Drinking up Science in African Cafés

Science cafés — where scientists talk to local people at popular meeting places — are gaining popularity in Africa.

The cafés involved getting a scientist to discuss their work with a lay audience in an informal setting,” says Ruth Wanjala, a communications expert who was a co-founder of the Nairobi science cafés.

The cafés usually began with a short presentation by the scientist. Then non-scientists — including people who had been affected by a certain health condition — were invited to talk about their experiences, giving rise to a lively debate.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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