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Dr. Tom Okia Okurut |#ICCCC2016 Speaker Profile

Dr. Tom Okia Okurut |#ICCCC2016 Speaker Profile

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Dr. Okurut is the currently Executive Director at the National Environment Management Authority of Uganda where in his years of tenure has instutionalised public dialogue as one of the key public education awareness and knowledge sharing means for increasing appreciation of environmental as integral in the social and economic development planning.

His efforts were instrumental in the initiation of The Lake Victoria Civil Society Network enabling the Civil activities and programs of Lake Victoria in their respective countries as full partners in line with the protocol provisions. His efforts as Executive Director have not only aided development in Uganda but across East Africa.

Dr. Okurut studied at UNESCO-IHE (IHE) from 1991 to 1999 completing his MSc and PhD degrees in Environmental Science and Technology focusing on the adoption of the Framework Strategy for the Management and Development of Lake Victoria Basin by East African Community Council of Ministers as a planning tool by all Lake Victoria Stakeholders, at UNESCO-IHE.

Dr Tom Okia Okurut is one of the four speaker who will headline International Children’s Climate Change Conference on 22nd April at Rainbow International School, Kampala, Uganda.

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