Conferences and International Meetings


Conferences/Symposiums/International Meetings and Official Travels

 

1.     The Second National Conference for Vegetable Production, May 1970, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt - 2 papers.

2.         Society for Experimental Biology "Hormone Studies", June 1973, Sheffield , UK- paper.

3.   Society for Experimental Biology Symposium: "Hormone and Plant Development", 50th Anniversary Meeting, July 1974, University of Cambridge , UK.

4.     Association of Applied Biologists; Ethylene Meeting, "Ethylene in Plant Growth and Development", Dec. 1974, University College of London , UK.paper

5.         Inter Collegiate Staff Colloquium in Botany, May 1975, University of Wales , Gregynog , UK .

6.        Society for Experimental Biology Symposium; "Integration of Activity in the Higher Plants", Sept., 1976, University of Durham , UK .  - paper.

7.   International Society of Horticultural Science; "Symposium on Timing of Field Vegetable Production, the Role of Plant Establishment", July, 1977, Wellsbourne , UK  

8.        Society for Experimental Biology; "Plant Environmental Responses", 1978, University of Wales , Aberystwyth, U. K.  -  paper

9.           Cairo International Workshop; "Application of Science and Technology for Desert Development".  Sept., 1987, American University , Cairo , Egypt .

10.      10th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances (IPGSA) University of Wisconsin , 22-26 July 1979, Madison , U.S.A. - 2 papers.

11.   Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology, 11th Congress, July 1980, Santiago de Compastela , Spain.

12.  The International Center for Agricultural Research In Dry Areas (ICARDA/FAO) Nile Valley Project. International Conference on Faba Beans. Feb. 1981, Cairo , Egypt Invited Chairman of Physiological Studies Session.

13.  British Plant Growth Regulators Group and Association of Applied Biologists; "Responses to Environmental Stress and their Mediation by Plant Growth Regulators", March, 1981, London , U.K. - paper.

14.      The 20th Conference of Society of Experimental Biology, "Plant Growth Regulator Sites", March, 1981, University of Durham , UK.

15.     Conference on Arid Lands Agriculture, San Diego State University , June 1981, California , USA Invited Speaker.

16.      Biosalinity Conference, University of California , September, 1981, Davis , USA - Invited Paper.

17.      11th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances (IPGSA), University College of Wales , July 1982, Aberystwyth , UK - Paper.

18.  International Horticultural Congress (ISHS), August/September 1982, Hamburg , F.R. of Germany - Paper

19.      International Symposium; "Plastics in the Mediterranean Regions", Feb. 1984, Tunisia .

20      "The Right to Food" International Conference, Organized by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), May, 1984, Montreal , Canada .

21.  Kew International Conference on Economic Plants for Arid Lands (KICEPAL), July 1984, London, UK

22.     The International Society for Horticultural Science, Eleventh Africa Symposium on Horticultural Crops: Tomato Production on Arid Land, December 1984, Cairo . Egypt - Organizer, Secretary of the Scientific Committee.- Paper.

23.      "Food Linkage Conference", organized by Agriculture Canada , June 1985, Toronto , Canada .

24.      International Symposium on Desert Vegetable Production, Oct. 13‑19, 1985, Tucson , Arizona , USA - Paper.

25.      Arid Lands: Today and Tomorrow, Oct. 20‑25, 1985, Tucson Arizona , USA -Paper.

26.   Freedom from Hunger‑ Life on the Desert. Science Symposia, California Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee, March 1986, Beverly Hills , California , USA -  Invited Speaker.

27.  Intersect Meeting: U.S.A. Congress, Sub. Committee on Europe and Middle East, May 1986, Washington D.C. , USA - Speaker.

28.   152nd National Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), May 1986, Philadelphia , USA .

29.  11th International Horticultural Congress. 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Horticultural Science, University of California , Aug. 10‑18, 1986, Davis , USA - Session Chair.

30.   Second International Symposium on Production of Tomato for Processing, University of California, Aug. 18, 1986, Davis, USA.

31.      Tomato Biotechnology Symposium, University of California , August 19-22, 1986, Davis , USA.

32.  International Agriculture Forum; "AGRI - Energy Roundtable Agri‑Enterprise in Transition: Opportunities for Third World Food Security", June 1987, Geneva , Switzerland - Speaker at "Dessert Agriculture Technology Revisted"

33.  Conference on Promotion of Job Opportunities, organized by Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Germany. Dec. 1987, Cairo , Egypt  - Paper.

34.      Second International Conference for Desert Development.  (Organizer‑Chairman of the Scientific Committee). Jan. 25‑31, 1987, Cairo , Egypt - Paper.

35.   First Conference for Desert Governorates, New Valley Governorate, Egyptian Academy of Science. 16‑19 September, 1987, Egypt .

36.      Desert Protected Agriculture Steering Committee Meeting, February 14 - 15, 1989, London , UK

37.  Fifteenth Ministerial Session of the World Food Council, Coordinator, Acting Head of Egypt Delegation, May 22‑25, 1989, Cairo , Egypt - Presentation

38.     Fourth Cooperative Arid Land Agricultural Research Workshop, August 6‑12, 1989, San Diego, California , USA - Memmebr of the steering committee

39.      Arid Land Executive Committee Meeting, October 22‑24, 1989, Amsterdam, Holland .

40.    Workshop for Land Reclamation and Agribusiness Project in Egypt , U.S. Investment Promotion Office (USIPO), September 1989, Cairo , Egypt - Speaker.

41.  Land Reclamation Symposium, American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, (Invited Speaker), Dec. 4, 1989, Cairo, Egypt .

42.    Third General Conference of the Association of Agriculture Research Institution in the Near East and North Africa . Dec. 17-20, 1989, Cairo, Egypt - Invited Speaker.

