SECOSUD II – Workshop of presentation of mid-term results

SECOSUD II Project has organised a workshop to present the mid-term result of the activities, on September 27th. The workshop takes place in the framework of the Symposium on Biodiversity and Development, held by the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane – UEM Campus in Maputo, from the 26th to the 28th of September.

The Symposium, that will be held in conjunction with the X Scientific Conference of the UEM, aims to analyze and discuss themes of interest to biodiversity conservation in a context of rapid local, regional and global environmental and socio-economic changes, making then biodiversity visible. The Symposium is organized by the Department of Biology – Faculty of Science of the UEM with the support of the AICS-Italian Agency for International Cooperation, USAID and WWF.

In the context of the Biodiversity and Development Symposium, the mid-term results of the SECOSUD II project will be presented in a dedicated event, and in particular:

  • Management systems for fires and natural resources for transfrontier conservation areas
  • Platforms for sharing primary biodiversity data, and joint initiatives by universities and research centres for publishing data on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility portal
  • Data on land cover in Mozambique and its changes in the last fifteen years (2002-2017)
  • Preliminary studies on the incidence of parasitosis by Echinococcus spp. in the livestock – wildlife – human interface.

The agenda of SECOSUD II Workshop is reported below.

SECOSUD II Project – Workshop of presentation of mid-term results

27 September 2018 – UEM Main Campus, Pedagogic Complex, Amphitheatre 2501

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13:30 – 14:30 Core talk “Biodiversity and Governance”
Prof. Fabio Attorre (Sapienza University of Rome)
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Salomão Bandeira (UEM)

14:30 – 14:35 Welcome notes from Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

14:35 – 14:45 SECOSUD II Project: state of the art
Prof. Dr. Cornelio Ntumi (UEM)

14:45 – 15:25 Topic I: Mobilizing primary biodiversity data
Moderator: Prof. Fabio Attorre (SECOSUD II General Coordinator)

Biodiversity Network of Mozambique: new digital data and biological collections
Luca Malatesta, Domingos Sandramo, Celso Sardinha (SECOSUD II)

Mobilizing data for Mozambican priority species
Clayton Langa, Castigo Datizua, Raquel Raiva, Joelma Souane (IIAM)

15:25 – 15:40 Coffee break

15:40 – 17:00 Topic II: Conservation Areas and natural resources management
Moderator: Dr. Luca Malatesta (SECOSUD II Scientific Coordinator)

Fire management Decision Support Systems for Kruger and Limpopo National Parks
Prof. Fabio Attorre

Kruger National Park aquatic biodiversity management Decision Support System
Edoardo Scepi (PROGES Consulting)

Land Use and its changes in Mozambique assessed through augmented visual interpretation
Edna Munjovo (SECOSUD II)

Preliminary studies on the incidence of Echinococcus spp. in Limpopo National Park area
Dr. Gianluca Zaffarano (Universidade de Bologna)

17:00 – 17:30 Final discussion and wrap-up

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