# Title Speaker Affiliation
1 Role of African botanic gardens supporting ecological restoration and livelihoods Kirsty Shaw BGCI Head of Tree Conservation, Ecological Restoration and Africa Programme , Kenya
2 Turning the map: Transformative strategies for South–North collaborations in biodiversity research, education and conservation Alexandre Antonelli Director Sciences, Kew Gardens, UK
3 Plant conservation and development in China Wang Qingfeng Director of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
4 Science supporting policy: challenges and opportunities Sebsebe Demissew University of Addis Ababa, IPBES
5 Biodiversity, conservation and evolution of African tropical rain forests Thomas L.P. Couvreur Institut de Recherche pour le DĂ©veloppement, Montpellier, France