Peer-to-Peer Support for Science Journalism in the Developing World - SjCOOP-I

IDRC has a long history of supporting the advancement of science journalism in the Third World. Since 2000, IDRC helped establish the London-based Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) with regional nodes in developing countries and played a pivotal role in the Fourth Conference on Science Journalism (102484). The Peer-to-Peer training project is a follow-up to the Conference. Through the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), the project will harness the goodwill, expertise and experience of science journalists from all over the world who are members of the WFSJ's 26 affiliate associations. They will support some 60 of their colleagues in the Middle East and Africa, enabling them to better report the work of local scientists so that they can influence decision-makers for the benefit of their communities.

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Start Date

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

End Date

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


37 months

IDRC Officer

Woo, Jean

Total funding

CA$ 812,108


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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