Lutte contre la résurgence d’Ébola en Guinée: les journalistes formés par la WFSJ contribuent à la riposte

La Guinée fait partie des trois pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest durement touchés par la maladie à virus Ebola durant l’épidémie ayant sévi dans cette région en 2014 et 2015. La Fédération Mondiale des Journalistes Scientifiques (WFSJ) a organisé à Conakry du 15 au 19 février le dernier atelier de communication et de formation destinée à 16 journalistes radio guinéens de la Fondation Hirondelle. Le thème de la formation était : « la communication scientifique lors de crises sanitaires », un projet appuyé par le Centre de Recherche de Développement International à Ottawa (IDRC/CRDI).READ MORE

Second India-Africa dialogue meeting calls to urgently curb water wastage through wasteful sanitation

“Are all roads in Ghana this smooth? This good?” asked Maina Waruru, a senior MESHA member from Kenya as we approached the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Accra last Monday afternoon.

As we got off our hostess’ car, one very kind Linda Asante of Science and Technology Communicators Association of Ghana (SaTCOG), each of us dashed towards the Scoop, the institution’s canteen run by a very talkative Akan woman. READ MORE

Unique partnership in Africa holds talks on water and sanitation in Accra, Ghana

A unique partnership under the coordination of the Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA) and the Indian-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) will hold a one-day dialogue on water and sanitation in Accra on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

With the Science and Technology Communicators of Ghana playing host, the meeting will be a forum to share experiences on mainstreaming sustainable sanitation – wastewater solutions/technology with case studies. The workshop’s objectives include providing state-of-the-art knowledge, discuss the legal framework/policy reforms and share best practices on water and sanitation in Africa and the rest of the world.READ MORE

Former WFSJ board member, Pallava Bagla, receives National Journalism Award

In celebration of India’s annual National Science Day, the country’s Ministry of Science and Technology has awarded Science correspondent Pallava Bagla the 2015 National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science and Technology Communication in the Electronic Medium for his body of work in new media.

The national award was presented on 1 March by India’s Science minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan at the Department of Science and Technology in New Delhi.READ MORE