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Science Stories Africa

Science Stories Africa seeks to bolster public engagement and appreciation of science in Africa by giving innovators a platform to tell their stories to the public. Through the initiative, research scientists receive training in storytelling and then have the opportunity to share their stories in front of a live audience. The performances are recorded and posted online. For example, at an event themed "I Almost Gave Up," Misaki Wayengera of Makerere University shared his story of developing a quick, cheap, and easy diagnostic tool to detect ebola. At another event, Kashub Tumwesigye of the National Agricultural Research Organisation described how a visit to Kampala's largest landfill inspired his team to create a biodegradable plastic bag made from cassava peels. As of this writing, the organization has trained nine scientists and held two events, with the intention of holding three events each year. The easiest way to watch the performances is on the YouTube channel, which can be accessed by clicking "Watch Now" on the page linked above. The organization also posts video clips, news stories, and other content on Twitter (@sciencestories2) and Facebook (@sciencestoriesafrica). Science Stories Africa is a project of the Cornell Alliance for Science.
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October 15th
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October 1st at 11:55am
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October 4th at 8:36am
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