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In July 2007, a small group of Health and Environmental reporters from different media institutions in Rwanda gathered in Kigali to found the Rwanda Association of Science Journalists (RASJ). Recognizing that despite the value of scientific research and Technologies transfer in the country, there was a distinct lack of media awareness about their role in creating Greater dialogue between scientists, policy makers and the public.
The RASJ’s intention was to promote the benefits of mass media to help in decision making policy as regards to the basic need in the area of Science and Technological research
In 2008, in response to the growing number of Science Reporters, the RASJ after becoming the 37th member of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) hasorganized the First Conference on Science Communication (RCSC) as a way to capacity bulting of Rwandan media to cover science stories. It soon became clear that there was considerable demand for this kind of Science reporting in Rwanda to raise awareness of the public and play a role of decision making policy.