SPNI

Midreshet Sde
Boker



Organized by: MED Forum, Mediterranean NGO Network for Ecology and Sustainable Development

With the support of: European Union, S.P.N.I., The Negev Center for Regional Development, The Blaustein Institute for Desert Research - Ben Gurion University, Negev Bar Kayama, Midreshet Sde-Boker.

With the collaboration of: The Regional Council of Ramat Hanegev, The Negev Development Authority

Seminar Languages - English and French, Simultaneous Translation.

Declaration in English Declaration in Spanish List of Participants
Picture Gallery General Information

AGENDA

THURSDAY, JULY 8:

10:00 - OPENING SESSION
Chairperson: Mr. Zohir Sekkal

Mr. Zohir Sekkal. President of MED Forum.
Mr. Eytan Gdalizon. Director General. Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (S.P.N.I.)
Prof. Uriel Safriel. Director General. The Blaustein Institute for Desert Research.
Mr. Yakov Einy. General Manager., Midreshet Sde-Boker.

10:45 - AGENDA MED FORUM 2000: PROPOSALS FOR ACTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION

Mr. Rafael Madueno. Secretary General MED Forum

11:15 - COFFEE BREAK

11:45 - BODIES LINKED TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN:
Chairperson: Mr. Rafael Madueno

UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION
- Prof. Uriel Safriel. Desert Research Institute manager (30 minutes)

MEDITERRANEAN ACTION PLAN
Michele Raimondi. Director of Regional Activity Center for Environment Remote Sensing (ERS/RAC) (30 minutes)

13:00 LUNCH
Greetings: Ambassador (r) Moshe Gilboa : Chairman of International Relations Committee, Board of Directors, Midreshet Sde-Boker.
Mr. Eyal Inbar :European Commission Representative.

14:00 SESSION A: COMBATING DESERTIFICATION
Chairperson: Ms. Nadja Mifka Profozic

  • " Combatting Desertification: Definitions, Policy and Social Dimensions".
    Dr. Hendrik Bruins from the Desert Research Institute, Israel (20 minutes)

  • "Life for Algerian Oasis". A project of Touiza (Algeria) and EcoMediterrania (Spain). Presented by Mr. Javier Cisneros. MED Forum, Spain. (20 minutes)

  • "Savanization Project" (as a prepare for the tour on Friday) Presented by Dr. Eli Zaady. Desert Research Institute, Israel (20 minutes)
Discussion

15:30 Break

15:45 Session B: COMBATING DESERTIFICATION
Chairperson: Mrs. Bilha Givon.

  • "Project Pilot de Participation de la population villageoise a la lutte contre la desertification des zones Ghabet, Khazazia et ZAafrana".
    Mr. Belgacem Khammari Ben Tahar. APNEK, Tunisia. (20 minutes)

    Ms. Najwa Es-Siari. Enda Maghreb, Morocco. (20 minutes)

  • "3000 Years of De- Desertification practices in the Negev Desert."
    Prof. Emanuel Mazor. Weizman Institute, Israel. (20 minutes)

Discussion (40 minutes)

17:15 BREAK
Preparing for tour.

17:30 AVDAT AREA TOUR
Conducted by: Bezalel Cohen. Midreshet Sde-Boker

  • "Run off water -Agriculture and Erosion"
    Dr. Yoav Avni,. Ramon Science Center

  • "Avdat Farm"
    Dr. Pedro Berliner, Desert Research Institute

  • "Ancient Avdat"
    Mr. Isaac Meir, Desert Research Institute, Architecture Unit

20:00 SUPPER outdoor

Friday, JULY 9:

06:00 TOUR: VISITING GOOD PRACTICES CARRIED OUT IN ISRAEL
Conducted by: Mr. Bezalel Cohen & Eran Doron ,Sde Boker Field School Manager.

Outdoor BREAKFAST

-"Savanization Project: Park Shaked"
Guided by: Oren Yarden, Desert Research Institute.

-"K.K.L Projects – Infrastructure for agricultural development"
Mrs. Edna Feinstein ( K.K.L.)

