Jointly organized by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Science communication is essential to support critical decisions and policies with evidence-based data and to inform citizens especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, how can science communication be effective in these times and beyond? That is the guiding question for this virtual panel, organized by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Renowned speakers from both countries will approach this question from different angles and consider lessons learned during the pandemic. They will discuss how science communication deals with mistrust, fake news, and conspiracy theories. They will also analyse how scientists translate complex topics into an understandable language, and which media platforms and tools they use to inform policy makers and the citizens. Moreover, they will reflect on the role of scientific advisers in the public, as well as on chances, limits, and trends of science communication.
Join the seventh event in the “Leopoldina International Virtual Panel Series”, a format by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in cooperation with its international partners!