On October 14, Laos celebrated its Science Days. In this context, IRD and the OHSEA program organized a scientific pitch training, in the premises of the AUF (University Agency of the Francophonie) in Vientiane.

The scientific pitch training took place in three sessions, two of which were distance learning and the last one, on October 14, in person, in the premises of the AUF Vientiane.

The training session was composed of two distinct parts:

  • How to manage your emotions by Laurence Lombard, Capacity Building Project Officer at IRD
  • How to structure a scientific pitch according to different audiences by Eugenia Covernton, Scientific Communication Trainer

The workshop gathered about ten Lao and Cambodian students from different backgrounds: Pharmacy, Agriculture and Human and Social Sciences.

The pitch is the art of presenting an idea, a project or oneself in a few minutes in order to convince an audience and to transmit "a passion" in a concise and impactful way.

For more information, here are the trainers' contacts:

Laurence Lombard

Eugenia Covernton