Monday, April 16, 2007

first day, double breakfast

Kimani Chege, the editor of Technews Africa, a monthly magazine published in Nairobi in Kenya, is also a regular contributor to the Science and Development Network website ( and a member of the World Federation of Science Journalists' peer-to-peer mentoring programme.
Kimani attended Monday's UNESCO workshop on science journalism, where this photo was taken, and on Tuesday attended the breakfast networking event for developing country journalists hosted by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). But one breakfast wasn't enough. He also attended "the big Australian breakfast" - claimed to be high in salt, low in water but with lots of fibre - presented by the Australian Centre of Plant Functional Genomics. He claims he didn't eat at the second breakfast, but was there to interview Dr Rachel Burton, research scientist with the centre, about the creation of drought-resistant wheat varieties - a big issue in both Australia and Eastern Africa. He says he didn't eat any drought-resistant wheat for breakfast.

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