aims to attain realistic self-reliance in taxonomy through a network of
taxonomic institutions, each with unique expertise, and cooperating to
reach a common goal. EAFRINET provides a self-sustaining infrastructure
for taxonomic services and for increasing taxonomic capacity.
EAFRINET therefore intends to:
Realistic self-reliance shall be achieved through
two simultaneous initiatives:
Support national and regional programmes for sustainable
agricultural development, conservation and sustainable use of the environment
Assist member governments to meet their commitments
to Agenda 21 of UNCED and their obligations to the Convention on Biological
Provide effective support to help member governments
achieve full implementation of the CBD.
Provide member countries with the best possible
taxonomic services and advice in support of biological programmes.
Given the requisite commitment and support of
its member governments in sustaining it, and effective and enduring partnerships
with donors to develop it, EAFRINET shall achieve realistic self-reliance
in taxonomy of invertebrates and micro-organisms within 10 years of its
Mobilisation, pooling and sharing of existing
East African resources of experience, expertise, information, technologies
and technical know-how, professional and technical skills, materials (collections
and records) and infrastructures under the principles of reciprocity wherever
Implementation of donor-partnership work programmes
for capacity building through the transfer of information, expertise, and
technologies for institutional strengthening and human resource development.