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

When, local time: 
Monday, 12 November 2012 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 14 November 2012 - 6:00pm
Where: 
La Paz
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
t.schaaf@unesco.org
The Tenth International SUMAMAD Workshop will bring together all project partners to review the implementation of the SUMAMAD Project and its national field project activities since the last workshop (December 2011) and to discuss future project activities.<br/>Funded by the Flemish Government of Belgium and implemented by UNESCO-MAB in collaboration with the dryland ecosystems programme of the United Nations University-Institute for Water, Environment & Health (UNU-INWEH), the SUMAMAD Project studies sustainable management and conservation of marginal drylands in Africa, Arab States, Asia and Latin America. The project started in 2002, and uses harmonized methodologies for 9 research sites allowing results comparing and knowledge sharing. In its second phase (since 2009), scientists from Belgium, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, India, I.R. of Iran, Jordan, Pakistan and Tunisia collaborate on dryland research to combat desertification.<br /><br />UNESCO and the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés are organizing the Tenth International SUMAMAD Workshop that will be held in La Paz (Bolivia), from 12 – 14 November 2012. <br />The workshop brings together all designated national project coordinators from the project partner research institutions and the members of the project core management group.<br /> <br />The objectives of the workshop are:<br />• To review the implementation of the SUMAMAD Project and its national field project activities since the 9th international SUMAMAD workshop held in December 2011;<br />• To discuss technical issues for the implementation of the SUMAMAD Project in 2012 and future project activities.<br />• Define the structure of the final publication of the SUMAMAD Phase 2 project as well as the policy brief for decision-makers as a result of SUMAMAD-2 activities.<br />