Success of the 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin

From 6 to 10 March 2023 in Kisangani, CEBioS and the Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité organised the 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin.

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The opportunity to strengthen the awareness and motivation of (inter)national and regional political authorities to increase their efforts to preserve the Congo Basin, its unique fauna and flora.

On the programme, over 300 experts speaking on challenges and opportunities, taxonomy, inventories, global change, conservation, ecosystem services, OneHealth etc. Not to mention the wonderful stands, posters, and video contest, the drawing competition for children and the essay competition.

For more information, please check out the conference website :

CEBioS would like to thank:

  • The participants for their expertise and presence;
  • The Organising Committee and the Scientific Committee;
  • The speakers and workshop organisers;
  • The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment of the DRC, Eve Bazaiba;
  • The Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité and Onésime Mubenga Kankonda;
  • Partners: German cooperation Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Museum voor Natuurwetenschappen – Muséum des Sciences naturelles, AfricaMuseum EN, Jardin botanique Meise, Université de Kisangani, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), European Union in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Diplomatie.Belgium
  • The contest winners
  • The communication and graphic design teams
  • The journalists from VRT NWS, Radio Okapi, RTNC CD, Les Dépêches de la Tshopo, Kis24infos, Journal Karibu
  • The logistical teams of the Biodiversity Monitoring Centre: the kitchen team, the drivers’ team, the security team, the technical team, the cleaning team
  • And finally, the “dad” and “mum” of the conference: Erik Verheyen and Hilde Keunen