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Webinar: Enhancing Understanding and Expanding Inter-regional and Regional Cooperation on Sand and Dust Storms, 7 July 2021, 8:00 Tunis, 9:00 Geneva, 10:00 Beirut, 11:30 Tehran, 14:00 Bangkok

Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management

Virtual, 1 July 2021

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The Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies (ACCCP) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) are pleased to invite you to a webinar on enhancing understanding and expanding inter-regional and regional cooperation on sand and dust storms in the context of the working group on regional cooperation and mediation of the United Nations Coalition on Combating Sand and Dust Storms.

The webinar aims at deepening the understanding of the risk of sand and dust storms: hazard, vulnerability and resilience; showcase examples of transboundary cooperation from around the world and highlight potential for collaboration across regions. 

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Please join the webinar via MS Teams by clicking on this link

 

 Speakers

  • Carol Chouchani Cherfane, Director, Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies, ESCWA
  • Letizia Rossano, Director, Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Feras Ziadat, Chair, United Nations Coalition on Combating Sand and Dust Storms, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Amin Shamseddini, Programme Officer, Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Marlene Ann Tomaszkiewicz, Regional Advisor for GIS for Climate Change Analysis, Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies (ACCCP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  • Professor Dr. Alexander Baklanov, Science Officer, Science and Innovation Department, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • Sara Basart, Postdoctoral Researcher, Barcelona Dust Forecast Center, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • Nicholas Middleton, Fellow in Physical Geography, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford and Sand and Dust Storms Expert

Countries Experiences - Panel Discussion

  • Abdul Basit Rahmani, Senior Adviser to State Minister, State Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian affairs, Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority, Afghanistan
  • Haythem Belghrissi, Head of Short and Medium Numerical Predictions Section, National Institute of Meteorology, Republic of Tunisia
  • Masoud Tajrishi, Deputy Head of Department of Environment of Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Hassan Aldashti, Meteorologist, Climatology Superintendent, Department of Meteorology, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, State of Kuwait

Moderators:

  • Mostafa Mohaghegh, Senior Coordinator, Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Tarek Sadek, First Economic Affairs Officer/Climate Change Officer, Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies (ACCCP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

For more information, please read the concept note.

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