COST Action ES1104 : Arid Lands Restoration and Combat of Desertification: Setting up a Drylands and Desert Restoration Hub (COST)

DESERTIFICATION

Desert Restoration Hub Newsletter

Issue No. 1 Summer 2013

Editorial
COST Action ES1104 was launched in April 2012. This first year has been busy and productive, with three Management Committee (MC) meetings, the organisation of an international conference in London and a special workshop at the 2nd Scientific Conference of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Bonn, and the launch of the Desert Restoration Hub website.

Five new MC members from COST countries joined the Action: Marjolein Visser (BE), Anders Raebild (DK), Daniel Sultana (MT), Engin Ozgoz (TR) and Hikmet Gunal (TR). In addition, there are five new MC observers from non-COST countries: Armen Saghatelyan (AM), David Eldridge (AU), Abdel Rahman Mohammad Said Al-Tawaha (JO), Theo Wassenaar (NA) and Klaus Kellner (ZA). The total number of participants involved in the Action currently stands at ninety, including substitute MC members and Junior/Early Stage Researchers. We intend to continue…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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