Tshiamo Legoale, the South African winner of FameLab 2017, attended science communication and media training facilitated by Jive Media Africa ahead of a FameLab institutional heat at Mintek (one of 14 organisations which partnered to deliver the 2017 competition). Tshiamo now travels to represent South Africa at the international competition in the UK in June. She said “Being part of FameLab has helped me to grow immensely as a science communicator. It has helped me to know that doing science in the lab is not enough, that it needs to come out of the lab and it needs to go to the people.”
Please find an expression of interest form and partnership brochure. Please lodge your expression of interest on or before the 15th of June 2017 and indicate when would be the best time for your institution to receive training and host an internal heat. Please contact us with any queries or visit the FameLab South Africa website: www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab
FameLab is an international science communication competition, running in 30 countries worldwide and we would like to invite organisations to be a FameLab partner in the 2018 cycle. Trainings and heats are commencing immediately. It has been run in South Africa for the past 5 years and has grown science communication and media skills among hundreds of young scientists – benefiting their organisations and South Africa at large. The competition is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festivals in the United Kingdom and is managed in South Africa by a partnership between The British Council, The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) and science communication agency Jive Media Africa.