43.   The Arab Center for Studies of Arid Land (ACSAD) General Assembly No. 6. Damascus, Syria.  Dec. 1989 - Egyptian Committee Representative.

44.   Desert Protected Agriculture Steering Committee Meeting, February 7 - 8, 1990, Washington D.C., USA.

45.     World Food Council Consultation with Countries from the Group of Western European and Other States. Represented the President of WFC (H.E. Dr. Youssuf Wally, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation), March 1990, Paris, France  - Chairman of the Meeting

46.      The Nile Resource Evaluation. Resource Management, Hydropolitics and Legal Issues. The Royal Geographical Society. May 2‑3, 1990, SOAS, University of London - Invited Speaker

47.   Sixteenth Ministerial Session of the World Food Council, Acting Head of Egypt Delegation & Chairman of the Drafting Committee, May 21‑24, 1990, Bangkok, Thailand .

48.   Sahara and Sahel Observatory Colloquium, Head of Egyptian Delegate, June 5‑7, 1990, Paris, France - Invited Speaker/Chairman

49.  Desert Protected Agriculture Steering Committee Meeting, June 18 ‑ 23, 1990, Copenhagen, Denmark.

50.      The African Water Summit , June 24‑27, 1990, Cairo, Egypt  - Chair of a session- Speaker

51.  Third International Conference on Desert Development. 23‑28 July 1990, Beijing, China - Organizer - Chairman

52.  Consultation Meeting on Agricultural Research Policy, Organization and Management for Sustainable Agriculture, ISNAR. October 1990, The Hague, The Netherlands Invited Speaker.

53.      87th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science. November 1990, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

54.      WFC, UNDP Interegional Consultation on "Meeting the Food Production Challenges of the 1990's and Beyond", April 22 ‑ 24, 1991, Cairo, Egypt -  Chairman.

55.   Desert Protected Agriculture Steering Committee Meeting, April 30 ‑ May 5, 1991, Valencia, Spain.

56.   Seventeenth Ministerial Session of the World Food Council, Head of Egyptian Delegation and Representative of the President of WFC (H.E. Prof. Dr. Youssuf Wally). June 5‑8, 1991, Helsingr, Denmark.

57.  National Agriculture Genetic Engineering Lab (NAGEL) Board Meeting. May 21, 1991, Cairo, Egypt - NAGEL's Coordinator.

58. Future Challenges for National Agricultural Research: A policy dialogue. "International Conference". “Challenges and Opportunities for NARS in the year 2000”. January 12-18, 1992, Berlin, Germany.

59.      The 1992 Miami Bio/Technology Winter Symposium. Advances in Gene Technology‑Feeding the world in the 21st century. January 19 ‑ 24, 1992, Miami , Florida , USA

60.      First International Conference on Expert Systems and Development (ICESD-92). April 12 -23, 1992, Cairo, Egypt - Chair of Session & Coordinate of the Meeting

61.   The Arab Center for Studies of Arid Land (ACSAD).  General Assembly. Represented Government of Egypt . April 27 ‑ 30, 1992, Damascus , Syria .

62.  Sahara and Sahel Observatory Colloquium. June 1992, Paris, France. Head of Egyptian delegation

63.      Eighteenth Ministerial Session of the World Food Council (WFC).  June 23 ‑ 26, 1992, Nairobi, Kenya Head of Egyptian delegation.

64.   "Food, Water and War Security in a World of Conflict" conference conducted by the Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research, Parliament House, August 15, 2000, Canberra, Australia. Invited Speaker, "Strategic Options for Alleviating Conflicts Over Water in Dry Areas". 

65.   Workshop on The Safeguards for Planned Introductions of Transgenic Tomatoes, August 19-20, 1992, Davis, USA.

66.  Joint Executive‑Committee of the Brazilian, Egyptian Agriculture Research Corporation, (EMBRAP) and Agricultural Research Center (ARC‑Egypt),  November 2‑11, 1992, Brasilia , Brazil Co‑Chairman.

67.   Coordination Committee for the Nile Valley Project. November 23‑24, 1992, Cairo, Egypt Chairman.

68.      Technical Consultation on Integrated Rural Water Management, Report and Recommendations. March 15‑19, 1993, FAO, Rome Invited Speaker

69.   Agricultural Research and Food Security, C.I.H.E.A.M. June 28‑29, 1993, Istanbul, Turkey - Invited Speaker. "Integrating National Agricultural Research Improvement and Capacity Building for Food Security in Egypt."

70.      Funding of Agricultural Research in Sub‑Saharan Africa, July 6‑8, 1993, Nairobi, Kenya Invited Speaker

71.    International Conference on Desert Development: "Sustainable development for our common future", July 25‑30, 1993, Mexico City - Chairman of the opening session ‑ Invited speaker - Member of the International Organizing Committee.

72.      International Desert Development Commission (Board Meetings), July 28, 1993 - Re-elected as a General Secretary of the Commission.   

73.  Dry land farming systems and technologies for more sustainable agriculture. October 18-22, 1993, Pullman, Washington. Speaker Planery Lecture: “Egyptian strategies for dry land farming research and development system”.

74.   International SAHARA AND SAHEL OBSERVATORY, 23‑24 October 1993, Chardaia ‑ Algeria  -  Chair of the scientific council

75.   AGERI/ABSP Regional Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights and Biosafety, 24‑27 January 1994, Cairo, Egypt - Chairman - Invited Speaker.

76.      The Executive Board, SAHARA AND SAHEL OBSERVATORY, 9‑10 February 1994, Paris, France - Member of the board - Chair of the scientific council

77.    Meeting of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). April 1994, Aleppo, Syria .

78.      CALAR II, Fourth Annual Scientific Workshop, May 1‑7, 1994, San Diego .

79.      The 5th session of INCD, SAHARA AND SAHEL OBSERVATORY, 6 ‑ 17 June 1994, Paris , France .

80.   Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources in Gene parts in the Central and East Mediterranean, June 1994, Capri , Italy .

