The 2017 African Great Lakes Conference: Conservation and development in a changing climate

Journal of Great Lakes Research
Doran, Patrick J.; Medard, Modesta; Apse, Colin D.
Source N/A
Volume / Issue44/6
Total Pages5 pages
Article Link
Editor(s) N/A
Conference / Book Title N/A
Flag N/A
TagsAfrican Great Lakes; Great Lakes; conservation; conference; climate change; information management
Other N/A
Conference Title N/A
Conference Date N/A
Publication DateNovember 13, 2018
Article Date N/A
GS Citation N/A
AbstractIn May 2017, the African Great Lakes community convened for a region-wide conference in Entebbe, Uganda. The African Great Lakes Conference (AGLC) focused on 6 regionally-important themes, and 300+ attendees presented over 100 talks and posters. The AGLC culminated in the adoption of a set of Conference Resolutions designed to direct the future of African Great Lakes conservation and management. As an Introduction to this Journal of Great Lakes Research special section on African Great Lakes, we report on the impetus for the African Great Lakes Conference as well as discuss three major advances and investments that were a direct result of conference resolutions adopted at the meeting. First, we present the AGLC Resolutions, a set of management issues and solutions developed at the conference. Second, we discuss the African Great Lakes Conference Fund, a conservation fund that has awarded $500,000 USD to launch four new initiatives. Finally, we describe African Great Lakes Inform, a knowledge management platform designed to promote collaboration in the region. The AGLC in general, and these three major conference outcomes specifically, provide a set of basic building blocks to advance partnerships, research and capacity in the African Great Lakes region.
Created: 12/21/2018 10:57 AM (ET)
Modified: 12/21/2018 10:57 AM (ET)
“” “”