13.05.2019 - UNESCO Office in Nairobi

International Training on Ecohydrology in Tanzania, April 29th April – 3rd May 2019

UNESCO Offices in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam jointly with IHP Secretariat in Paris supported UNESCO Chair in Ecohydrology and Transboundary Water Management of Sokoine University of Agriculture in organising the International Training on Ecohydrology at Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education (SMCoSE) in Mazimbu, Morogoro, in Tanzania during 29th April to 3rd May 2019.

The beneficiaries of this training were BSc. and MSc holder in Environmental Sciences and Management, Marine Biology & Limnology; Environmental Engineering, Forestry and Wildlife, Education (Geography / Biology / Mathematics) and those with basic knowledge on ecology/environmental economics and/or water related sciences.

The aim of training was to equip trainees with detailed knowledge, critical understanding, strategies and the tools required to take an interdisciplinary approach towards Ecohydrology, biotechnology practices and valuation of ecosystem services.

The training helped to equip trainees with knowledge on environmental and natural resource economics applied in the valuation of ecosystem services and provide examples of Ecohydrological biotechnology solutions implemented in practical case studies in other parts of the African Continent and Europe.

Trainees were also imparted with theoretical and methodological debates in Ecohydrology and environmental conservation to better understand the complex emergence of water resources problems, ecosystem degradation and their implications for human-nature relations and how to deal with them in practice for ecological sustainability and societal needs.

A total number of twenty (20) trainees attended this training which include 10 female and male each and instructors came from Portugal, Malaysia, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

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