81.    The 22nd round of the society of the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD). 9‑10, July 1994, Damascus , Syria .

82.      Second Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council, 25-27 October 1994, Cairo , Egypt .

83.  International Consultation on the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) Vision of International Agricultural Research in the Arab Region. 11 ‑ 14 Dec. 1994, Rome , Italy .

84.      The Executive Board, SAHARA AND SAHEL OBSERVATORY, 18‑20 January 1995, Rabat Member of the board - Chair of the scientific council

85.   Official ceremony for Chang-over of Director General of ICARDA, 23 January 1995, ICARDA headquarters, Tel Hadya, Aleppo Key-note  speech

86.    24th Program Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 24-26 January 1995, Aleppo, Syria

87.      CGIAR Ministerial Level Meeting, 9-10 February 1995, Lucerne , Switzerland.

88.  CWANA Durum Network Workshop, 20-23 March 1995, ICARDA, Aleppo Inaugural Address:  Durum Wheat in WANA

89.   Ecoregional Initiative: Water in WANA Workshop, 27-28 March 1995, ICARDAInaugural  Address

90.    ICARDA DG joins Board Chairperson in his visit to NVRP ( Nile Valley and Red Sea Program), 13-20 April 1995, Egypt , and official meeting with H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt

91.     29th Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees,  25-27 April 1995, ICARDA, Aleppo Presentation to the BOT

92.  Official business meetting of the CGIAR with the EEC Commissioner of Agriculture & Rural Development, European Union, 1-2 May 1995, Brussels, Belgium

93.  Meeting with Officials of  Overseas Development Administration (ODA), 2-3 May 1995, London , United Kingdom

94.      Visit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2 May 1995, The Hague , The Netherlands

95.  Official meeting with H.E. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and other senior government  officials in Turkey , 5 May 1995, Ankara , Turkey

96.      Centers Directors Committee Meeting (CDC) of CGIAR, 19-20 May 1995, Nairobi , Kenya

97.      CGIAR Mid-Term Meeting, 22-26 May 1995, Nairobi , Kenya

98.      Meeting with Officials for USAID and USDA, 12-17 June 1995 , Washington DC

99.      Biotechnology Steering Committee Meeting, 27-28 June 1995, ICARDAOpening Address

100.  IFAD Working Lunch with the Director General of FAO on ‘Strengthening NARS/CGIAR Partnership: Exercise Follow-up held at FAO, 13 July 1995, Rome

101.    67th Meeting of the CGIAR Technical Advisory Committee Meeting (TAC67), 11-17 July 1995, FAO, Rome , Italy

102.  Official meetings with a) Dr Jacque Diouf, FAO Director General; and b) with Mr Fawzi Al-Sultan, President of IFAD, 17-18 July 1995

103.      Inauguration of IPGRI-CWANA Building , 17 September 1995, ICARDA Headquarters, Aleppo Opening Address

104.  Nile Valley Coordination Meeting, 24-27 September, ICARDA headquarters, Aleppo  - Inaugural/keynote Address

105. Syria/ICARDA 14th Annual Coordination Meeting, 7-8 October 1995, ICARDA, Aleppo   Keynote Address

106. The Planning Workshop of the CGIAR Inter-Center Initiative on Water Management, 29-30 September 1995, IIMI, Colombo, Sri Lanka - Key-note presentation on Water Management for the Arid and Semi-Arid Zones

107. FAO 50th Anniversary and the International Symposium, 11-13 October 1995, Quebec , Canada

108. Meeting in San Diego , (Arid Land Expert Consultation), 14-20 October 1995, USA

109. CGIAR Center Directors Committee Meeting (CDC), 26 -28 October 1995 and joint CDC/Committee of Board Chairs (CBC), 29 October 1995,  Washington DC , USA

110. International Centers Week (ICW95), 30 October - 3 November 1995, Washington , USA Center’s Presentation

111. 34th Executive Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 6-7 November 1995, Washington DC

112. Official visit to UNDP to discuss future cooperation in the dry areas, (Meetings with Drs Timothy Rothermel and Saad Al Farargi), 8 November 1995, New York , USA

113. Soil Fertility Workshop: accomplishments and Future Challenges in Dryland Soil fertility Research in the Mediterranean Area, 19-23 November 1995, ICARDAOpening Address

114. WANA/NARS Regional Forum, 12-13 December 1995, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming Address

115. 20th Annual Meeting of Islamic Development Bank (IDB), 29-30 November 1995, Jakarta , Indonesia

116. Workshop on ‘Assessment of Research and Seed Production Needs in Dryland Agriculture in the Newly Independent Republics of Central and West Asia’, 5-9 December 1995, Tashkent, Uzbekistan - (Paper on Prospects for Agriculture in Dry Areas )- Chair of the meeting

117. WANA-NARS Meeting for Developing the Detailed Action Plan (DAP) on NARS-CGIAR Partnerships, 12-13 December 1995, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming Address

118. Official travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to discuss/finalize arrangements for operating the Regional Program for the Arabian Peninsula from UAE, 1-4 January 1996

119. Workshop on System-Wide Livestock Initiative (SLI) Lead Project on Fodder Shrubs, 6 January 1996, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming Statement

120. 30th Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 24-30 January 1996, Cairo, EgyptPresentation to Diplomatic Delegation at BOT

121. SLI Workshop:  ICARDA Lead Project on Fodder Shrubs, 6-10 February 1996, ICARDA, Aleppo Opening Address

122. Third Meeting of the CGIAR Genetic Resources Policy Committee (GRPC), 14-16 February 1996, (Rolle), Gland , Switzerland

