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Event Biodiversity Conservation in DR Congo: challenges and opportunities for Kahuzi-Biega National Park

The 2nd of March 2020, ITN Cafrinat organises the event “Biodiversity Conservation in DR Congo: challenges and opportunities for Kahuzi-Biega National Park”, together with the International Forestry Student’s Organisation Ghent and Africa Platform of Ghent University

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Period 02/03/2020
Event location Auditorium Filmzaal, Campus Aula Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent
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Contact person Veerle Devriendt

Students, colleagues and external interested parties are invited. Registration is free and now open through

Participants are welcome to the informal reception afterwards.


Detailed program:

  • Welcome by Prof. Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Director of Internationalization & Margot Lenssens, The International Forestry Students' Association Ghent
  • Scientific Research in action in DR Congo: a documentary by Adam Amir
  • Introduction to Kahuzi-Biega National Park - Prof. Landry Cizungu, Université Catholique de Bukavu
  • Kahuzi-Biega: a personal journalistic view - Experiences in and around the park in the context of the ongoing conflicts - Peter Verlinden
  • Opportunities and challenges for the sustainable management of Kahuzi-Biega National Park, a preliminary analysis by CAFRINAT - Prof. Pascal Boeckx, Ghent University
  • The way to go for sustainable park management - Prof. Kris Verheyen, Ghent University
  • Panel discussion - moderator Peter Verlinden 

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