Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands: Eleventh International Workshop

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The closing session meeting of the SUMAMAD project will be held in Ghent (Belgium) on 18 and 19 June 2013 in the margins of the Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation organized by the University of Ghent, the International Center for Eremology, and the Gent BC celebrating the World Day to Combat Desertification.
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.

Thanks to the funding provided by the Flemish Government of Belgium to UNESCO-MAB, the Project existed during two phases of five years and resulted in many workshop proceedings and scientific publications. This project achieves its objective in sharing scientific work experience in the field and by building a relationship between scientific communities of all country partners involved in the project.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 17.06.2013 08:00 local time
End 19.06.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Schaaf, Thomas
Organizer UNESCO
Country Belgium
City Ghent
Venue NH Hotel Gent Belfort
Street Hoogpoort 63
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 30
Official Website Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation
Link 1 Drylands & Desertification website
Link 2 Participating project sites
Link 3 SUMAMAD activities during Phase 2
Link 4