123. Natural Resource Management Research Planning Workshop, 26-28 February 1996, ICARDA, Aleppo Opening Statement

124. Workshop on Conservation Management and Sustainable Use of Dryland Biodiversity within Priority Agro-ecosystems of the Near East, 13 March 1996, ICARDA, AleppoWelcoming Address

125. International Conference on Desert Development in the Arab Gulf Countries Towards Sustainable desert ecosystem Development in the 21st Century, 22-26 March 1996, Kuwait Chairman session VI ; Keynote Address “Reversing Desertification Trends in West Asia and North Africa

126. Twenty-Third FAO Regional Conference for the Near East, 26-30 March 1996,  Rabat , Morocco

127. 69th Meeting of the CGIAR Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), 25-30 March 1996, IRRI, Los Banos, The Philippines

128. Official travel of TAC Members/Observers to Tsukuba Agricultural Research complex, JIRCAS  and other official meetings at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo , 31 March - 4 April 1996, Japan

129. Participate in the implementation of the joint ICARDA/Iran Research Project and establish ICARDA Office in Tehran , 1-7 May 1996

130. Meeting of the CGIAR Centers Directors Committee (CDC), 18-19 May 1996, Jakarta , Indonesia

131. CGIAR Mid-Term Meeting (MTM),  20-24 May 1996, Jakarta , Indonesia

132. Official visit to ICRISAT Headquarters in Hyderabad , 26-28 May 1996, India

133. Official visit to Indian Research Organization, 28-30 May 1996, New Delhi , India

134. Official travel to Dijon and Paris , Cooperation between ICARDA and French Institution, 2-9 June 1996, France

135. 5th International Wheat Conference, 10-14 June 1996, Ankara , Turkey Welcoming/Inaugural  address

136. 30th Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 11-15 July 1996, ICARDA, Aleppo Progress Report to the Board

137. A joint meeting of AARINENA, CIHEAM, FAO and ICARDA Analytical Review of NARS in West Asia and North Africa and a Seminar on Regionalization of agricultural Research in Mediterranean Region and other Countries of Near East, 17-18 July 1996, ICARDA, Aleppo

138. 5th International Conference on Desert Development, 12–17 August 1996, Lubbock, Dallas, USA  - Keynote Address

139. CGIAR/NARS Agricultural Research Consultation in Central Asia and West Asia, 5-6 September 1996 Tashkent , Uzbekistan Opening statement

140. Duty travel to Bonn , Germany to meet with Dr H J de Hass, Head of BMZ Division  to discuss ICARDA’s Project Proposal for the Newly Independent Republics of West and Central Asia (CAC),  and visits to ATSAF and Bonn University , 7-10 September 1996

141. ICARDA/CIMMYT Roundtable Meeting in relation to Wheat Collaboration, CIMMYT, 14-19 September 1996, Mexico City, Mexico

142. Fourth Meeting of the CGIAR Genetic Resources Policy Committee (GRPC), 2-4 October 1996, Stockholm , Sweden

143. Official travel to FAO, 4 October 1996, Rome , Italy

144. 15th Annual Coordination Meeting of Syria/ICARDA, 9-10 October 1996, ICARDA, Aleppo Keynote Address

145. World Food Prize Symposium, 18-21 October 1996, Des Moines , USA.

146. CGIAR International Centers Week (ICW96), 28 October - 2 November 1996, Washington DC , USA -  Presentation: West Asia and North Africa : A Regional Vision

147. 36th Executive Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 4-5 November 1996, Cornell University,  Ithaca, New York.

148. World Food Summit – Renewing Global Commitment to Fight Hunger – Plan of Action, 13-17 November 1996, Rome, Italy.

149. 2nd International Crop Science Congress, organized by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) & National academy of Agricultural Sciences –   Presentation, November 17-24, 1996, New Delhi, India.

150. Expert Consultation on Research Priority Setting by NARS in the Asia – Pacific Region and the General Assembly Meeting of APAARI, 25-26 November 1996, New Delhi, India Presentation on ICARDA’s Strategic Plan – Priorities of CGIAR Centers in the Region

151. FAO Ad-hoc Meeting of Donors and other Stakeholders in Animal Genetic Resources, 2-3 December 1996, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy.

152. Director General visits to H.E. The Prime Minister of Jordan and the Minister of Agriculture,  Rector, University of Jordan , UNDP and ESCWA Representatives in Amman. December 21-24, 1996.

153. H.E. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of the United Arab Emirates and Director General of ICARDA inaugurate the Regional Office of the Center’s Program for the Arabian Peninsula (APRP) in Dubai , 8 January 1997 Inaugural Address

154. 31st Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 17-22 February 1997, Rabat , Morocco Presentation at BOT

155. Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS) Executive Board and General Assembly 25 February - 1 March 1997, Niamey , Niger, Chair of the scientific  council

156. Second International Conference on Soil Solarization & Integrated Management of  Soilborne Pests organized by FAO, ICARDA, Arab Society for Plant Protection, (Beirut), UC Davis, California and University of Jordan, 16-21 March 1997, ICARDA, Aleppo

157. Meeting of the CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC), 17 March 1997, FAO, Rome , Italy

158. CGIAR High Level Briefing with the European Commission and European Parliament, 18-19 March 1997, Brussels , Belgium Presentation

159. 72nd Meeting of the CGIAR Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), 18-26 March 1997, FAO, Rome, Italy (attended part of TAC Meeting on 20 March)Presentation of ICARDA’s MTP 1998-2000

160. The First World Water Forum organized by The World Water Council, 20-25 March 1997, Marrakech , Morocco

161. Workshop on Ethics and Equity in Conservation and Use of Genetic Resources for Sustainable Food Security – Developing  Guidelines for CGIAR, 22-25 April 1997, Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil

