SPNI

Midreshet Sde
Boker

COMBATING DESERTIFICATION GOOD PRACTICES WORKSHOP
"Exchange and proposals of Mediterranean NGOs"

8-10 July 1999, Midreshet Sde Boker, Negev (Israel)




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.




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 - COFFE 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

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

Discussion

15:30 Break

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

Discussion (40 minutes)

17:15 BREAK
Preparing for tour.

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