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Visit by the Executive Director of START

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Dr. Hassan Virji the Executive Director of Systems Analysis, Research and Training (START), a Global Environmental Change program based in Washington visited Makerere College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on Monday 21st September 2015 at 3:00 pm in the Forestry Conference room.

START is a Global Environmental Change Program for capacity building in environmental change research. START has mainly
focused on three regions of South East Asia, Latin America and Africa. Through various thematic research programs and Advanced Institutes, START has funded several scientists at Makerere. As START Almuni and all colleagues with research interests in Global Environmental Change, utilized this opportunity to have a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Virji for strategic discussions on the Global Environmental Research developments. These strategic discussions included an update from Dr.
Virji about the Future Earth research initiative, Science and DG-Sendai-Post Paris accords, in addition to the the emerging capacity building initiative of the Trans-disciplinary Research led by ISSC-START and NRF on the African continent.

Also in attendance was the HyCRISTAL Project Team members, Dr. John Marsham from University of Leads and Prof. Fred Semazzi from University of North Carolina. Prof Semazzi presented about the project overview and highlighted a number of on-going and concluded research projects and findings withing East Africa and Africa in general.

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