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2017-01-26

Commemorative Special Seminar for the Tokyo International Symposium

 Twenty years has passed since the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) entered into force. Tottori University is holding the Tokyo International Symposium: “Combating Desertification”, jointly hosted by the Japan’s Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), to address and discuss various perspectives such as policies, researches and international cooperation on efforts of combatting desertification and achievement of a “land degradation-neutral world”.

 To commemorate the event, IPDRE will hold a special seminar on global trends of dryland research and forefronts of researches inviting heads of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Science (former Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute) as guest speakers.

   

Date: Thursday, 9 February 2017

   15:30-17:00

Venue: Large Lecture Hall, Faculty of Agriculture

   

-Program- (Language spoken: English)

15:30-15:45

I. Opening remarks / International network

  Atsushi Tsunekawa, PhD

  Head of Strategic Management Office,

  International Platform for Dryland Research and Education (IPDRE)

   

15:45-16:15 (Q&A included)

II. Special Seminar by the Director General of International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

  Aly Abousabaa

   

16:15-16:45 (Q&A included)

III. Special Seminar by the Director General of Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Science

  Tao Wang, PhD 

   

16:45-17:00

IV. Future prospects of international network / Closing remarks

  Theib Oweis, PhD

  Distinguished Guest Professor,

  International Platform for Dryland Research and Education (IPDRE)

   

Inquiry: Administration Office, International Platform for Dryland Research and Education

    TEL 0857-30-6316

    Email ipd-zim@adm.tottori-u.ac.jp

  

URL: http://www.ipdre.tottori-u.ac.jp/English/posts/news14.html 

   

We look forward to your participation.