Since 2017, the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has been implementing the Africa Science Desk (ASD) as a programme to build the capacity of science journalists in Africa. Focused on a pilot of four countries, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa, the ASD was created to increase the quantity and quality of science stories in a global space where the profession has been seen as dying.
A lack of resources, training and support from editors has characterised science journalism in Africa. By providing funding and mentorship, the ASD sought to plug the challenges facing this branch of journalism in Africa. This end line report seeks to assess if the ASD has been successful in addressing the challenges.