The Conference was held at Kisumu, at the border of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya and organized in collaboration between Maseno University, Moi University, and Lake Basin Development Authority in Kenya together with BayCEER-CREATE at University of Bayreuth, Germany, and ARIDnet, China-USA. The broad goal of the conference was to develop new partnerships, information exchange and cooperative initiatives that contribute to education, problem solving and resource management in the Lake Basin region. In particular, the meeting was meant to foster a strong cooperation among Maseno University, Moi University, and the Lake Basin Development Authority and with international input from the Consortium for Research in East African Tropical Ecosystems (CREATE).
Conference group photo at Kisumu Hotel with Cabinet Secretary of Kenyan Ministry of Environment,Water and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu (sitting in the middle of the front row), who came to open the meeting.
photos: B. Tenhunen, background: J. Reynolds