Project Kick-off: Access and Benefit Sharing –Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (ABSbio)
The international project kick-off takes place in Leipzig from 3rd July to 5th July. This project aims to link the global interest in the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity to the university-based promotion of entrepreneurship at our partner universities: Makerere University in Uganda and IRGIB-Africa University in Benin.
The event is composed of a symposium part and project planning activities. The program of the symposium afternoon will focus on how biodiversity is, or can be, used as a resource for business model creation and ultimately socio-economic development. There will be a joint discussion on the role that higher education institutions can play in promoting entrepreneurship and business model development in order to generate economic incentives via conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.