Presenter Profile Series: Cheikh Ibrahima Sakho

Today’s Presenter Profile Series features Cheikh Ibrahima Sakho from the Mauritanian Institute of Oceanographic Research and Fisheries (IMROP), Mauritania. Read below to learn more about one of this year’s #IAMSLICUganda presenters.

A little bit about Cheikh…

I started work at the IMROP at 1988, as a fisheries scientist technician. At 1990, following the need for restoration of the library, I moved to the Information and Communication department. In addition to library work, I deal also with communication to general Public (research outreach). I’m a graduate of a Master of Science on “Scientific and Technical Communication” (Unervisté Stendhal Grenoble 3, France) in 2009. I am currently working as the Head, Communication and Information Centre at the Mauritanian Institute of Oceanographic Research and Fisheries (IMROP).

Talk to Cheikh in Entebbe about…

How the medias (TV and Radio specially) can contribute to share oceanographic science to no specialist people (Fishermen, decision makers, coastal inhabitants, etc.) regarding the latest development of medias and the emergence of a new class in Africa : Science specialized journalist.

Cheikh will present…

Title: Inside the Scientific Paper.

English abstract

The researcher has a crucial relation with the scientific publication. It’s indeed through the scientific article that he communicates the results of his investigations, and it is also through the same paper that he is evaluated and in fact the evolution of his career is there profondly dependent.

During a long period editing and sharing knowledge was assured on one hand by oral way (conferences, seminars, etc.) and on the other hand by way written in the form of academic publications (reports, theisis) and scientists contribution to books. Besides, this written production was published by scolar society (University, research institution, etc.) and commercial publishers, who over the years, took an almost monopoly of the scientific papers publication and built a powerful economic empire very binding and putting marginally alarge part of researchers worlwide.

However, the development of computing and the electronic networks begun ath the beginning of 1960-1970 years, and keeps perfecting in our days, opened new opportunities for other more democratic forms of sharing scientific knowledge.

This presentation tries to redraw the various stages evolution of the scientific publications and to reveal their bottoms and particularities.

Résumé Français :

Le chercheur a une relation cruciale avec la publication scientifique. C’est en effet à travers l’article scientifique qu’il communique ses résultats et c’est également à travers ce même article qu’il est évalué, en somme l’évolution de sa carrière y est profondément dépendante.

Pendant une longue période la diffusion des connaissances était assurée, d’une part par voie orale (conférence, séminaires, etc.) et d’autre part, par voie écrite sous forme de publications académiques (mémoires, thèses, etc.) et scientifiques (contribution à des ouvrages). En plus, cette production écrite était publiée par des sociétés savantes (institutions de recherche, université, etc.) et des éditeurs commerciaux, qui au fil des ans, ont pris le quasi-monopole de la communication scientifique et en ont bâti un puissant empire économique très contraignant et mettant à la marge une bonne partie de chercheurs à travers le monde.

Cependant, le développement de l’informatique et les réseaux électroniques amorcé au début des années 60-70 et qui continue de se perfectionner à nos jours, a ouvert de nouvelles opportunités pour d’autres formes plus démocratiques de diffusion de la science.

Cette présentation essaye de retracer les différentes étapes évolutives des publications scientifiques et d’en dévoiler les dessous et les particularités.

Connect with Cheikh through…

Email : sakhocheikh@gmail.com

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