35 learn about gene editing and its communication

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Scientists and communication specialists from various Kenyan organizations participated in a four-day training workshop to improve gene editing communication. Thirty-five participants graduated from the workshop and received certificates.

Participants, all of whom are from Kenya, included scientists conducting gene editing research, science writers, representatives from academia, MSc and PhD students in biotechnology and breeding, and a representative of a farmers’ consortium.

The Alliance for Science Director for Africa, Patricia Nanteza, congratulated the graduates on this milestone. She charged them to radiate the lessons learned in their work to foster greater public appreciation of gene editing and its benefits. Nanteza added that each participant had acquired the designation of Science Ally with the graduation, commissioning them as science ambassadors to the world.

IITA Eastern Africa Hub Director Leena Tripathi also called upon the participants to continue working together with the networks formed during the training.

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