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A PRESENTATION ON IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH COMMUNICATION AND TCC'S INPUT MADE AT THE WEST AFRICAN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION ASSOCIATION (WARIMA), WORKSHOP AT OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (OAU), ...

A PRESENTATION ON IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH COMMUNICATION AND TCC'S INPUT MADE AT THE WEST AFRICAN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION ASSOCIATION (WARIMA), WORKSHOP AT OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (OAU), ILE-IFE NIGERIA

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    RESEARCH COMMUNICATION AND TCC FOR  WARIMA WORKSHOP RESEARCH COMMUNICATION AND TCC FOR WARIMA WORKSHOP Presentation Transcript

    • The Importance of ResearchCommunication and Training Centre in Communication’s Input By Joy Owango University of Nairobi, School of Biological Sciences P.O.Box 21553-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    • What is TCC?The first African-based Training Centre to teach effective communication skillsBase: University of Nairobi, College of Physical and Biological Sciences, Chiromo Campus, Nairobi, KenyaIn association with: University of Nairobi, School of Biological Sciences
    • Why TCC?We live in a world of scienceDisconnect in communication betweenscientists and mass mediaOpen to all fields of science at apostgraduate levelAccess to information and resources
    • TCC missionTo contribute to the increase in profile, locally, and internationally, of African science, and its impact on the life of Africans, by improving skills in technical communication in all forms, at academia and other relevant forums, in the East African countries .
    • TCC organisationA non-profit organisation (trust) registered in KenyaOffice: Univ. Nairobi, Chiromo CampusAdvisory Committee: 9 scientists in East Africa + Denmark, at national universities (KE, TZ, UG), research institutions & international organisations
    • TCC personnelDirector of TrainingDr. Gabor L. Lovei, Senior Scientist, Aarhus University, Denmark,Centre ManagerMs. Joy Owango, Communications Consultant, JournalistTrainers1. Mr. Tonny Omwansa- ICT for Development Specialist2. Dr Robai Gakunga-Palliative Care Research Consultant3. Ms Anne Nyamu, Science Editor-Consultant4. Dr. Gabor L. Lovei, Senior Scientist, Aarhus University, Denmark5. Dr. Szabolcs Lengyel, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, University of Debrecen, Hungary6. Ms. Joy Owango, Communications Consultant, Journalist
    • TCC activityHolding intensive, 5-day coursesHolding short courses (parts of the "long" one)Training local trainersOffering short training courses at conferences
    • Advisory CommitteeProf.Thure Pavlo Hauser – Copenhagen UniversityProf. C. Borgemeister – DG ICIPEProf. Lucy Irungu – DVC Research &DevelopmentUniversity of NairobiProf J Ntiba- PS Ministry of Fisheries, KenyaDr Elijah Akunda-Director , School of BiologicalSciences, Chiromo campus,UONProf Fredrick Onyango- Fmr Vice ChancellorMaseno UniversityDr. Masoud Muruke, -University of Dar Es Salaam;Dr. Muchai Muchane, National Museums of KenyaProf J. Obua- Makerere University
    • Scientific Communication and PublishingA training course by the Training Centre in Communication (TCC), Nairobi, Kenya
    • Course characteristicsA substantial (42-h long), concentrated course, equivalent to a full-semester 2h/week courseRuns for 5 full days (early morning- late afternoon)Max. 35 participants - to ensure lots of personal interaction, participation and discussion
    • Mind map of the full course
    • At the end of the course, the participants are expected to know (1/2): Basic note-taking and learning skills The main types of publications, and how to assess their quality,how to decide about a suitable forum for ones work The basics of scientometrics How to write a primary scientific paper, a review paper, aconference proceedings paper, a book chapter, and other types ofshort publications How to use graphical tools to analyse data and present technicalevidence, how to construct tables and figures How to submit, handle and revise manuscripts, the publicationprocess from submission to final publication
    • At the end of the course, the participants are expected to know (2/2):To prepare an oral presentation for different audiences, howto effectively deliver itTo design and prepare a poster for scientific conferences How to participate at scientific conferences and how tointeract with their peers What are the necessary criteria for a good proposal, andhow to maximise chances of success when applying for fundsHow to effectively manage a funded projectLegal and ethical obligations in research and publication
    • Course credentialsThe long course has been given: in 7 countries (Denmark, Hungary, Italy, China, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Kenya, )Shorter courses given in: Uganda, Tanzania, Hungary, Rwanda and Tanzania (universities/conferences), ChinaTotal no. participants taught in Africa since 2006: ca. 600
    • Nationalities TrainedKenya UgandaTanzania SudanCameroon EthiopiaZimbabwe SenegalSudan NigeriaBotswanaGhanaSouth AfricaMalawiD.R. Congo
    • Course credentialsPart of the university curriculum at: Aarhus University, Denmark, University of Szeged, HungaryAn accredited MSc & PhD course at all universities in the European Community (4 ECT units)
    • Part of TCC PortfolioICIPE GERTRUDE GARDENSICRAF HOSPITALUON IDRCMASINDE MULIRO UNIV KEFRIKWS KARIWRP STRATHMORE UNIVCDC IITAOBAFEMI ALOWO UNIV FAOUNIV OF LAGOS NMKUNIV OF PORT KHPCAHARCOURT NAIROBI HOSPICEKEMRI-UNITRID MINISTRY OFMAKARERE UNIV LIVESTOCKCHF INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES-KEMRI SALAAMASARECA ILRI
    • African participants trained since 2006636 participants from 11 African Countriesfrom 59 Institutes (Universities, National &International research institutes andprogrammes)
    • Participant ratingsÅrhus University 1999-2005: 85% rated this course in the top 20% of all courses takenMakerere University, Oct 2006: 56% "excellent", 36% "very good"Univ.NBO, Dec 2010: 64% "excellent", 36% "very good"75% of the participants both in Europe or Africa claim that “I have got more out of the course than I had expected”.
    • TCC program in 20114-8 April Scientific Communication and Publishing, 5-day course, Univ. NBO (DONE)6-8 June - Proposal writing and grant management Oral Communication and How to design effective scientific posters, short courses15-19 August- Scientific Communication and Publishing, 5-day course, Univ. NBOOctober – Graphical methods for data analysis ,How to use the R programme and How to write a Scientific paper, Reference management, e-Libraries (by ITOCA), short coursesDecember - Scientific Communication and Publishing, 5 day course, Univ. NBO
    • Future plansTraining scientists to communicate with,policy makers, media &legislators inpartnership with University College ofLondonBegin and sponsor work study programmefor TCC staff and volunteersResource Book Distribution on Scientificand Science CommunicationTCC-Awarding programme
    • For further information, contact: Joy Owango, TCC ManagerUniversity of Nairobi, School of Biological Sciences Tel: +254 (020) 8086820 Mobile: +254 (0)733 792316 P.O. Box 21553- 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya www.tcc-africa.org