Tenth International Workshop on Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands – Phase 2 (SUMAMAD-2)

When, local time: 
Monday, 12 November 2012 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 14 November 2012 - 5:00pm
Where: 
La Paz
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
t.schaaf@unesco.org
Within the framework of the second phase of the Project “Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD-2)”, UNESCO and the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, are organizing the project’s tenth international workshop which will be held in La Paz (Bolivia), from 12 – 14 November 2012. This workshop is the fourth meeting of the SUMAMAD Project team leaders within the second phase of the SUMAMAD project (2009-2013). <br/>The SUMAMAD Project itself is implemented by UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme in direct collaboration with the United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment & Health (UNU-INWEH), thanks to funding provided by the Flemish Government of Belgium.<br /><br />The workshop participants are invited from the project partner research institutions as follows:<br /> Bolivia: Universidad Mayor de San Andrés<br /> Burkina Faso: Institut de Recherche en Science de la Santé (IRSS)<br /> Centre Nationale pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (CNRST)<br />China: National Committee for UNESCO-MAB Programme at the Chinese<br /> Academy of Sciences <br />Egypt: University of Alexandria and Omayed Biosphere Reserve;<br />India: Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI)<br /> Iran: Research Society for Sustainable Rehabilitation of Drylands (REaSSURED)<br /> Jordan: The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN)<br />Pakistan: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (National<br /> Committee for UNESCO-IHP Programme) and National Committee of <br /> UNESCO-MAB Programme<br />Tunisia: Institut des Régions Arides (IRA), Medénine<br /><br />The tenth international SUMAMAD workshop brings together all designated national project coordinators from the above-mentioned project partner research institutions and the members of the project core management group. The workshop’s objectives will be to: <br /><br />• Review the implementation of the SUMAMAD Project and its national field project activities since the 9th international SUMAMAD workshop held in Bobo Dioulasso in December 2011;<br />• Discuss technical issues for the implementation of the SUMAMAD Project in 2012 and future project activities.<br />• Further reflect on and finalize the structure of the final publication of the SUMAMAD Phase 2 project phase as well as the policy brief for decision-makers as a result of SUMAMAD-2 activities.<br /><br />Moreover, the national project coordinators are invited to provide an overview of the main results of their SUMAMAD project activities since the beginning of the second phase of the project in 2009.