Bibiana Iraki has wide experience in science communication, spanning a period of over 10 years. She holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Wales, Glamorgan, and a BSc in Biotechnology from Cardiff University. Bibiana handles various communications-related duties, key among them leading in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of communication and outreach strategies for major biotech projects. She has been actively involved in strengthening capacity for effective science communication and policy outreach across the region and has trained over 1000 African scientists and researchers on how to effectively communicate their work to a non-technical audience.
As an ardent Science Communicator, Bibiana has led in the development of various simplified knowledge products that have been used widely by key stakeholders, including policy and decision makers, on the journey towards commercialisation of genetically modified crops in Africa. To support accurate and balance reporting on biosciences both at the national and regional level, Bibiana has trained over 500 African journalists on effective science reporting and has been part of various initiatives that strive to bridge the gap between science and society.
Bibiana is passionate about science communication which she believes is key in transforming Africa’s wealth of research knowledge into tangible solutions for development.