InfoNile University Science Communication Competition for Africa 2023

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Application Deadline: 11th September 2023

InfoNile, a geo-journalism platform and cross-border network of more than 800 environmental journalists and scientists in the Nile Basin, has organized a  science communication competition that aims to engage university students in Africa to understand the critical role of conserving swamps and their biodiversity.

The competition aims to foster environmental awareness and empower young scientists and conservationists in Africa to take action for swamps. Participating students are encouraged to conduct in-depth research, critically analyze scientific information, and effectively communicate their findings to diverse audiences. 

Objectives of the competition

To enhance university students’ knowledge and understanding of the significance of swamps in conserving biodiversity and mitigating climate change. 

Competition Outputs

University students will employ various communication mechanisms to raise awareness about the importance of swamps and conserving biodiversity within.

This is through mechanisms like:

  • Informative and visually appealing stories that explore the challenges faced by swamps, conservation, and the role of biodiversity in climate change resilience.
  • Stories produced could be in the form of written articles and stories, photo stories, short videos, short podcasts and poems.
  • Utilize social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter to reach a wider audience in raising awareness.

Eligibility

  • A team of 2-3 university students, one from communication or Journalism and a science student will team up and produce a communication output of their choice according to the guidelines given above. 

They will choose any scientific research article about swamps in their country and use it as a case study.

Awards  

  • Position 1- 125 USD +Branded InfoNile notebook, flask & t-shirt
  • Position 2- 100 USD  +Branded InfoNile notebook, flask & t-shirt 
  • Position 3- 85 USD +Branded InfoNile notebook, flask & t-shirt
  • Position 4- Branded InfoNile notebook, flask & t-shirt
  • Position 5- Branded InfoNile notebook, flask & t-shirt

How to Apply

Submit your application by completing this form: Application Form

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the InfoNile University Science Communication Competition for Africa

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