Moderated by: Joy Owango (Training Centre for Communication, University of Nairobi, Kenya)
Participants will be taken through an introduction and trends in science communication. Metrics used in measuring output from research paper to various science communication outputs. Practical sessions on how turn opinion editorials and introducing the participants to science editors they can work with to present and publish their opinion editorials(eligible for only PhD researchers)
Joy Owango is an experienced award winning Founding Director with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training and coaching industry. Her strengths come in creating and building collaborations using the triple helix in industry, academia and government . She has created such collaborations with the set up of the Training Centre in Communication (private/ Non-Governmental Organization), with, the University of Nairobi. Through working with Clarivate Analytics , a private research intelligence providing company, she successfully created foundational national access to partnerships in six countries , namely Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mauritius,Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso. For this to happen she created Government discussions and collaborations so that research and academic communities in the respective countries may access the research intelligence for evidence based research decisions and policy.For this to be effective she equally forged partnerships with stakeholders and government regulators in the respective countries to act as influencers to the creation of the national partnerships. Her Government Relations initiative opportunities are valued at USD 1,300,000. She has excellent donor relations and from 2010 to date has raised upto USD 900,000 in grants from various donors and foundations for research capacity and support. Dr Catherine Sang (Environmental Scientist, Development Corridors Partnership, University of Nairobi, Kenya) Dr Catherine Sang is an Environmental Scientist with an experience of over 10 years in teaching, research and consultancy in water resources planning and management, hydrological modelling, applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing in Environmental Planning and Management, and Environmental Impact Assessment. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) project and is based at the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA), University of Nairobi. She is a lecturer at the Department of Environmental Planning and Management at University of Eldoret, Kenya. She holds a PhD in Environmental Information Systems from University of Eldoret, Kenya. Her doctoral research involved the assessment of the impacts of watershed dynamics on river flows. Her research interests focus on the impacts of land use changes, socio-economic dynamics and climate change on water resources. Her ultimate goal is to come up with the best practices in water resources management that are inclusive, sustainable and resilient to economic development, climate change and other risks. She has published a number of papers in peer- reviewed journals. She is an EIA expert and a Member of Environment Institute of Kenya.