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Drexel University joins Congo Basin Forest Partnership

September 1, 2014

On September 17, 2014, Drexel University celebrated its new membership in the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) at a welcome reception in Washington, DC. The reception, hosted by the U.S. State Department Facilitation Team of the CBFP and including many members of the diplomatic core saw the expansion of the University Consortium of CBFP with the addition of Drexel, University of Maryland and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Katy Gondor, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, presented Drexel’s current initiatives with the CBFP, including Dr. Gail Hearn’s Bioko Biodiversity Projection Program and Dr. Gondor’s role in the Central African Biodiversity Alliance. Drexel staff, graduate students, and post-docs in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science. Daniela Ascarelli, Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs and Director, Study Abroad, Heidi West, Director, International Programs, and Adam Zahn, Coordinator, International Programs were also in attendance to support the new partnership, which will increase faculty research and development as well as student opportunities in Central Africa.

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