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Script - Partners

The Script project is fortunate to partner with some of the most forward-thinking media and academic institutions in Africa. These partners have been instrumental in the success of the project so far and we are delighted to be working with them.

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Nasarawa State University

Nasarawa State University, Nigeria was the first academic institution to join with the Script project and has been a key partner since then, pioneering the approach of embedding science communication training into the curriculums of science and journalism courses. More than 1,000 NSUK students are expected to receive training on how to better communicate science in phase one of the project. You can keep up to date with Script and other NSUK news on the NSUK ISDEVCOM Facebook page.
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Makerere University

One of Africa’s oldest and most prestigious universities, Makerere University joined the Script project in late 2018 and since then has contributed extensive expertise and enthusiasm to the project. To date a number of the university’s lecturers have received training in how to teach science communication, and science communication content has been incorporated into a range of undergraduate courses. We look forward to seeing the impact the Script and Makerere partnership will have on student learning and future careers. You can keep up to date with news from Makerere on their Facebook page.
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Nation Media Group

Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media, and serves audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Nation has provided input on Script’s online journalist training resources and has also taken part in Script networking activities. Nation is offering a unique mentorship opportunity to a handful of users who complete the Script online Science Communication Skills for Journalists course – full details can be found on the course page.
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Radio Nigeria

Radio Nigeria took part in Script’s launch at the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) in 2018 and has also provided advice and expert comment on the project’s curriculum content. Radio Nigeria staff have received bespoke training from the Script project team on how to report on science and are offering a mentoring opportunity to a small number of users completing the Script online Science Communication Skills for Journalists course (full terms and conditions can be found within the course).
Radio Nigeria is a subsidiary of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Nigeria's publicly funded radio broadcasting organisation. It has FM stations across 36 states.
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The Conversation Africa

An independent, non-profit media organisation offering news, commentary and analysis, authored by academics and edited by journalists for the general public, The Conversation Africa has worked with the Script project on a number of activities so far, including participating in the project’s launch at NEF 2018. In the latest collaboration, The Conversation Africa is offering a behind-the-scenes chance to see their Nairobi newsroom in action, to one user who completes the Script online Media Skills for Scientists course. Full terms and conditions are available on the course itself.