Trust in scientific information has declined in the general public due to the recent growth of unreliable alternative methods of communication and the politicization of specialized knowledge, among other reasons.
In addition, the general public and decision-makers have difficulties understanding specialized information, therefore, improving the ability to communicate scientific results to different social actors.
The free course "Science Communication and How to Explain Science to the General Public" is now available to the community of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). It is a self-managed course, aimed at developing techniques for an effective communication with different audiences and to disseminate knowledge so that informed public policy decisions are made.
The course consists of 5 modules that can be completed independently. The sessions are led by international experts, and users can obtain a certificate awarded by the IAI, PAHO, and GCCHE if they score 70% or more in the final evaluation.
At the end of the course, the participant is expected to:
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Register now at https://moodle.iai.int/?lang=en
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