Success at the 2016 PCST conference in Istanbul

Success at the 2016 PCST conference in Istanbul

Robert Inglis, Director of Jive Media Africa, presented the Hip Hop Health project to a packed session at the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 2016 conference. Very positive feedback was received from science communication academics and practitioners alike from as far afield as Mexico, Vietnam, Spain and Australia, with participants calling it “significant” and “beautiful”, among others. The Hip Hop Health communication products are available for free download on the Science Spaza Website. See www.sciencespaza.org

The Agent Zee Project was represented through a poster, which was initially selected as one of 10 to be presented at a session during the conference. At the closing plenary it was selected along with two others as a top conference poster. The poster explored this issue of lack of female representation in science leadership and explored the use of social media in responding to this through the profiling of women scientist role-models. The Agent Zee programme has been awarded free registration at the next PCST conference in New Zealand in 2018. The poster can be seen at www.agentzee.org