Sustainable mountain development in East Africa in a changing climate

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Front cover photo: Mubuku Valley in Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

Editors Jurek Matthias, UNEP Kavagi Levis, UNEP Mafuta Clever, GRID-Arendal Mwikila Dismass L., EAC Ntamubano Wivine, EAC Otiende Brian O., EAC Schoolmeester Tina, GRID-Arendal

Sebukeera Charles, UNEP Wabunoha Robert, UNEP

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Cartography Izquierdo Nieves López

Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Festus Bagoora, who not only contributed significantly to the contents of this report, but was also a renowned mountain policy expert on East Africa.

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ISBN: 978-82-7701-154-7

Recommended Citation EAC, UNEP and GRID-Arendal (2016). Sustainable Mountain Development in East Africa in a Changing Climate. East African Community, United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal. Arusha, Nairobi and Arendal

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