‘1st International Conference on the Biodiversity of the Congo Basin’
first half of June 2014, Kisangani, DR Congo
We are pleased to announce the ‘1st International Conference on the biodiversity of the Congo Basin’ at Kisangani, D.R. Congo.
This conference is an initiative of the Consortium Congo 2010 (the University of Kisangani, the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the National Botanic Garden of Belgium) and the ‘Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité’ in Kisangani to facilitate interactions and collaborations among Congolese, Belgian and international teams and experts involved in various fields of biodiversity-related research in the Congo Basin.
The conference will take place during four consecutive days in the first half of June 2014 at the ‘Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité’ at Kisangani. Financial support is provided by the Belgian Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy (Belgian Science Policy).
We anticipate the participation of more than 120 experts, 60-70 % of which from the DR Congo and countries within the Congo Basin. We count on the presence of scientists as well as representatives of organizations involved in this topic.
To help us plan this event, we kindly request you to indicate your interest and willingness to participate at this conference by sending an e-mail with your contact details to email@example.com.
Prof Dudu Akaibe, Director of the ‘Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité’;
Prof Upoki Angenong’a, Prof Oleko Woto, Prof Kahindo Muhongya, Prof Ulyel Ali –Patho, Dr Kaswera Kyamakya, Prof Lomba Bolsombo, all Board members of the ‘Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité’;
Prof Jos Snoeks, (Royal Museum for Central Africa and KU Leuven, Belgium);
Dr Erik Verheyen, (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and University of Antwerp, Belgium);
Dr Piet Stoffelen, (National Botanic Garden of Belgium)
Ms Hilde Keunen, (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium) .
The organizing committee