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Strategy and experience of SciDev.Net in stimulating greater public engagement with science across the developing world

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Presented by David Dickson (Director, SciDev.Net) at the Public Engagement Workshop, 2-5 Dec. 2008, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, http://scienceincommunity.wordpress.com/

Presented by David Dickson (Director, SciDev.Net) at the Public Engagement Workshop, 2-5 Dec. 2008, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, http://scienceincommunity.wordpress.com/

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  • 1. Strategy and experience of SciDev.Net in stimulating greater public engagement with science across the developing world WELLCOME TRUST INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY – ENGAGE TO EMPOWER 3 December 2008 David Dickson , Director, SciDev.Net
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  • 3. www.scidev.net
    • Our website contains
    • News
    • Feature articles
    • • Opinion articles
    • • Weekly editorial
    • • Dossiers (including commissioned policy briefs)
    • • Notices (including lists of meetings, grants and jobs)
    • • Links (e.g. to scientific organisations and journals)
    • • Feedback from users
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  • 15. Fig. 11 Extent to which respondents believed that increased participation from a scientifically informed public will lead to improved development
  • 16. www.scidev.net "The media has always taken pride in its watchdog role, be it exposing fraudulent medical practices such as untested HIV/AIDS treatments, ensuring proper conduct in clinical trials, or highlighting poor healthcare facilities and how intellectual property laws can block access to affordable treatments.
  • 17. www.scidev.net " This role will be as crucial as ever as health systems grow in social importance. More challenging, but equally valuable, is journalists' role in scrutinising why governments and international agencies fail to get relevant research carried out and findings put into practice". The Media is Vital in the Global Fight for Health SciDev.Net, 14 Nov 2008
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  • 20. Capacity-building workshops These are intended to help build capacity in developing countries to report accurately on science and technology and their contributions to development.
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  • 22. www.scidev.net
    • SciDev.Net is currently funded by:
    • UK Department for International Development (DFID)
    • Swedish International Development Agency (Sida/SAREC)
    • • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • • Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs (DGIS)
    • • Swiss Development Agency (SDC)
  • 23. www.scidev.net www.scidev.net For more information , and to register to receive free weekly email alert , visit us at: Thank you! 3 December 2008 [email_address] For information about workshops and other activities, contact me at: