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Build the Future of Science Communication in Developing Countries through Systematic Training of Young Scientists

    Authors: Thomas K. Karikari1, Nat Ato Yawson2, Emmanuel Quansah3
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    Affiliations: 1: School of Life Sciences and Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK, E-mail: [email protected]; 2: Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; 3: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK
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    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. December 2016 vol. 17 no. 3 327-328. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i3.1150
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    Abstract:

    While we are excited about the efforts of this journal to support scientific citizenship, we are concerned that science communication training efforts for budding scientists are lacking in many developing countries, casting doubts on measures to develop public engagement interest among the future scientific workforce in these environments. We discuss the need to address this challenge.

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Abstract:

While we are excited about the efforts of this journal to support scientific citizenship, we are concerned that science communication training efforts for budding scientists are lacking in many developing countries, casting doubts on measures to develop public engagement interest among the future scientific workforce in these environments. We discuss the need to address this challenge.

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