In other to make UniBen research more visible in Africa and in the world, the University Research & Publication Committee is partnering with The Conversation Africa (TC-Africa) a not-for-profit organisation based in South Africa ,that is serving universities and the research sector in Africa.
TC-Africa representative Pfungwa M. Nyamukachi(Strategic Partnerships Manager)from South Africa formally visited the university on the 5th November 2018 to introduce The Conversation Africa and met with the University Management,Director University Research and Publication Committee Prof .J .Okhouya and the Committee members . She did a presentation on the aims and objectives of The Conversation Africa and it’s benefit to academics and the University of Benin in general.
TC Africa’s mission is to mainstream science engagement and support science communication activities. They do this by working with academics and scientists, who themselves write and provide evidence/research-based analytical articles on various societal issues AND articles about their research findings as well. Their editors work with academics and researchers to publish these short and punchy articles, +/- 800 words. Articles are only published upon author sign-off.
The objective is to make the knowledge produced in the academy accessible, easy to understand and freely available for the public and policy makers. Articles are published daily on our website-https://theconversation.com/africa . Publishing under a Creative Commons Licence, all articles are open access.