• AFRICAN GREAT LAKES CONFERENCE
    Linking science and best practice to solutions for conservation and sustainable development of the African Great Lakes.
  • SOURCE OF FOOD AND LIVELIHOOD
    The African Great Lakes are home to thousands of species found nowhere else on Earth and support more than 50 million people who rely on the lakes for their livelihoods.
  • ENERGY PROVIDERS AND CLIMATE MODERATORS
    The African Great Lakes are reservoirs for hydropower generation and irrigation, and are critical for climate moderation.

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AGLC is more than a conference

It is a movement by stakeholders—represented by government leaders, regional and basin authorities, inter-governmental organizations, development and funding agencies, non-governmental organizations, community groups and the private sector—to find sustainable solutions for the pressing challenges in the African Great Lakes region.

 

The African Great Lakes region spans the countries of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.


Conference Themes

The conference will address the following themes through keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, discussion panels, and poster sessions:

  1. Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Benefits
  2. Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
  3. Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
  4. Population Dynamics, Health and the Environment
  5. Balancing Conservation and Development
  6. Governance and Financing

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