Folder Programme

Tentative programme on 15 March 2007

We will have the talks in French or in English since we will enjoy the presence of some of our partners from francophone African countries.

08:30-09:15   Registration of participants

Introduction to the academic session

09:15-09:20   Welcome (C. Pisani, RBINS Director General)


09:20-10:05   Biodiversity, the world's biggest development cooperation agency (J. Weber, Director, Institut français de la Biodiversité)


10:05-10:35   RBINS research and expertise on biodiversity in tropical countries (J. Van Goethem, Head of Department)

10:35-10:55   Taxonomy and the Global Taxonomy Initiative (Y. Samyn, GTI programme manager)

10:55-11:15   Capacity building of taxonomy in Cuba: free-living marine nematodes, their relevance and relation to development issues (F. Decraemer, RBINS researcher)

Coffee Break

11:45-12:05   Biodiversity information and the Clearing-House Mechanism (H. de Koeijer, CHM programme manager)

12:05-12:25   Use of historical data and archives in the management of the National Parks of DR Congo (F. Muhashy, Archives)

12:25-12:45   Public awareness and education in Burundi (B. Nzigidahera, CHM focal point for Burundi)

12:45-12:55   Round-up of morning session (A. Franklin, DGDC-RBINS coordinator)


13:00-14:00   Lunch break (sandwiches) and meeting time with the RBINS staff

RBINS discovery

14:00-15:00   Guided tour behind the scenes: discovery of RBINS collections and laboratories

15:00-16:45   Free visit of the museum and of the exhibit 'Murder in the museum'

(The museum closes at 16:45).