• Africa Scientifique: Leadership, Knowledge & Skills for Science Communication

    “Public engagement activities enhance the use and the discovery of science by other people. Public engagement is the light which we have to use to bring science to other people. Public engagement is a key step to disseminate our research. Public engagement is like an open door between scientists and society. Public engagement is a kind of communication about our scientific competence.” ~ Africa Scientifique Participant – 2020

  • Africa Scientifique: Leadership, Knowledge & Skills for Science Communication

    “Being a woman is hard, we still have males who think women are supposed to do certain things. Growing up I always believed that women are not supposed to stand and give a talk in front of men.” ~ Africa Scientifique Participant – 2020

Welcome to African Gong

The Pan-African Network for the Popularization of Science & Technology and Science Communication

African Gong is a Pan-African Network for the Popularization of Science & Technology, and Science Communication in Africa. It is developed with the strategic support of the UNESCO Africa Region. It aims to create a strategic platform from which Africa can contribute to global structures and institutional capacities for the advancement of science communication, science and society studies and the public learning and understanding of science (PLUS). It also contributes a uniquely relevant and inclusive African-centred paradigm and community of practice to the global development agenda and addresses the critical need for transformation in the science communication and the PLUS sector. African Gong also facilitates and enables the strategic positioning of science and its applications at the heart of the African sustainable development framework.

In choosing the traditional African Gong instrument for our name and symbol, we commit ourselves to the principles of its use in African societies, as an instrument to call folks together for debate, discussions and interactive engagement, on a communal basis, for the betterment of all. Thus, in developing African Gong, we envision a network that is multi-disciplinary, inclusive, interactive and multi-level in its membership, constituencies and partnerships, for the purpose of the exchange of information, regional and continental co-operation, including the African Diaspora.

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African Gong – NAMES Partnership Webinars

African Gong has undertaken the delivery of two Webinars in Partnership with the NAMES Network

Click below to watch the video of the Webinar

Click below to watch the video of the Webinar

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“This powerful and purposefully uncomfortable book pinpoints how inequalities shape current science communication practices, theories, and narratives, and convincingly calls for radical change.” Barbara Streicher, Austrian ScienceCenter-Network

Book Authors’:

The global scenarios encapsulated by the chapter authors are very wide ranging. The book has 30 contributing authors (18 Female and 12 Male) from the following Countries: Mexico, the US, the six Dutch-speaking Caribbean Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St Maarten and St Eustatius – the ABCSSS Islands), the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, South Africa, India, China, Australia and New Zealand.

Elizabeth Rasekoala is the Editor of the Book.

Book Manuscript Reviewer:

‘I don’t think that I am overstating the importance of this book too much when I say that it really does place a line in the sand of science communication before and how we think about science communication afterwards. Since reading the book and reflecting on what I have learned I genuinely feel this book should be essential reading for all science communicators and science communication stakeholders, including museum workers and staff…This book needed to be written but more importantly, it really needs to be read’


Some pictures of our events and what we do

We welcome the support, contributions, and solidarity of all those who share our vision and mission, and request that you join us as we engage in this daunting challenge to empower Africans through scientific knowledge so that they are better able to make informed choices and decisions that will improve the quality of their lives.

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