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National Biodiversity Data Bank Stakeholders hold Consultative Meeting.

The meeting held on April 09th, 2015 at Protea Hotel Kampala, jointly sponsored by USAID together with the government of Uganda was aimed at reviewing the challenges facing the National Bio-Data Bank (NBDB), proposing strategies for revitalising it's operation. 

It attracted various key players in the biodiversity and nature conservation sector, with a spectrum of members coming from various organisations such as; Makerere University, Wildlife conservation society (WCS), National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Total E&P, Nature Uganda, National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO). USAID TETRA-TECH project, among others. 

The principal – CAES, Prof. Bernard Bashasha in his welcome remarks briefed the members about the current state and structural formation of the NBDB under the new Makerere University collegiate system. He also underscored the importance of the meeting as a timely act to review and strengthen the centre’s position and usefulness in the wake of global climatic challenge and biodiversity loss. 

Prof. Bernard Bashasha giving meeting opening remarks

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MAK secures NOKS 17 million (about sh.8bn) grant for climate change research and training.

The Norwegian Government has injected over 17million Norwegian Kroners (about shs. 8bn) into the research and training of climate science experts in four universities as a measure to mitigate climate change. 

The money is channelled through Makerere University (Uganda) as the lead university in collaboration with other three universities of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), University of Juba (Southern Sudan) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway). 

The Vice chancellor's representaive Prof. John Muyonga (3rd from right) and the PI (5th from right) pose for a group photo with participants

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