Science Communication or SciComm, has seen significant growth and momentum in recent years, both in India and globally. This trend is a direct response to the growing need to bridge the gap between science and the public, as individuals across all levels of society not only want to understand the transformative potential of scientific advancements but also wish to actively participate in shaping a science and technology-led future. Today, more than ever before, proactive and strategic communication of science and the latest research to diverse audiences is crucial. Engaging the public in matters related to science, technology, and health plays a significant role in fostering informed decision-making and nurturing a scientifically aware society. Furthermore, this communication fosters collaborations that drive innovation and address the complex challenges that lie ahead.
SciComm ThinkLabs are being formed as community-led groups that aim to examine the current state of Science Communication (SciComm) and Public Engagement (PE) in India in order to develop actionable roadmaps, frameworks, and recommendations for professionalising and advancing this field in the country to enhance the impact of science on society and vice a versa. SciComm ThinkLabs are a diverse set of individuals working in the fields of science communication, public engagement, policy, journalism, teaching, and research. The final outputs produced by the ThinkLabs will be published and shared in early 2024.
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