The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in association with the Gujarat Council of Science and Technology (GUJCOST), will be organizing a Citizen’s Science Webinar Series on ‘Science Communication in the Time of COVID-19’ from 10 to 16 May 2020 everyday between 10 to 11 am. The webinar would be accessible online through internet
The webinar would address ways of tackling the current pandemic by applying various methods and means, an urgent need of the hour. It will develop awareness and preparedness to deal with and address the current health crisis posed by COVID-19 to help overcome the situation.
To facilitate necessary actions and preparedness of the society to address the challenge, such strategies to reach out to society with the required information by involving various stakeholders, including students, academics, media and volunteers, and so on, would be an advantage.
Communication of associated risks through effective science popularization for promoting community-level response will help translation and usage of authentic scientific and health information and facilitate crisis management.