University level multi-disciplinary program that facilitate learning about climate change and biodiversity and ecosystem services are rare in the Albertine Rift Region. To meet the need for enhancing capacities to manage threats to biodiversity The Institute of Resource Assessment, University of Dar es Salaam and the International START Secretariat, implemented a Master’s level courses and externships for regional conservation practitioners, researchers and university faculty. The program ran from 2007-2012. Efforts to further advance learning on climate change and biodiversity continue through IRA’s MSc NARAM course and tailor made short courses to specific groups.


Participants of 2008 training on climate change and biodiversity conservation