Projects, Events, News, & Progress

PRESS RELEASE: IISD-ACARE JOIN FORCES

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and ACARE have joined forces and resources to enhance the global scientific network, focusing on some of the world's largest freshwater lakes, especially those in Africa.

View the web-based press release here.                                           Download the press release here. 

PRESS RELEASE: ACARE BOARD EVOLVES

ACARE increases its efficacy by broadening its board of directors by inviting Dr. Ken Irvine, IHE-Delft, The Netherlands, and Professor Emmanuel Kaunda, Director of the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Aquaculture & Fisheries and Professor at Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Lilongwe, Malawi.

Access the Press Release here.

2019 ANNUAL REPORT

ACARE's first formal annual report since its creation in 2017. During the past year, ACARE has made big strides in creating a harmonized network of freshwater experts and increased efforts of inclusion of women. This report tells the beginning of the story and we look forward to writing more in the future, with you.

Access the report here.

PUBLISHED PAPER

Obiero, K., et al., Advancing Africa' Great Lakes research and academic potential: Answering the call for harmonized, long-term, collaborative networks and partnerships. Journal of Great Lakes Research, In Press.

Access the paper here.

WORKSHOP/PROJECT

The African Center for Aquatic Research and Education and it's partners held the African Great Lakes Stakeholder Network Workshop: Strengthening Capacity in Research, Policy, and Management through Development of a Network of African Great Lakes Basin Stakeholders. The workshop was possible through the funding of The Nature Conservancy.

Learn more about this project here.

FUNDING/PROJECT

 

The University of Nairobi and the African Center for Aquatic Research and Education:  African Great Lakes Information Platform: An open, shared and relevant IT platform for state‑of‑the‑art knowledge and information sharing, learning and action

Learn more about this project here.

FUNDING/PROJECT

 

The African Center for Aquatic Research and Education:  Strengthening Capacity in Research, Policy and Management through Development of a Network of African Great Lakes Basin Stakeholders

Learn more about this project here.

PUBLISHED PAPER

Ives, J. and T.J. Lawrence, A Tale of Two Great Lakes Conferences: urging global collaboration on our largest freshwater resources. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 2019.

Access the paper here.

CONFERENCE/SESSION: International Society of Limnology, Nanjing, China

 

The African Center for Aquatic Research and Education is co-chairing a session titled Monitoring and Management of the African Great Lakes at the International Society of Limnology, 2018 meeting in Nanjing China.

Learn more about this event here.

CONFERENCE/SESSION: Species in Ancient Lakes, Entebbe, Uganda

 

The African Center for Aquatic Research and Education has been invited the Species In Ancient Lakes (SIAL) 8 conference in Entebbe, Uganda. In addition to giving a talk on advancing education and coordinating research on the African Great Lakes, Executive Director Ted Lawrence, Board member Kevin Obiero, and partners from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Dr. Erik Verheyen, will be co-chairing a discussion session titled Discussing strategies to overcome current and future research challenges on the African Great Lakes. 

Learn more about this event here.

CONFERENCE/SESSION: International Association of Great Lakes Research, Ontario, Canada

The African Center for Aquatic Research and Education is hosted a session titled Emerging Partnerships, Research, and Capacity in the African Great Lakes at the International Association of Great Lakes Research, 2018 meeting in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Learn more about this event here.