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Consortium for Barcode of Life (CBOL) Eastern Africa Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 18-19 October 2006. EAFRINET LOOP as a CBOL Partner in the Eastern Africa Region. Wanja Kinuthia EAFRINET Co-ordinator, National Museums of Kenya, P.O. Box 40658- 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

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Consortium for Barcode of Life (CBOL) Eastern Africa Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 18-19 October 2006

EAFRINET LOOP as a CBOL Partner in the Eastern Africa Region

Wanja Kinuthia

EAFRINET Co-ordinator,

National Museums of Kenya, P.O. Box 40658- 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

eafrinet@africaonline.co.ke


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Introduction

  • EAFRINET LOOP is the eastern Africa arm of the Global Network for Taxonomy, BioNET-INTERNATIONAL

  • Members include individuals and institutions interested in taxonomy and it application.

  • Countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar (Burundi, Rwanda & DRC)


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National Coordinating Institutions

  • Eritrea:University of Asmara

  • Ethiopia:Institute of Biodiversity Conservation & Research

  • Kenya:National Museums of Kenya

  • Uganda:Makerere University

  • Tanzania:Tropical Pesticides Research Institute

  • Zanzibar:Ministry of Agriculture


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Activities

  • Information dissemination and communication

  • Networking taxonomic experts with end-users

  • Taxonomic capacity building in the region

  • Development of taxonomic tools

  • Partner:

    a) S-S to pool existing taxonomic resources

    b) North-South for technology and skills transfer


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Activities cont’

  • Utilise taxonomic research in :-

    a) biodiversity conservation

    b) Agriculture especially proper identification of pests, diseases and bio-control agents for food security

    c) Linking taxonomists with donors


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Opportunities for partnering with CBOL

  • Networking with BioNET LOOPS and its partners, API, BOZONET etc

  • A ready pool of human and Institutions

  • Platform for raising awareness on DNA barcoding activities, information dissemination

  • Linking individuals & institutions to enhance capacity building


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Some of the achievements

  • API: 1st bee taxonomic course in 2003 at NMK/ICIPE

  • BIOTA: 2nd bee taxonomic course in 2006

  • South-S in-house taxonomic training

  • North-S in-house taxonomic training

  • Parataxomic training at grass-root level

  • Identification of training opportunities & linking end-users to taxonomic experts


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Main Institutions

  • NMK-IPR:Collections & Animal diseases

  • UoN, KARI

  • MUIENR- Uganda

  • ICIPE

  • ILRI

  • International Collaborators

  • KIST- Rwanda

  • Who else? Your input


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Acknowledgement

  • NMK Management

  • BioNET-INTERNATIONAL

  • SAFRINET, WAFRINET & EURONET

  • National LOOP Coordinators

  • National partner institutions and individuals

  • CBOL


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  • Thank You!


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