162.  Fifth Meeting of the CGIAR Genetic Resources Policy Committee  (GRPC), 25-26 April 1997, Foz do Iguacu , Brazil

163. Director General meets H.E. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Head of Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) and  discuss research work between the Islamic Republic of Iran and ICARDA, 27 April - 3 May 1997

164. Duty travel to Instituto Agronomico Per L’Oltremare, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 5-7 May 1997, Florence , Italy

165. International Symposium on The Origins of Agriculture and the Domestication of Crop Plants in the Near East sponsored by  ICARDA, CNRS, IPGRI, Department of Antiquities, (Syria) and Institut Francais de Archeologie au Proche Orient (Damascus) cosponsored the Origins of Agriculture and the Domestication of Crop Plants  in the Near East;  10-14 May 1997, ICARDA, AleppoInaugural Address 

166. Meeting of the CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC), 25 May 1997, Cairo , Egypt

167. CGIAR Mid-Term Meeting, 26-30 May 1997, Cairo , Egypt Presentation of ICARDA Medium-Term Plan 1998-2000

168. 20th Anniversary Commemoration: Annual Presentation Day of ICARDA, 2 June 1997 - Presentation

169. Joint ICARDA/ACSAD Meeting on Rain Water Management and Drought Mitigation , 9-13 June 1997, Rabat , Morocco Keynote Presentation

170. Congress on the Relationships among Agro-Food Systems in the Mediterranean Basin, Italian Society of Agrarian Economy, 26-28 June 1997, Reggio Emilia, ItalyPaper presented jointly with Abelardo Rodriguez onThe Agro-alimentary Systems in the Middle Eastern Countries’.

171. 6th Meeting of the CGIAR Genetic Resources Policy Committee (GRPC), 1-3 September 1997, London , UK, Member of the committee

172. ICARDA/NCARTT/IFPRI/DSE International Conference on Agricultural Growth, Sustainable Resource Management and Poverty Alleviation in the Low Rainfall Areas of West Asia and North Africa, 2-6 September 1997, Amman, Jordan -  Opening Address: ‘Current Situation and Outlook for Agriculture in the Low-rainfall Areas of West Asia and North Africa’

173. The First Central Asia Coordination Meeting between ICARDA and the Central Asian Republics (CARs) and ICARDA, 12-16 September 1997, ICARDA, AleppoOpening Address

174. Nile Valley and Red Sea Regional Program (NVRSRP) 7th Regional Coordination Meeting, 30 September - 4 October, 1997, Cairo , Egypt Opening Statement

175. Meeting with the Lebanese Minister of Agriculture, 3 October 1997, Beirut , Lebanon

176. NVRSRP Nile Valley and Red Sea Research Program Steering Committee Meeting, 4-5 October 1997, Cairo , Egypt - Welcoming address

177. AARINENA Executive Committee and Cosponsors Meeting, 10-15 October 1997, Nicosia, Cyprus Cosponsor’s statement

178. Meeting of the CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC) with the CGIAR Chair and (CDC) Retreat, 22-25 October 1997, Washington DC, USA

179. CGIAR International Centers Week (ICW97), 27-31 October 1997, Washington DC, USA Presentation on Central Asia

180. 37th Executive Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 3-4 November 1997, The World bank, Washington DC, USA

181. China/CGIAR Forum, cosponsored by the CGIAR and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, 10-15 November 1997, Beijing and Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China Presentation: China, A Special partner of ICARDA

182. Inaugural Ceremony of the new office of International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI) at the International Center for Agrohydrology Research and Training (ICART), 18-20 November 1997, Menemen, Izmir, Turkey

183. Workshop on Property Rights, Collective Action and Technology Adoption, 22-26 November 1997, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming Address

184. The Annual Meeting of Islamic Development Bank (IDB), 25-26 November, Damascus , Syria

185. The Challenges of Production System Sustainability: Long-Term Studies in Agronomic Research in Dry Areas, 8-11 December 1997, ICARDAWelcome Introduction

186. Priority Setting for Underutilized and Neglected Plant Species of the Mediterranean Region organized by IPGRI, 11 February 1998, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming statement

187. IFAD’s 20th Anniversary and its 21st Governing Council  Meeting, 11-12 February 1998, Rome , Italy

188. Official meetings with Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), 14 February 1998, Kuwait

189. The 1st International Workshop on Protected Agriculture in the Arabian Peninsula, 15-18 February 1998, Doha, QatarOpening Statement

190. Meeting with The Minister of  Municipal Affairs and Agriculture and The Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture, Geographic Information Center and UND Resident Representative, 14-18 February 1998, Doha, Qatar

191. Extra-Ordinary Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 21 February 1998, Cairo, Egypt Progress Report

192. Meets high officials from Central Asia, Caucasus, 26-28 February 1998 Istanbul, Turkey Welcoming Statement

193. Regional Conference “Rainfed Agriculture in the Arab Countries”, 7-12 March 1998, Cairo, Egypt Opening Statement

194. Meeting high officials in the field of the Agriculture and visting research center , 10-14 March 1998, Tunisia

195. International Conference  on Water and Sustainable Development, UNESCO, 19-21 March 1998, Paris , France Keynote Presentation: Efficiency: key to Sustainability in Water Scarce Areas (Prof Adel El-Beltagy and Dr Theib Oweis)

196. FAO Ministerial Meeting, 24-25 March 1998, Damascus , Syria

197. The CGIAR Inter-Center Working Group on IPM, 1-3 April 1998, ICARDA, Aleppo

198. Official Visit to Mauritania – Prime Minister and Minister of Rural Development and Environment, 12-16 April 1998

199. 32nd Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees Meeting, 21-25 April, 1998, ICARDA, Aleppo Progress Report and Presentation

200. CGIAR Program on Central Asia: CG Centers Meeting, 27-28 April 1998, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcome statement

