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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...

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Latest Articles

How does IPCC work?

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Dr. Joseph Nzau Mutemi, one of the Lead Authors of the just-released 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and Scientist at the...

Top scientist urges Kenya to take new approach to regulating gene editing crops

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Subjecting Kenya’s gene-edited crops to the same regulations as those developed through genetic modification could unnecessarily slow their release to farmers and consumers, warned...

Press Release: Kenya Should not Regulate Genome-edited Crops as Genetically Modified Crops, Expert...

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Naivasha, 31st August, 2021-With the increase in population and demands for more food, African countries are looking for ways of boosting food production. This...

Explainer on Covid-19 Vaccines improving Surfactant Levels in the Lungs

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Prof. Barack Abonyo Prof. Medical Physiology and Registrar Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation, Kibabii University, Kenya "Vaccines improve the level of surfactant. Vaccines are meant to...

More in the media centre

How does #IPCC work?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) itself is an international intergovernmental agency consisting of established expert panel
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#Africa Faces 470M COVID-19 #Vaccine Shortfall

...the continent faces almost 500 million doses short of the global year-end target of fully vaccinating 40% of its population.
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#Africa Urged to Adopt Policies and Technologies to Manage Post-#Harvest Losses
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Experts urge African governments and regional bodies to adopt effective policies and technology-driven interventions to reduce post-harvest losses
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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