The Australian National University and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are helping make science more exciting and accessible to people across Africa.The two organisations are jointly hosting science centre leaders at a training program at the National Centre for Public Awareness of Science in Canberra. Science communicators from eight African countries are sharing their knowledge and experience about promoting science. The program is part of the ANU Science Circus Africa initiative.Dr Graham Walker of the ANUs Centre for Public Awareness of Science spoke with Martin Kwakwa.
The Science Circus Africa program is an ANU initiative that has reached over 68,000 people across seven African countries and trained more than 350 African staff.
The program aims to give science centre leaders the skills, knowledge and inspiration to create and further develop interactive science centres in Africa, similar to Australias National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon.