BAJ Gambia Director of Programmes
Mamadou Edrisa Njie, Director of Progreammes at Biodiversity Action Journalists Gambia (BAJ Gambia), a professional media advocacy and research organisation, has left Banjul for Paris, France to attend the 3rd International conference on Biodiversity and United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), at the invitation of the organising committee.
This conference is the third in a series organized by the French CNRS Institut Ecologie et Environnement (InEE) and the German Leibniz Association (WGL). It will take place from the 29th to 31st October, 2014 in Aix-en-Provence in France.
The conference will focus on the theme 'Biodiversity and Food Security, from trade-offs synergies'.
The conference will be opened with a keynote presentation given by Professor José Sarukhán, UNAM, México, and closed by a keynote presentation by Professor Jacqueline McGlade, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya.
The purpose of the conference is to discuss the inter-dependencies between biodiversity and food security under ecological, economic and societal challenges, to strengthen a holistic understanding of the related topics and to overcome trade-offs by developing synergies.