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AfriSMC, like all the other SMCs around the world is designed to work help science journalists improve coverage of science issues. This requires close collaboration with the experts in various scientific and engineering fields who are able and willing to communicate effectively and with the journalists in a timely manner. Thus, the AfriSMC is building a database of experts who would be able to provide expert opinion on their subjects to the journalists when need arises. Experts will be requested to provide comments on headline issues that will be availed to the journalists through our rapid expert opinion portal.

The center will also help experts find experienced journalist to share their stories. Click below to become a member of this elite group of scientists and engineers impacting lives through effective communication with the media. For scientists with little media experience, the Center will liaise with like-minded organizations and media houses to avail them capacity building opportunities.

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Expert Opinion on Sleeping Sickness and Updates on Treatment

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Dr. Wilfred Kalonji, Head of Clinical Operations, DNDI What is sleeping sickness and how does it affect people? Sleeping sickness is also known as Human African...

Launch of a Research Paper on Media misinformation about GMOs in Africa

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Mark Lynus, Climate and research lead at the Alliance for science and Lead author of Misinformation in the media global coverage of GMO’s 2019...

GMO Misinformation Highest in Africa Media, New Study Shows

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Nairobi, 25th November, 2022- A research paper released by The Alliance for Science shows that Africa produced the highest proportion of misinformation on Genetically...

Expert Opinion on prioritizing loss and damages at COP 27

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With the twenty-seventh United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) set to be held in Egypt, African experts have...

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