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Monday, December 16, 2013 

Tanzania to host youth forum on biodiversity

Arusha, TANZANIA- Tanzania and Saudi Arabia governments will jointly host a youth forum on Biodiversity Conservation, which is scheduled for January, next year.

The Saudi-Tanzania Youth Dialogue Forum (STYF) will include a delegation of Saudi Youths who will be visiting Tanzania to learn and review the structural framework of various agencies. They will also review the roles besides the implementation systems of regulatory framework for biodiversity conservation in the two countries.

The forum, is expected to draw some 50 participants aiming at developing initiatives that would ensure more effective conservation practices in the country and across the globe.

The Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) has been appointed by the Government of Saudi Arabia to host the forum following last week’s visit of the Princess of Saudi Arabia, Haifa Bin Abdul-Aziz Mogrin, to Tanzania’s Serengeti national park.

According to Mr. Allan Kijazi, TANAPA Director General, the forum will present an opportunity to interact and discuss the future of biodiversity conservation in the two countries. 

“It will also provide an opportunity for information sharing and strengthen networks among the youth,” he said.

The forum with a theme - “Construction and Implementation of the Regulatory Framework for Biodiversity Conservation” - is an initiative by King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia for promoting dialogue among youths worldwide under the programme of Saudi International Youth Dialogue Forums.

Kijazi said TANAPA would to provide the support needed to ensure the event is successfully held and bears fruitful results. 

He said that the event is also expected to sale Tanzania’s northern corridor attractions worldwide.  

By Elisha Mayallah, Monday, December 16th, 2013