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Prof. Andre Ramos Prof. André Ramos is a Professor in the field of Genetics at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, and the Co-ordinator of the Imagine Project which delivers innovative and inclusive science popularization programmes and outreach activities in rural and indigenous communities, in various countries in Latin America.
In his role as Global Ambassador of African Gong, Prof. Ramos has initiated a partnership programme to bring together African and Latin American institutions to develop a creative platform for the advancement of science communication across both continents, and which elaborates their shared historical, geographical, language and development links. This initiative is the Imagine-Pangea Programme, which is conceptualized as a science communication competition and which will involve graduate students from Latin America and Africa. The Imagine-Pangea project involves the following partners from Africa and Latin America: Red-POP – The Latin American Science Communication Network; African Gong – the Pan African Network for the Popularization of Science & Technology and Science Communication; and SBPC – the Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science. The Imagine-Pangea initiative is expected to be launched towards the end of 2016. Read more...
Dr. Luisa Massarani is the Director of RedPOP, the network for science communication in Latin America and the Caribbean, for the period of 2014-2017. Since 2003, she has been the Latin American Co-ordinator of SciDev.Net (www.scidev.net), a gateway based in London aimed at science and development in developing countries. Dr. Massarani has worked on research, teaching and practice in Public Communication of Science and Technology, since 1987. She is based at the Museum of Life (www.museudavida.fiocruz.br), a hands on science museum in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) linked to the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a key health research institution in Latin America, linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Read more...