The Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute and Oda Bultum University sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly work on Biodiversity, on March 13, 2017.
The biodiversity protection activities of the institute have been aligned with various universities. Therefore, the agreement with the Oda Bultum University is part of that.
Signing Institute Director General Dr. Melesse Maryo said the Institute is working on biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization of these resources. Thus, in order to achieve the objective, it is necessary to create and strengthen such agreements.
He added that the Institute will continue to work closely with the University to promote the conservation, research and access and benefit sharing of biodiversity. Dr. Melesse Maryo also pointed out university should take due account of the issue of Biodevesity.
University President, Dr. Muktar Mohammed, on his part said that the university is ready to co-ordinate with the institute to conserve Biodivesity in a scientific way that supports the community.
“We will work harder to conserve the resources all the assets and restore the endangered ones”, Dr. Muktar added.
The Institute has so far signed similar agreements with over twenty universities and bearing encouraging fruits.