As CEO and chairman for Contec Global Inc., Benoy Berry leads a technology firm with a presence in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and America. In recognition of his company’s enduring success in biometrics and e-governance in Africa, Benoy Berry earned the inaugural Outstanding Achievement in Technology Award, granted by the Nigerian Association of Science Journalists (NASJ). Affiliated with the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), NASJ provides a platform for dialogue between the Nigerian science community and the media.
WFSJ represents the interests of science journalism associations around the globe. In addition to promoting strong coverage of science and technology topics, WFSJ provides educational offerings to support science journalists’ knowledge and career growth. Through its activities, WFSJ promotes an atmosphere of collegiality and encourages professional networking to help strengthen the community of science journalists.
Established in 2002, WFSJ has 48 full member organizations, which include international, national, and regional associations of science journalists, along with three associate members. A seven-member governing board with representatives from four continents oversees the federation.