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(ARISE magazine, issue 16) In Uganda, pop out for coffee and you may learn something that could save your life. Science Café Uganda is a popular format in which ordinary people gather in a café, church or school to learn about science in a simple, accessible way.

“We found that when you discuss abstract ideas, people aren’t so interested,” says Christine Munduru, responsible for communications at the company. Instead, experts talk on a topic of the community’s choice – diabetes, domestic violence or living with HIV. Afterwards the floor is opened for a Q&A session. The Science Café Uganda team are uploading videos of debates to YouTube.


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