Great Rift Valley

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( geology) a depression in southwestern Asia and eastern Africa

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The Albertine rift stretches from southern Sudan through the Lake Albert valley to southwest Uganda.
Among other projects, it supports the International Gorilla Conservation Ranger-based Monitoring Program that protects mountain gorillas in the Albertine Rift of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Projects include using geographical information systems to determine how a rise in sea level will impact coastal ecosystems and communities in the Caribbean, Madagascar, and Melanesia, and developing models to determine how specific species' elevational distribution will change in the Andes, the Himalayas, and Africa's Albertine Rift.
Uganda hopes to become a top-50 global oil producer after Tullow Oil and its then partner Heritage Oil found oil in the Albertine rift basin along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.