-"Modern Agricultural Projects"
Mr. Elisha Zur –Gil ( Kibbuts Sde – Boker).

13:00 LUNCH (dining room)

Break

15:30 Session C: COMBATING DESERTIFICATION
Chairperson: Dr. Henderik Bruins.

-"Projet de lutte contre la desertification et l'ensablement".
Ahmed Mokhtar Nech. Mauritanie 2000 (20 minutes)

-"Pilot Project to Combat Desertification in "Baixo Alentejo"
Mr. Eugenio Manuel Bilstein Menezes de Sequeira. GEOTA, Portugal. (20 minutes)

-"Remote sensing- applications to combat desertification".
Dr. Arnon Karnieli, Desert Research Institute, Israel (20 minutes)

Discussion (30 minutes)

17:00 BREAK

17:15 Session D: EROSION
Chairperson: Ms. Orit Skutelsky

-"Good Practices to control soil erosion and promote community development in rural Tunisia: NGO advocacy and implementation"
Ms. Khaddouja Mellouli. Tunisian NGO Women for Sustainable Development, Tunisia. (20 minutes)

-"Bayburt province erosion control, watershed management and rural development project"
Mrs. Emel Anil. TEMA, Turkey (20 minutes)

-"Contribution a l'amenagement de la reserve naturelle de Touati" & "Maitrise de l'energie domestique"
Mr. Belgacem Khammari Ben Tahar. APNEK, Tunisia. (20 minutes)

Discussion (30 minutes)

18:45 BREAK
Preparing for Shabbat

19:30 SHABBAT MEAL

20:30 EVENING ACTIVITIES IN THE HAMBURG HOUSE
"Presenting the S.P.N.I Field School system".
Mr. Eran Doron.
Music, slides, etc.

SATURDAY, JULY 10:

08:00 BREAKFAST

08:30 Session E: COASTAL EROSION
Chairperson: Mrs. Bilha Givon

-"Climate condition and estimation of the erosion on the Albanian coast" & "Estimation and cartography of soil erosion processes in coastal zone of Albania"
Prof. Liri Gjoka Mucaj. PPNEA, Albania (20 minutes)

-"Protection of the littorals of Kune-Vain Lagoons, by using of the eco-technices to control coastal erosion".
Mr. Nacip Mecaj. Alpine Geographic Club "Tomori", Albania (20 minutes)

-"Sustainable development of Amber Islands"
Mr. Ranko Tadic. EKO LIBURNIA, Croatia. (20 minutes)

-"Dead Sea is dying"
Mr. Yossi Cadan. SPNI, Israel (20 minutes)

Discussion (30 minutes)

10:20 BREAK

10:40 Session F: AWARENESS RAISING AND TRAINING
Chairperson: Mr Bezalel Cohen.

-"Projet agro-sylvo-pastoral de Mekhreg" (Sud de Laghouat-Algérie)
Mr. Zohir Sekkal. MEA, Algeria. (20 minutes)

-"Programme d'Appui aux initiatives participatives locales de gestion des ressources naturelles et de lutte contre la desertification et le deboisement".
Ms. Najwa Es-Siari. Enda Maghreb, Morocco. (20 minutes)

-"Preservation and protection of landscape against desertification"
Mrs. Antonia Theodosiou. Ecological Movement of Cyprus. (20 minutes)

Discussion (30 minutes)

12:10 TOUR - The Desert Research Institute.
Conducting: Dr. Henderik Bruins.
Mr. Ysaac Meir.

13:15 LUNCH (dinning room)

16:00 CLOSING SESSION
Chairperson: Joseph Travée

WORKSHOP FUTURE OUTCOMES
By: Mr. Javier Cisneros. MED Forum, Spain (30 minutes)

19:00 APPROVAL OF A WORKSHOP FINAL DECLARATION

19:30 BEDUIN STYLE DINNER

SUNDAY, JULY 11:

07:30 BREAKFAST

08:15 Bus leaves for the Airport