Delegates’ thoughts about the 2009 African Science Communication Conference

“This conference highlighted the importance of science communication, and how much we still have to grow this field in Africa.” – Prof Gervais Mbarga, Cameroon

“It has also helped clarify my ideas about the role of the African Science Journalism Association and the World Federation of Science Journalists and how much African participation we need in these associations.” – Christina Scott, SciDev.Net

“Africa still does not have enough science, and that which is being developed is not communicated effectively. Lots need to be done. Also, we should move the conference outside of South Africa into the African continent.” – Diran Onifade, Nigeria

“Demystification of science will help unleash the immense potential for creativity and innovation in young and aspiring scientists.” Collince Chisita, Zimbabwe

“The opportunity to engage and network and speak with other science communicators is invaluable.” – Greer van Zyl, Healthwrite

 “The conference has given me hope for the clearly growing rapport between scientists and the media.” Charmeela Bhagowat, South Africa

Gathered by the student reporting team of the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), the organisers of the event. Posted by Marina Joubert, SciDev.Net

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