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Webinar: AuthorAID Environmental biology and chemistry and toxicology journal club presents... Developing science policy communication skills: A strategic tool for early career researchers.

By Alaka Bhatt | Aug. 11, 2021  | None  | Event Journal clubs

Date: 25th August 2021

Time: 11:00 - 13:00 GMT

Registration details: https://eventbrite.com/e/developing-science-policy-communication-skills-tickets-166434352629

About this event:

Scientists' impact will almost always be limited to their immediate academic circles if their findings do not gain the attention of those who have the authority to act on them. These individuals are frequently policymakers – local, state, or federal government officials who establish laws and regulations, develop budgets, and administer local governments.

Efficient collaboration, on the other hand, necessitates effective communication. The world of public policy can be difficult to traverse. Institutions might appear impenetrable, and decision-making can be difficult to understand. Fortunately, simple science policy communication tactics can assist scientists in efficiently communicating with policymakers.

Join our expert panel for a discussion and Q&A:

Dr Ravichandra Mondreti is currently an independent researcher and consultant, primarily working at the interface between Ecology and conservation science. He holds a PhD in Ecology and Environmental sciences. Introduction to science policy communication. 

Diana Warira is a Policy Manager at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Diana is a Development communications specialist with 12 years’ experience in the field. Understanding science policy communication processes.

Dr Eucharia Oluchi Nwaichi is an Environmental Biochemist at the University of Port Harcourt Nigeria and currently is the Director, Exchange & Linkage Programmes Unit. She is also the founding President of Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World (OWSD). Transferable academic skills for science policy communication.

Wisdom Dube is a consultant with experience in solving health and nutrition problems through programming and policy. Policy pitch: Media/strategies for reaching out and lobbying different categories of policymakers.

Journal club coordinator: Dr. Funmilayo Doherty

Webinar moderator: Dr. Kojo Ahiakpa

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