This webinar took place on 15 April 2020, with speakers Susi Moser, Director, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, Emily Polk, Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University Ochieng’ Ogodo, Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Coordinator, SciDevNet and Lisa Herzog, Associate Professor, University of Groningen.
Science communication is being transformed by the emergence of digital and social communications platforms, and researchers are increasingly being asked to demonstrate impact and engagement through continuous communication activities and outputs, including for non-academic audiences, such as the press. For transdisciplinary research projects involving diverse groups of non-academic stakeholders, questions around which voices get heard in science communication, the ethics of communication practices, and how to maintain trust between research participants at the same time as documenting and reporting on ongoing research become crucial. This webinar will look at why developments in science communication matter for transformations to sustainability, communicating about ongoing transdisciplinary research with new audiences in an inclusive and ethical way, and how today’s communications tools can be used to foreground voices that are frequently marginalized in climate change debates.
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