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LUCSUS kicked off new capacity building programme on ecosystem and biodiversity in Kenya.

In June, LUCSUS researchers Genesis Yengoh, Sara Gabrielsson and Ann Åkerman kicked off the capacity building programme Land is Life. During two intense weeks, 13 future leaders from Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda participated in i lecturers, field trips, group work and discussions in Kisumu, Kenya. 
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Participants from the training in Kisumu, Kenya.

The capacity building programme is lead by LUCSUS and Lund University Commissioned Education (LUCE) and financed by the Swedish Institute. The aim of the programme is to train future decision makers from different sectors to build knowledge and understand measurement on SDG15 – Ecosystem and biodiversity. In September the participants will come to Lund to continue the training, with focus on how to be a leader for sustainable development.

“The course so far has been an 'informative, integrative, interactive and social learning experience”, says Victor one of Kenyan participants.

 

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About the programme:

Land is Life’ is a pilot program on capacity development for Agenda 2030. The programme aims to train future leaders and decision makers from across Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, and Uganda) to build knowledge, understand measurement and develop leadership on the Agenda 2030 with focus on SDG15 (Life on land), Ecosystems and biodiversity.

The programme is led by LUCSUS together with five departments across Lund University and international partners from the University of Nairobi, the Great Lakes University of Kisumu, University of Rwanda, ICRAF, Vi-skogen, and the Kenya Medical Research Institute.

The programme is supported by Lund University Commissioned Education (LUCE).

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