SciDev.Net special report investigates global food crisis

A special report from SciDev.Net suggests that global starvation is looming for millions as food prices spiral out of control. Fiona Broom, Deputy Editor, Features, looks at how food systems can become more resilient to shocks – such as conflict, climate change and COVID-19 – as the world faces its…
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New web app connects journalists and scientists

Script connect app
A new web app has been launched to make it super easy for journalists in Kenya and Uganda to find researchers for science stories. The Script Connect app is part of the Script science communication programme by SciDev.Net, funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation. It works like a ‘speed-dating’ app,…
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New book to help improve science communication in Africa is now available

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Script’s new book aimed at helping to improve the communication of science in Africa has now been published. The book is available for free electronically and to buy in paperback in the CABI Digital Library. ‘Science Communication Skills for Journalists: A Resource Book for Universities in Africa,’ is edited and…
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SciDev.Net readers’ conference questions future proofing land use

SciDev.Net has hosted its latest Readers’ Conference Call on the subject of future-proofing land use, with guest speakers shedding light on the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Isaac Dladla, an environmental management and climate change practitioner who heads the Eswatini Environment Authority (EEA)…
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Palm tree story wins in SciDev.Net journalism awards

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A story about a farmer in Algeria who invented a device which can water his palm trees automatically has won the ‘News Article of the Year’ in the annual SciDev.Net journalism awards. Riaz Mazouzi’s prize-winning story ‘He could not find workers, so he invented a regulator that watered his palms,’…
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Science podcast aired by student radio

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SciDev.Net’s Africa Science Focus podcast has joined forces with The University of Johannesburg’s campus radio station UJFM. The station has agreed to broadcast the award-winning weekly episodes – extending the podcast’s global reach of more than 500,000 listeners. The new partnership comes as the Africa Science Focus podcast is now…
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