Consolidating Science Journalism in Africa and the Middle East - SjCOOP-II

This project aims to promote health and sustainable development in Africa and the Middle East by building the capacity of the media to inform public opinion and promote evidence-based policymaking. The project will involve training 60 journalists in science reporting and 15 experienced science journalists as trainers in science journalism in African and Arab contexts. At the same time, the project will put in place and strengthen 10 associations of science journalists that will provide support to the 60 journalists and 15 trainers. Over the life of the project, the trained journalists will undertake a series of investigative reports aimed at influencing policy and decision making in the areas of health, environment, climate change, agriculture and science.

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Start Date

Thursday, May 27, 2010

End Date

Monday, December 31, 2012


36 months

IDRC Officer

Santiago Rodriguez, Fernando

Total funding

CA$ 360,080


Middle East, North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Networked Economies

Project Leader

Jean-Marc Fleury


World Federation of Science Journalists

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