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The server that enables African research to be shared worldwide

In the summer of 2018, scientists launched the preprint repository AfricArxiv, for African science to be shared, completely free. Crastina interviewed Justin Ahinon, a web developer and one of the founders of the preprint server. This…

Kolisa Yola Sinyanya, Cape Town: ‘I won their hearts with SciComm!’

‘We need to spread the scientific word in more modern and society-engaging ways,’ says Kolisa Yola Sinyanya, marine biologist and SciCommer from the University of Cape Town – FameLab runner-up, TED Speaker, and blogger. This is the…

Global Lab – building Ghana’s open science and innovation community.

Ghana is definitely one of the most interesting countries on the African continent when it comes to science and tech initiatives. One important player is the networking organization Global Lab which brings together people to address challenges…

TCC in Nairobi teaches effective communication to scientists

TCC – Training Centre in Communication – in Nairobi is the first African-based training centre to teach effective communication skills to scientists. The first lesson was held in 2006 and so far, almost 3000 participants have taken part…

The beginning of a new era: science communication in Africa

Pearl Osirike, University of Ghana: “It is my strong belief that scientific output should not be published only in scientific journals for the learned few but should be available to all.” This Crastina Column initiates the theme ”SciComm in Africa”.