Conference Program

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Conference Themes

  • Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Benefits

  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Management

  • Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation

  • Population Dynamics, Health and the Environment

  • Balancing Conservation and Development

  • Governance and Financing

Conference Champions

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Theme Conveners

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Keynote Speakers

Please note that keynote speaker biographies will be available in January 2017.

Conference Objectives

  • Enhance coordination and cooperation of stakeholders working on conservation and development of the African Great Lakes.

  • Strengthen the capacity of lake management institutions on the sustainable use of basin resources.

  • Provide evidence-based information for implementation of policies and conservation actions.

  • Promote and share tools and approaches for ecosystem-based management in the African Great Lakes.

  • Promote and share best practices of empowered citizens actively engaged in basin management.

Conference Outcomes

  • Key resolutions or agreements to bolster lake authorities.

  • An online information-sharing platform with curated maps and information.

  • A full conference report and a set of conference papers.

  • Special issue journal publication(s) from premier papers.

  • New and/or strengthened African Great Lakes funding programs.