Signed MOU between Oda Bultum University and Ethiopia Institute of Biodiversity
The Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute will continue to work closely with Oda Bultum University, as per the partnership agreement, to promote the conservation, research and access as well as benefit sharing of biodiversity, the institute’s Director General asserts.
By Kehali Dereje (Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute)
The Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute and Oda Bultum University sign, on 13 March 2018, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly work on biodiversity.
The biodiversity protection activities of the institute have been aligned with various universities and the agreement with the newly established Oda Bultum University is part those activities.
Director General of the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, 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 the university should take due account of the issue of biodiversity.
Oda Bultum University’s President, Dr. Muktar Mohammed, on his part said that the university is ready to co-ordinate with the institute so as to work on biodiversity conservation 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 results.