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Biomimicry East Africa Workshop, Uganda


We are excited to be working with partners in Uganda to help to seed a formal Biomimicry East Africa network. This will be initiated through seed events, including a training workshops and collaboration initiation event. The following workshop and events will be held in Uganda between 7-12 October. You may choose to join one or both of these events, depending on your interests:

  • 7 October: Regional Biomimicry Workshop for East Africa in Kampala, Uganda (details below)

  • 10-12 October: 3-Day Gorilla Experience through the lens of Biomimicry for regional/international participants, Rwenzori National Park, Uganda (details coming soon on our upcoming expeditions page)

East African Regional Biomimicry Workshop, Uganda

  • Location: Kampala, Uganda

  • Venue: TBC

  • Date: 7th October 2019

  • Times: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Costs: International price: 50 USD, Students: 28 USD. Early Bird booking discount of 10% if book before 15 May 2019.

  • Food: Food and Refreshments will be provided

  • Accommodation: contact Ezra Masolaki for information on local accommodation options: masolaki.ezra[a}yahoo.com

  • Registration: Booking through info[a]biomimicrysa.co.za. Your local contact in Uganda is Ezra Masolaki: masolaki.ezra[a]yahoo.com. Questions call Ezra on: +256775666073

  • Partners: if you would be interested in becoming a partner organisation in a formal Regional Biomimicry network for East Africa, please contact info[a]biomimicrysa.co.za

Facilitators:

1.     Claire Janisch, founder Biomimicry South Africa and Co-Founder Biomimicry for Africa Foundation.

2.     Ezra Masolaki- Host and co-director Tree Resource Enterprises Ltd

Organisers:

Biomimicry South Africa, Biomimicry for Africa Foundation, Mbale Coalition against Poverty.

Workshop content:

An introductory training workshop in the practice of biomimicry combined with a collaboration workshop to connect with existing practitiones, as well as seed new biomimicry education and practice in East Africa. To establish a formal Biomimicry Network in East Africa.

Biomimicry is the science and practice of learning FROM and emulating nature’s forms, processes & systems, to create more sustainable products, processes & systems. It is applied in almost every field and particularly: engineering, design, architecture, business, agriculture, sustainability, resilience planning, organisational design, exponential technologies, biology, ecology, medicine, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

In the workshop you will learn the Biomimicry Thinking Methodology and begin to apply it to design challenges within your field of interest. The workshop will also be an opportunity for Ugandan locals to explore opportunities to seed a local biomimicry network with organisations interested in collaborating to bring biomimicry education and practice to Uganda.