Virtual Workshop: “Reawakening the Mount Elgon Transboundary Ecosystem”
The virtual workshop, “Reawakening the Mount Elgon Transboundary Ecosystem: Embedding Bioeconomy Strategies in Multi-Functional Landscapes for Ecosystems and Human Well-being,” will explore strategies for the long-term conservation of biodiversity of the Mount Elgon ecosystem along the Kenya-Uganda border.
Known for its wealth of endemic and endangered species, Mount Elgon is currently the focus of an effort to establish it as a UNESCO transboundary biosphere reserve. For the workshop, Kenyan scientists, policymakers, environmental leaders, business innovators and entrepreneurs will work to identify opportunities for extended conservation research, management and policy, as well as forge networks of people and organizations to carry out these objectives.
The symposium is organized by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) and co-hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Biosphere Reserve (MAB) Program Committees for Kenya and Uganda.
This workshop will be held online via Zoom — a link to register will be made available.