously she worked in various innovation and technology commercialisation roles... Read More →
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Rosemary Okello-Orlale

Africa Media Hub, Strathmore University Business School
Rosemary Okello-Orlale is a well-recognized communication, media and gender expert who finds interest in creating Africa narrative through Data storytelling. Currently she is the Director- Africa Media Hub, Strathmore University Business School whose mission is to increase expert... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 12:00 - 12:45 CET