Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa 01st December, 2022 (AEJ) - Stellenbosch University is conducting a science journalism course ahead of the World Science Forum next week aimed at building communication capacity in SADC region and Africa as a whole.
Journalists from across Africa are attending the course at the University's main campus located in Cape Town, South Africa.
Facing special needs, great opportunities and devastating disasters. African countries would benefit from well prepared, trained and resourced cohort of journalists to keep both public and policy holders informed.
Thus promoting science and technology and Innovation is one of the broad strategic objectives of the SADC regional integration and cooperation agenda articulated in the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP).
One of the objectives of the 2008 SADC protocol on science, technology and innovation is to demystify science, technology and innovation by promoting public understanding and awareness and meaningful participation in these disciplines.
SADC, UNESCO South African Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement and South African Science Journalists Association have partnered in this capacity building initiative.