Highlights from a SciDev.Net event held in April 2010. An evening of interesting and informative discussion highlighting the importance of science communication and its impact on sustainable development, and the challenges faced in carrying this out effectively.
A panel of distinguished guests including Philip Campbell, Editor, Nature; Lidia Brito, Director of Science Policy, UNESCO; Khotso Mokhele, former Director, National Research Foundation, South Africa; T V Padma, Regional Co-ordinator for South Asia, SciDev.Net, India; Chris Whitty, Chief Scientist and Head of Research and Evidence, UK Department for International Development (DFID); and Nadia El-Awady, President, World Federation of Scientific Journalists, Egypt .
The event was held at the Commonwealth Foundation, Marlborough House, London, as part of the Commonwealth theme “2010: Science, Technology and Society”
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