Joint Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Committee meeting

  On Thursday 17th August 2017, the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) hosted the Quarterly Steering Committee (SC) meeting of the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management (CoEB) at MINEDUC Board Room. The main purpose of the quarterly meeting was to discuss the establishment of Board of Advisers or Directors, the transition to UR, fundraising plan and … More Joint Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Committee meeting

Biology students advancing careers globally

The Biology Department, School of Science, College of Science and Technology at the University of Rwanda, and the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management which assisted in mentoring the students, would like to announce recent successes of Biology students and graduates who have been internationally competitive at winning various scholarships abroad. Ms … More Biology students advancing careers globally

Kwita Izina 2017

Naming a newly born baby has been part of Rwandan culture and tradition for centuries. Given the remarkable efforts by the Government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Development Board and in collaboration with various conservation partners and local communities to actively protect the Mountain Gorillas and their habitat, the old naming century’s tradition was modeled … More Kwita Izina 2017

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2017

Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism For more than 70 years, UNESCO has been working to foster scientific knowledge and cooperation on biodiversity and ecosystems, such as tropical forests, oceans, mountains. In recent years, the effect of human activities — magnified by population growth and global climate change — has reduced deeply biodiversity in ecosystems around the … More Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2017

PhD and MSc students in Biodiversity studies Workshop

March 11th 2017, the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management (CoEB) in collaboration with the National Geographic Society (NGS) and East Africa Fund delivered a one day workshop on grant proposal writing to the PhD and MSc students in Biodiversity studies at University of Rwanda (UR). The workshop was held at the … More PhD and MSc students in Biodiversity studies Workshop

World Wildlife Day

The 3rd March of every year is celebrated as World Wildlife Day (WWD).  This day was established at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the 20th December 2013. The date (3rd March) has been chosen because it is the date when the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna … More World Wildlife Day

World wetlands Day

  Image:  Birengero wetland in Akagera National Park taken by Yvette Umurungi  World wetlands day is celebrated internationally every year on 2 February. This marks the day of adoption of the convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, known as the Ramsar convention that took place in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Rwanda signed this … More World wetlands Day

CoEB workshop with biology department

This Thursday 26th January 2017, the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB) with the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) hosted a half day workshop for its hub *the College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, specifically in the Biology Department* at the CoEB office in Huye to present the mission and … More CoEB workshop with biology department

world science day 2016 in Rwanda

Celebrated every 10th November, the World Science Day for Peace and Development has been established by UNESCO in 2001. This day brings together scientist and innovators to share knowledge about scientific discoveries and their role to  sustainable development. In Rwanda, this event took place  on  20th December 2016 at the Institute of Applied Sciences (INES/Ruhengeri) in … More world science day 2016 in Rwanda