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AfriSMC was established by ScienceAfrica and Partners in September 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya, to improve the credibility of media reporting of emerging scientific issues, such as the Coronavirus pandemic.

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For Journalists

We will work tirelessly to avail to science journalists across Africa credible and accurate information on emerging science stories as soon as possible.

For experts

AfriSMC, like all the other SMCs around the world is designed to work help science journalists improve coverage of science issues.

For information officers

Nothing puts pure pressure on a communication officer like a breaking story (good or bad) involving his or her organization.

Global SMCs

The AfriSMC is proud to join a growing network of sister SMCs based across the globe, including the inaugural the United Kingdom, Australia...

Press conferences

Expert Opinion

Press releases

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Latest Articles

Press Release:African Countries Urged to Conduct Research along COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

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Nairobi, 12, October,2021- African countries should carry out research along COVID-19 roll out to build on their knowledge concerning the disease among their own...

Press Release:Low Uptake, Lack of Diversity among Challenges Ailing the African Seed Industry

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Nairobi, 1 October 2021- Though improved seeds can deliver state of the art technology to farmers: higher yields, diseases and pest resistance, climate change...

Science Africa’s Deputy Executive Director Appointed to UNESCO’s Science Advisory Board

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By Sharon Atieno Mr. Daniel Otunge, Science Africa’s Deputy Executive Director, has been nominated to become a member of the Scientific Board of the International...

AfriSMC Press Briefing (Africa Seed Industry)

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What: Africa’s evolving seed industry: fostering access to high-quality seeds by small holder farmers for food security and climate resilience.            When:  Thursday, September 30,...

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Address #Plant Pandemics to Solve Food Security in #Africa

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📢Press Briefing
Join us!
📆19th,Oct 2021
⏰11AM-12:30PM (EAT)
#TOPIC : The Crucial role of Journalists in the fight against covid-19 and other pandemics.
To Join⤵️
https://bit.ly/3n3hKen
Meeting ID: 971 8642 6543
Passcode: 007185
@ScienceAfrica5 @SciMediAfrica @MediaCouncilK

📢Press Briefing
Join us!
📆19th,Oct 2021
⏰11AM-12:30PM (EAT)
#TOPIC : The Crucial role of Journalists in the fight against covid-19 and other pandemics.
To Join⤵️
https://bit.ly/3n3hKen
Meeting ID: 971 8642 6543
Passcode: 007185
@ScienceAfrica5 @SciMediAfrica @MediaCouncilK

About Africa Science Media Centre

AfriSMC was established by ScienceAfrica and Partners in September 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya, through a small grant from Cornell Alliance for Science principally to work with journalists and scientists on the continent to improve the credibility of media reporting of emerging scientific issues, such as the Coronavirus pandemic.

The first Science Media Centre (SMC) was established in the UK in 2002 after a frenzied and inaccurate media reporting on Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations and autism, GM crops and growing public mistrust of science.

As a result, other new SMCs have been established Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, USA and Malaysia.

 

Funding

Designed to be an independent press society, the AfriSMC’s funding model is not linked to any specific institution or institutional agenda.  Read more