2022 Annual Meeting of the
African Great Lakes Stakeholder Network:


Strengthening Collaboration on the African Great Lakes:
Harnessing New Perspectives for Robust Research, Policy and Management

February 13-14, 2023 
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Join this meeting of the best minds in the world working together for healthy African Great Lakes.

Collaboration is paramount. With our six advisory groups and other global experts, we activate collective knowledge, passion, and resources to solve the challenges that threaten the African Great Lakes.

At this meeting we will:

  • Learn from each African Great Lakes Advisory Group to advance solutions

  • Inform the future of AGL monitoring, education, and training

  • Break down gender barriers to tap into strong, inclusive solutions

  • Work across borders to inform game-changing freshwater decisions

The African Great Lakes Stakeholder Network is a highly collaborative group of freshwater and large lakes experts from around the world. At the heart of the network is over 120 African Great Lakes experts who are, together, addressing the most critical issues on these seven African Great Lakes which hold over 25% of the world's freshwater and support millions of people.

Guests, observers, and specialists are welcome to attend and participate.

The African Great Lakes Stakeholders Network, and this meeting, are facilitated by the

African Center for Aquatic Research and Education and developed, informed, and advised by the

partners and experts working on the African Great Lakes

2022 Annual Meeting

Fill out by December 13, 2022


Annual Meeting Agenda
Updated: October 18, 2022

Day 1

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Various times: participants arrive

2p-4p: ACARE Board Meeting (invite only)​​

4p-6p: Advisory Group Reunion (all members invited)

Advisory Group members getting together in person, reuniting, reflecting, and preparing​

6p-7p: African Women in Science (Re)union (invite only)

Members of the 2021, 2022, and 2023 AWIS Program gather to meet and network

6p-8p: Advisory Group Networking and Social​ (all members invited)


Day 2

Monday, February 13, 2023


  • Welcome Session with Guest Speakers (TBD)

  • Individual Advisory Group Reports

    • Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa Basin Fisheries and Aquaculture Network

    • Lake Tanganyika Science Advisory Group

    • Lake Turkana Advisory Group

    • Lake Victoria Advisory Group

    • Lake Edward-Albert Advisory Group

    • Lake Kivu Advisory Group



  • Cross-Cutting Approaches for Better Management of the Africa Great Lakes

  • Open talks

  • Evening Social and Newtorking event​​

Day 3

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


  • Opening Remarks

  • African Women in Science Session

    • Looking beyond the gender lens and breaking barriers​

  • Achieving African Great Lakes Monitoring

  • Advancing African Great Lakes Education and Training




  • Advisory Groups Set and Report 2023 Objectives 

  • Develop Shared Regional Objectives

  • Presentation of Conclusions and Recommendations 

  • Close Annual Meeting

5:30pm End of Meeting

Fill out by December 13, 2022



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Venue and Hotels

Conference Venue: Julius Nyerere International Convention Center 57QR+HVJ, Shaaban Robert St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


There are many hotels nearby the convention center. At this time we do not have a dedicated hotel specified for this event. 

Organization committee and contacts

Meeting Contact, Questions, and Inquiries

Ted Lawrence:

ACARE Business Office: 

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