TBA African Alumni Group (TAAG)

As a voice for young conservationists across Africa, our alumni created the TBA African Alumni Group (TAAG). The TAAG promotes the conservation of Africa’s threatened biodiversity by sharing knowledge and building the capacity of the next generation.

It achieves this by organising a unique event, the African Student Conference on Conservation Science, which gives students from across the continent the opportunity to present their work, share ideas and learn new approaches to conservation.

African Student Conference on Conservation Science

TAAG 2015_Group photo

Ghana hosted the second conference in June 2015, building on the success of the first event, held in Kenya in 2013. Over four days, around 100 participants from 18 countries gained direct insight into key conservation issues from a panel of outstanding speakers, student presentations and discussion.

The conference was opened by former President of Ghana and current UN Special Envoy of Climate Change, His Excellency John Kufuor. In his keynote address he told participants :

“You are a critical part of Africa’s future. I have high expectations of you and the role you can play to safeguard Africa’s biodiversity and to sustain its climate for the future.”

TAAG 2015_Poster presentation

 “I am happy I attended this conference. This is one of my most memorable experiences. Thank you TBA” 

Evans Nkrumah, Ghana

“I want to thank TAAG LOC for putting together a great programme. It was a great pleasure attending the conference and I am happy to be part of the TBA family”

Francis Mbunya, Cameroon