201. 7th Meeting of the System-wide Genetic Resources Policy Committee (GRPC) of the CGIAR, 2-4 May 1998, ICARDA, Aleppo - Opening Remarks

202. ICARDA signs Agreement with Government of Uzbekistan for cooperation in agricultural research and for establishing a regional office for Central Asia, 8 May 1998, Tashkent

203. Sixth General Conference of Association of Agricultural Research Institute in the Near East and North Africa (AARINENA), 10-13 May 1998, Tehran, IranOpening Statement

204. Visits Saudi Arabia and meets Minister of Agriculture and Water and with the President of Islamic Development Bank on 16-17 May 1998, Jeddah, to discuss of the on-going collaborative research program under the Arabian Peninsula Regional Program, 17-19 May 1998, Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

205. Meeting of the CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC) at MTM 1998, Sunday 24 May 1998, Brasilia , Brazil

206. CGIAR Mid-Term Meeting (MTM), May 25-30, 1998, Brasilia , Brazil Presentation to Finance Committee to meet 1998 funding shortfall

207. Visits ICARDA Office in Sana’a, and meets H.E Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Foreign and Planning  Ministers, World Bank /FAO and UNDP Resident Representatives, June 8-12, 1998, Yemen

208. IPGRI/FAO Regional Meeting to promote  ‘Implementation of the Global Plan of Action for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Central and West Asia and North Africa’, 22 June 1998, ICARDA, AleppoWelcoming statement

209. Official visit to the Southern Anatolian Project – Regional Development Administration (GAP-RDA), 25-27 June 1998, Sanliurfa, Turkey

210. Media/Crisis Training for CGIAR, 1-2 July 1998, Montpellier , France

211. Fund-raising campaign with The World Bank Senior Officials, CGIAR Secretariat and USAID, 24 July-2 August 1998

212. 75th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), 21-26 September 1998, CIMMYT, El Batan , Mexico City, Mexico

213. First Steering Committee Meeting of the CGIAR Collaborative Research Program for CAC, 28-29 September 1998, Tashkent, UzbekistanWelcome Address/Presentation on ‘Development of CGIAR Collaborative Research Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus’.

214. Official visit with His Excellency Minister of Agriculture and visit to Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute  (LARI), 4-5 October 1998, Tal Amara, Lebanon 

215. Official visits with high ranking officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Agricultural Research Center of Finland (MTT), Jokioinen, 8-10 October 1998, Helsinki , the Republic of Finland .

216. Consortium on Spatial Information for Agricultural Research (CSI) and the Poverty Mapping Workshop, 12-14 October, Arendal , Norway and official visit to NORAGRIC on 16 October 1998 - Presentation

217. 8th Meeting of the CGIAR Genetic Resources Policy Committee (GRPC), 20 October 1998, Washington DC , USA - Committee  Member

218. Center Directors Committee (CDC) and Center Board Chairs (CBC) Meetings, 22-24 October 1998, Washington DC

219. The CGIAR International Centers Week  (ICW98), 26-30 October 1998, The World Bank, Washington DC , USA  - Presentation

220. CGIAR-World Bank (ECSSD) Meeting on Agricultural Research in the CAC region, 30 October 1998, Washington DC, USAPresentation on progress made by the CGIAR Consortium for CAC.

221. 38th  Executive Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board, 2-3 November 1998, Washington DC

222. CIHEAM International Seminar on ‘Advanced Training of Agricultural and Food Managers in the Countries of the Mediterranean Areas’ 9-11 November 1998, Istanbul, Turkey

223. 1st International Agronomy Congress: Agronomy, Environment and Food Security for 21st Century,  1123-27 November 1998,  New Delhi, IndiaGoverning Board Member - Inaugural Address and Plenary Lecture: Central and West Asia and North Africa: A Regional Vision

224. Director General and ICARDA Water Group Scientists meet with H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and land Reclamation and Minister of Public Works and Water Resources on 23-31 January 1999, Cairo , Egypt

225. CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC) Retreat, 29-31 January 1999, ISNAR, The Hague, The Netherlands

226. CGIAR Genetic Resources Policy Committee (GRPC) and Swaminathan Research Foundation Consultative Workshop on ‘Enlarging the Basis of Food Security: Role of Underutilized Species, 17-19 February 1999, Chennai India -  Chair of Working Group of Breakout Session I, Regional Approaches and Opportunities

227. 9th Meeting of the Genetic Resources Policy Committee Meeting (GRPC), 16-19 February 1999, Swaminathan Foundation, Chennai ( Madras ), India

228. Fund-raising trip to The Netherlands 17-20 March 1999 and visits to CPRO-DLO, Wageningen University , SC -DLO and Prof Rabbinge

229. Workshop on Logistical Framework for the CGIAR Research Portfolio, 21 March 1999, IFAD, Rome, Italy  - Presentation on Central Asia and ICARDA

230. Press Conference in Rome 21 March 1999 - Address to Italian Press:  Italy and ICARDA

231. 76th Meeting of the CGIAR Technical Advisory Committee (TAC76), 22-26 March 1999, FAO Headquarters, Rome , Italy

232. World Bank  Meeting on the CGIAR Collaborative Research Program for establishing Executive Steering Committee for Central Asia and the Caucasus countries, 31 March 1999, The World Bank, Washington DC , USA

233. Regional Workshop on “Breed Characterization of Small Ruminants in WANA:  Research Proposal Development”, ICARDA/ICWG-GR-IPGRI, 5-8 April 1999, ICARDA, Aleppo  Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

234. 30th Program Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees (E.O), 18-21 April 1999, ICARDA, Aleppo - Presentation

235. Extra-Ordinary Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, ICARDA Annual Presentation Day, Presentation to Diplomats and NARS Representatives, 18-24 April 1999, ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria

