Perpetra Akite is a Biodiversity expert, currently lecturing in the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences in Makerere University. She is currently a representative of the Department on the National Environment Management Authority team reviewing the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. She has led a number of Environmental and social Impact assessments for several development projects in Uganda and the region- particularly in integrating the use of taxa as key habitat indicators, promoting understanding of their key ecological and ecosystem roles in sustaining livelihoods, and also prioritising species for risk assessment. She also represents Uganda on the board of the Ecological Society of Eastern Africa and is the co-Chair the Uganda Chapter.
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