ECOSF Contributed to the Book on Communicating Science: A Global Perspective
A new book ‘Communicating Science- A Global Perspective’ was released by Australia National University (ANU) Press on 15 September, 2020. The book documents the global emergence of modern science communication. It has 40 chapters, 108 authors, and covers 39 countries.
We are delighted to report that the book includes a chapter on Pakistan entitled; “Pakistan: Changing Landscape of Science Communication” which has been co-authored by Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President of ECOSF and Engr. Khalil Raza, Scientific Officer ECOSF.
This is the first endeavour describing how science communication has developed around the world, including in Pakistan. The book covers all regions and all cultures: advanced nations of Europe, Asia and the Americas, and emerging economies like Russia, Jamaica, Estonia, Iran and Pakistan.
The launch event featured five authors telling the story of their country: the USA, Australia, East Africa and Russia, including President ECOSF Prof. Manzoor Hussain Soomro from Pakistan.
During the launch ceremony, Prof. Manzoor Hussain Soomro emphasized that Science communication plays a significant role in addressing many developmental challenges facing Pakistan for all important economic sectors. He shed some light on the chapter on Pakistan, which outlines the key developments of science communication and outline recent trends in the country. The chapter also discusses policy framework and underscores as to why S&T have not been able to deliver socio-economic benefits to the general public at large, and why public engagement in science remains low in Pakistan.
“Communicating Science- A Global Perspective” is available for free download at ANU Press: https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/communicating-science.
The virtual launch event can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBf9I82W8Zc