236. Workshop on Farmer Participatory Research, Sponsored by IDB, FAO and SWP-PRGA, 6-11 May 1999, ICARDA, AleppoOpening Address

237. The First Meeting of ICARDA’s Biotechnology Steering Committee for the Project: Development of Biotechnological Research in the Arab World, 10-11 May 1999 ICARDA, Aleppo Opening and Welcome Address

238. Workshop on Agricultural Research and Development Strategy for SouthEast Region of Turkey: The Role of GAP, 12-15 May 1999, Sanliurfa, TurkeyOpening Address and Presentation on Current Situation and Outlook for Agriculture in the dry Areas of West Asia and North Africa

239. CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC) and Center Board Chairs (CBC) Meetings,  22-23 May 1999, Beijing , China

240. CGIAR Mid-Term Meeting, 24-28 May, 1999, Beijing China Presentation

241. First steering Committee of IFAD-funded Project on Integrated Feed and Livestock Production in the Steppes of Central Asia, 6-8 June 1999, ICARDA, Aleppo Opening Address

242. The Third Regional Technical Coordination Meeting and 5th Regional Steering Committee Meeting of the Arabian Peninsula Regional Program, 13-20 June, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman - Statement

243. The 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC), 20-26 June 1999, Tbilisi , Georgia Inaugural address

244. Duty travel to Bonn , Germany for BMZ/GTZ Official meetings, 27-29 June 1999

245. Meeting with  Prime Minister of Lebanon ,  AUB President and Minister of Agriculture, and visit ICARDA Terbol Research Station, 17-20 July 1999, Beirut , Lebanon

246. 33rd Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 15-16 August 1999, ICARDA, Aleppo Progress Board Report

247. The 6th International Conference for Development of Drylands (ICDD), 22-27 August 1999, Cairo, Egypt  – ‘Reversing Desertification - Desert development beyond the Year 2000’ - Keynote speaker

248. Integrated Natural Resources Management (INRM) Workshop, 3-5 September 1999, Bildenberg Hotel, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands Keynote Speaker

249. FAO/Netherlands Conference on Multifunctional Character of Agriculture and Land in Maastricht , The Netherlands , 12-17 September 1999 joint paper with other CGIAR Centers

250. 77th Meeting of the CGIAR Technical Advisory Committee (TAC77), 20-24 September 1999, ISNAR, The Hague , The Netherlands Center paper to EPMR Recommendations – Presentation on Strategy for the CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus

251. The Second Annual Meeting of the Regional Technical Planning and Coordination Meeting of the 2nd Phase of the Mashreq-Maghreb Project, 5-7 October, ICARDA, Aleppo  - Opening Statement

252. Meeting  with Dr Mengistue  Huluka, Minister of Agriculture, Ethiopia and Dr Seyfu  Ketema, Director General of Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization (EARO) and other top Government Officials to discuss Ethiopia/ICARDA cooperation, 10-14 October 2000, Addis Ababa , Ethiopia

253. The Nile Valley and Red Sea Research Program NVRSRP Regional Coordination Meeting, 10-14 October 1999, Addis Ababa , Ethiopia Opening Statement

254. CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC) and Center Board Chairs (CBC) Meetings, 20-23 October 1999, Washington DC , USA

255. CGIAR International Centers Week (ICW99), October 25-29, 1999, Washington DC , USA Presentation on “Inter-Center Collaboration to Combat Poverty in the Dry Areas”

256. World Bank Luncheon Meeting at ICW99 on CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC) , 27 October 1999, Washington D.C. , USA - Presentation

257. 39th Executive Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 30-31 October 1999, The World Bank, Washington DC , USA, Presentation

258. GAP-RDA/ICARDA Second Steering Committee Meeting, 12 November 1999, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcome and Opening Remarks

259. International Conference on Water Resources Management, Use and Policy in Dry Areas, (Sponsored by ICARDA, IWMI, Ministry of Agriculture, Jordan, ministry of Water and Irrigation, Jordan and Islamic Development Bank), 1-3 December 1999, Amman, JordanOpening Address: Water Resources Management, Use and Policy in the Dry Areas.  Chairperson of Keynote Session on Water Supply  and Demand Beyond 2000

260. Meeting with Regent of Jordan, HRH Prince Faisal Bin Al-Hassein and H.E. Minister of Agriculture to discuss water issues in Jordan , the West Asia region anf futre cooperation,December,1999, Jordan

261. Official visit to Ministere de Education Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologies, Paris, as well as to INRA, CIRAD, IRD and CEMAGREF and AGROPOLIS in  Montpellier to enhance research collaboration between French institutions and ICARDA, 9-15 January 2000, France - Presentation

262. Official visit to Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), 17-23 January 2000, Tsukuba , Japan Presentation:  Tackling the Problems of Dry Area Agriculture.

263. The United Nations and Global Governance in the New Millennium, 19-21 January 2000, The United Nations University Headquarters, Tokyo, Japaninvited Keynote address on Land Degradation: A Global and Regional Problem.

