As part of efforts to reinforce existing strategies employed by the African Partner Universities to enhance research activities and thereby promoting faculty retention, the UG-CAPREx project, in September 2015, organized a one-day workshop for UG faculty members themed “Communicating Scientific Results to Non-Academic Audiences”.
The workshop which was held on 29th September, 2015 at the Centre for African Wetlands, University of Ghana was targeted at faculty members from all disciplines across the University. The training was delivered by the Dean of the School of Communication, Professor Audrey Gadekpo and was centered on training participants to effectively communicate their research findings to non-academic audiences without misinterpretations or losing its scientific value.
The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to reflect on their strengths, weaknesses and expectations as academics and also debate on the importance of engaging non-academic audiences to help promote research uptake policy makers, media, public, etc.
Participants, at the end of the workshop, were appreciative of the training and satisfactorily departed having acquired knowledge on basic strategies to effectively engage with different groups of audience.