New toolkit launched to guide governments to drive economies through tourism: By Duncan Mboyah

A new tool kit has been launched to guide African governments to drive their economies through tourism. The tool kit will guide protected area authorities to attract new international investment to fund national parks while also conserving environments and providing socio-economic benefits. “The kit provide models on protected areas in Africa and gives predic...
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Journalists Share their World Conference Experiences: Rosalia Omungo

Rosalia Omungo, news editor and reporter for the environment and science at the Kenya Public Broadcasting Corporation and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, shares her experience attending the 2009 World Conference of Science Journalists and why she plans to attend the WCSJ 2017 in San Francisco. Source: World Federation of Science Journalists
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There is effective cholera vaccine in Kenya

A new oral cholera vaccine brand name Shanchol was recently launched in Kenya and is expect to be used alongside other interventions in the prevention of cholera menace [Photo: Courtesy] Cholera is the fastest killer disease in the world ahead of Ebola. It takes only four hours for an infected person to succumb to cholera infection. The recent outbreaks of cholera in Ke...
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Policy makers urged to consider partnerships with local communities

A farmer at work in Kenya’s Mount Kenya region [Photo:Neil Palmer, CIAT] African policy makers have been urged to consider partnerships with local communities, especially women in the implementation of policies on forest management. The scientists and policy makers, who converged in Kampala to share outcomes of research on forestry management, underscored the need fo...
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Foundation awards 15 travel grants to journalists to cover the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF)

This September, recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize and the Abel Prize gather in Heidelberg to meet with 200 young researchers from all over the world at the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). Recognizing the importance of a vital communication network, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation will provide 15 travel grants for...
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