• NaFIRRI to exhibit 50 fish species at Jinja Fish Festival

      The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) will showcase 50 different fish species during the Jinja Fish Festival at the Forever Resort in Jinja on December 2, 2018. According to the NaFIRRI Development Communications Officer, Emily Arayo, the institute will also demonstrate fish farming technologies, including cage culture, and display literature on research findings […]

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  • Free course: Communication Skills for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy

    Catch this free opportunity to develop your communication skills and confidently engage with the media. This online course, Communication Skills for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy, focuses on transboundary water conflicts and cooperation with the Nile Basin as a case study. This course should especially be of interest to natural, applied and social scientists. Moderation will […]

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  • Dementia: Causes, risk factors and how to manage it

    It is heartbreaking to see a loved one deteriorate as their memory fades from forgetfulness to oblivion. That is what happened to my sweet grandmother, God bless her soul! She started with talking to herself; many times, shaking her head in denial. As we saw this, we came to a conclusion that it was the […]

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  • The USJA Science Bazaar 2019

    “African countries need to use science to create wealth, raise standards of living and solve many other challenges. This should be in ways that are easy to comprehend by the masses” – H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the opening of USJA’s Uganda Conference for Science Communication November 24, 2008, Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala May 30 […]

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  • GMO concerns are just fear of the unknown

    By Diana Bauza and Imrah Mokango “A lie often told becomes the truth. The intention behind the Food Evolution film is to change public opinion. If we accept GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) on bananas, it will not stop on only bananas, it will go on round nuts, apples, apricots seeds and yet these are sources […]

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  • OFAB Media Awards 2018 [CLOSED]

    The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in partnership with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) and the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA), is pleased to announce the  OFAB Media Awards (OMAS) 2018. These awards are in their second year following successful awards last year. The OMAS are aimed at recognizing exemplary […]

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  • Health Cancer: Ugandans evade free vaccination

    Joyce Nabuule, 29, a former teacher at Konge Nursery School in Masaka district, lies in excruciating pain on one of the beds of the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) at Mulago. Nabuule, a mother of two boys, was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer of the Cervix by doctors at the UCI and was told that her […]

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  • Climate Change Media Partnership 2018 Reporting Fellowships (Expanded)

    The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Foundation this year, is pleased to announce an expanded Fellowship program for journalists. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend two major climate change summits taking place in 2018: the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, United States, […]

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  • Biotech pioneers win 2018 Stockholm Water Prize

    By revolutionizing microbiological-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment, Professors Mark van Loosdrecht and Bruce Rittmann have demonstrated the possibilities to remove harmful contaminants from water, cut wastewater treatment costs, reduce energy consumption, and even recover chemicals and nutrients for recycling. Their pioneering research and innovations have led to a new generation of energy-efficient water […]

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  • Scientists must communicate boldly, urges Ugandan journalist as she sees GM crop for the first time

    Dr. Godfrey Asea shows the difference in pest resistance between GM and non-GM maize Members of the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA)’s upcountry networks last weekend had the opportunity to train in biotechnology reporting and to see for the first time a genetically modified (GM) crop – maize that has managed to stand up against […]

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