Developing Curricula for biodiversity monitoring and conservation in Tanzania

In the current biodiversity crisis, which is disproportionally acute in the tropics, many ACP countries have embraced international commitments to ensure green growth through conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. In Tanzania, the National Biodiversity Strategy identified in the lack of capacity and inadequate curricula by its Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) major barriers to mainstream biodiversity conservation in the country’s development. Meanwhile, the EU recognizes that actions to avert the environmental crisis need to be taken within the EU but also at global level. Applicants targeted Tanzania because of its outstanding biodiversity importance and the long-standing presence in biodiversity conservation by EU proponents.
The project aims at building a network of HEIs and natural science museums in the EU and the 3 major partner country HEIs to implement state‐of‐the‐art HE training so to boost capacity and curricula in biodiversity science, hence improving the country’s HE offer.



Supported by BayFOR:

Research Focus:

  • Education / Skills / Capacity Building
  • Environment / Natural Resources / Biodiversity


Germany (Bavaria), Tanzania, United Republic Of

Funding Agency:

European Union (EU)