CoEB workshop with biology department

This Thursday 26th January 2017, the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB) with the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) hosted a half day workshop for its hub *the College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, specifically in the Biology Department* at the CoEB office in Huye to present the mission and goals, current operating status, and solicit inputs and commitments from Biology Department staff for their integration with the CoEB.

The workshop was very active with honorable participants; Director General of Science  Technology at MINEDUC Dr. Christine Gasingirwa, Director of CoEB Prof. Beth Kaplin, Head of Biology department Prof. Donat Nsabimana, Pierre Claver Nyilingoga the M&E Expert from MINEDUC, Biology department staff, class representatives from Biology department and CoEB staff.

Dr. Christine Gasingirwa, pointed out that we shouldn’t be narrow minded in terms of biodiversity and conservation, she urged the participants to appreciate each other and work together as biologists because the failure of one is the failure of all. She also encouraged us to be passionate, innovative and interactive.

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Director General of Science  Technology at MINEDUC Dr. Christine Gasingirwa

Director of CoEB Prof. Beth Kaplin,introduced CoEB to the participants and highlighted the reasons for its establishment, goals and objectives and its function to the national and international development targets, among this the Director highlighted that CoEB was created as a result of importance of biodiversity, lack of relevant knowledge in science especially in research and the gap between research knowledge and policies  and development strategies.

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Director of CoEB Prof. Beth Kaplin addressing the participants

Head of Biology department Prof. Donat Nsabimana, Pierre Claver Nyilingoga the M&E Expert from MINEDUC, Biology department staff, class representatives from Biology department and CoEB staff also were among the participants in this workshop.

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Head of Biology department Prof. Donat Nsabimana from right

The awareness has been raised about CoEB and after group discussions attendees committed themselves to get engaged and become active in the CoEB activities contributing to achievement of its goals and more effective in its mission and functioning as hub.

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Attendees in group discussions 

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Attendees in group discussions. 

The workshop has been followed by a networking cocktail at CREDO Hotel.

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Director of CoEB Prof. Beth Kaplin  and Pierre Claver Nyilingoga the M&E Expert from MINEDUC.

 


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