There are great lakes all over the world. But you may have only heard of the Laurentian—or North American—Great Lakes.



In this episode of the Down to Earth podcast, we want to introduce you to the African Great Lakes and explain why they matter to so many people—and why they may be more familiar than you think.


We also hear from two researchers, from very different backgrounds, who explore a new partnership between the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the African Center for Aquatic Research and Education that brings researchers across two continents together to work to protect the African Great Lakes.