DVC in training workshop on science communication

MKU participated in a media communication training workshop for scientists held in Nairobi recently.

The university was represented by Prof. John Nderitu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of linkages and resource mobilization in the one-day event organized by Kenya University Biotech Consortium, and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications.

The objective of the workshop was to equip scientists in Kenyan universities and other research institutions with principles of effective communication in biotechnology and biosafety, effective media relations and message development in the area of communicating biotechnology issues.

The interactive workshop also provided scientists with an opportunity to interact with media professionals, to gain hands-on skills in writing science stories for media as well as handling media interviews.