Global Ethnobiology Workshop Launched at MUK

The International Society of Ethnobiology in partnership with Makerere University’s College of Natural Sciences yesterday launched a one week workshop at the University’s main hall.

The 15th Congress of the ISE was officially opened by Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on Monday at midday.

Ethinobiology covers the study of the way living things are treated or used by different human cultures. It studies the dynamic relationships between peoples, no rx  and environments, ed from the distant past to the immediate present

Hon Rugunda said at the launch of the congress that the government is committed to promote innovation in science and technology, see which is why a new ministry of science and technology was established.

He also added that government is looking forward to capacity building for mainly sciences in the country to ensure the growth of science and technology.

ISE officials revealed that they are committed to achieving  a great understanding of the complex relationship, both past and present, that exist within and between human societies and their environment.

According to Prof Ddumba Ssentamu the Makerere Vice Chancellor, such occasions have helped them to become one of the leading institutions of excellence on the continent. He asked the government to increase the funds to enhance research in the institution.

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