WFMD in Africa!

In Africa we celebrated 36 events from 20 different countries. To connect with all these events, the African Swimway initiative (a partnership between World Fish Migration Foundation, Reaching Rivers, Mpumalanga University, SANParks, Oak Consultants and BOKU University) hosted an online streaming event. The hub was based in Kenya at the National Museum in Kenya. It was a full day of presentations and interviews, where we learnt more about migratory fish and rivers in Africa and what people are working on in their regions to save rivers and fish. We also had a two hour webinar on Kenyan swimways, where specialists presented the status and needs for Kenyan rivers and fish. The urgent need to engage people, stakeholders and communities was highlighted throughout the webinar. During the day, Dr Gordon O’Brien (Mpumalanga University) interviewed people working on projects in South Africa and Dr Kerry Brink (Reaching Rivers) connected with events from Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Gabon and USA. The report can be downloaded Here and the Youtube links will be available on the World Fish Migration Day Youtube account shortly.