Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad project (BIOPALT) Launch of the documentary on Spirulina

When :

from Wednesday 12 June, 2019
to Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Type of event :

Consultative Meeting

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Room IV, 7, place de Fontenoy, Paris, France

Contact :

The first results of the BIOPALT project will be presented. This information meeting will be the occasion to premiere the documentary film "Spirulina, a Traditional Science", produced in the framework of UNESCO’s action to promote green economies in the Lake Chad /br /It is co-organised with the Africa Groupbr /
BIOPALT is a flagship project of UNESCO that mobilizes its expertise in the fields of natural sciences, culture, education and social sciences. br /It helps to address the root causes of the ecological challenges that fuel security and humanitarian crises in five countries in the Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Niger, Nigeria and Chad).br /br /This first year's activities were dedicated to: br /- the studies required for the establishment of an early warning system for droughts and floods, br /- developing green economy and income-generating activities br /- developing application files for the creation of biosphere reserves in the basin and nomination files for the designation of Lake Chad as a World Heritage site.