264. Center Directors Committee (CDC) Retreat, and CDC meeting with Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on the CGIAR Strategy and Vision, 25-27 January 2000, Rome, Italy

265. ICARDA EPMR Panel discussion meeting for presentation to TAC78, 1-15 February 2000, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

266. Dubai International Conference on Desertification, 12-15 February 2000, Dubai, UAEKeynote Address: Science-based Management of Arid Land for Sustainable Production

267. IFAD Governing Council Meeting, 16-17 February 2000, Rome , Italy

268. The Mashreq and Maghreb Project Steering Committee Meeting, 27 February 2000, ICARDA, Aleppo Opening Statement

269. 10th Session of the Sahel and Sahara Observatory (OSS) Executive Board 3 & 4 March; and the OSS Constitutive Extra-Ordinary  General Assembly Meeting, 6 - 7 March 2000, Rabat, Morocco Comments on the Round Table Discussion

270. National Conference on Agricultural Research Policy and Strategy – Guest Speaker - Presentation to Ministers and Government Officials, and visit H.E Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries to discuss ICARDA’s strategic alliance with Morocco, 8-11 March 2000, Rabat, Morocco

271. FAO Regional Conference for the Near East, 20-24 March 2000 and the Ministerial Meeting 23-24 March 2000, Beirut, Lebanon

272. The Seventh General Conference of AARINENA, 22-23 March 2000, Beirut , Lebanon Opening Statement

273. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC78)  Meeting, Presentation to TAC78:  ICARDA’s Response to the Recommendations made by the Panel Chair of the 4th EPMR  and presentation on “CGIAR Strategy for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia and the Caucasus, 27-31 March 2000, The World Bank Office, Paris, France 

274. ICARDA Annual Presentation Day, 25 April 2000, ICARDA, Aleppo Address by the Director General

275. Visiting with H.E. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Mr Saeed Mohamed Al-Ragabani and the Biosaline Agriculture Center (accompanied by few Board Members), 26-29 April 2000, Dubai , UAE

276. Audit Committee Meeting of the Board, 27 April 2000, Dubai , UAE

277. 34th Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees (BOT), 1-4 May 2000, Tehran , Islamic Republic of Iran

278. First Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran meets the Board Chair, Director General and Members of ICARDA Board of Trustees on 3 May 2000, Tehran , Iran

279. The Regional Coordination Meeting of the Nile Valley and Red Sea Regional Program (NVRSRP), 15-18 May 2000, Addis Ababa - Inaugural Address

280. CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC) and Board Chairs Committee (CBC) Meetings, 19-20 May 2000, Dresden, Germany

281. CGIAR Mid-Term Meeting (MTM) 22-26 May 2000, Dresden, Germany Presentation: ICARDA’s Response to the Fourth EPMR

282. 2000 Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Workshop on Private/Public Research Partnerships in Biotechnology and Genomics, 22 May 2000, Dresden, Germany.

283. Third Meeting of the Program Steering Committee of the CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC) , 30 May – 01 June  2000, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - Opening address as Chair of the Center Director Generals Committee (CDC) for CAC and as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee

284. ICARDA/CEDARE Regional Workshop on ‘ Marginal Land Degradation and Rehabilitation of Marginal Lands in the Arab Region’, 2-4 July 2000, Cairo , Egypt -  Opening Statement

285. Center Directors Committee Meeting (CDC) and CDC Meeting with Dr Ian Johnson, CGIAR Chair, 20-21 July 2000, Windsor , UK

286. The 6th Conference of the Crawford Fund - Food, Water and War: Security in a World of Conflict, 15 August 2000, Australian Parliament, Canberra , Australia Guest of the Crawford Foundation - Key-paper on ‘Strategic Options for Alleviating Conflicts over Water in Dry Areas’

287. Meeting with Australian scientists at Charles Sturt University, Agriculture Institute, NSW Agriculture, Wagga Wagga; makes official visits  to Australian Donors – GRDC, ACIAR , CSIRO and the Agricultural Research Institute, 17-18  August 2000

288. Meeting on Integrated Natural Resource Management in the CGIAR: Approaches and Lessons, 21-25 August 2000, Penang , Malaysia ,  and the CDC Task Force on INRM – Key-note Address

289. Meeting of the CDC Task Force for INRM to provide input to the CDC/CBC Retreat on the implications of new developments in INRM for the CGIAR structure and governance, 21-25 August 2000, Penang , Malaysia

290. CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC) and Center Board Committee (CBC) Retreat  (CDC/CBC) 2-3 September 2000, ISNAR, The Hague , The Netherlands

291. Workshop on Developing and Harmonizing Biosafety Regulations for Countries in West Asia and North Africa (WANA), 10-13 September 2000, ICARDA, AleppoWelcome and Opening Remarks

292. The Board of Trustees of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) was held at ICARDA Headquarters on 16 September 2000 - Welcoming Statement

293. The 4th ICARDA/Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC) Regional Coordination Meeting, 18-21 September 2000, Bishkek, KyrgystanInaugural Statement

294. Meeting with Kyrgyz Prime Minister to discusses collaborative activities in Kyrgyzstan , 20 September 2000

295. 79th Meeting of the CGIAR Technical Advisory Committee (TAC79), 25-28 September 2000, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria A Report on the INRM Workshop held in Penang , Malaysia 21-25 August 2000 was given to INRM Committee at TAC  79th

296. 17th National Coordination Meeting: Collaborative Research Program between the Syrian Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform and ICARDA, 1-2 October 2000, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming address

297. Meeting with the First Vice President of Sudan , Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Minister of Irrigation  & Water, Minister of Livestock Sector, AOAD, EU and Director General of Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and  Development (AAAID), 6-9 October 2000, Khartoum, Sudan

298. 10th Regional Coordination Meeting of the Nile Valley and Red Sea Regional Program, (NVRSRP) 8-12 October 2000, Khartoum , Sudan Inaugural Address

299. The World Food Prize Foundation: The World Food Prize Symposium and the Laureate Presentation 12-13 October 2000, Des Moines , Iowa

300. CGIAR Centers Directors Committee Meeting (CDC), 18-20 October 2000, Washington DC

301. CGIAR International Centers Week (ICW00), 23-27 October 2000, Washington DC, USA Presentation: New Science to Improve the Livelihood of the Poor in Dry Areas

302. 40th Executive Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees (BOT), 29-30 October 2000, The World Bank, Washington DC , USA

303. The Annual Meeting  of Islamic Development Bank (IDB), 7 – 8 November 2000, Beirut, Lebanon.

304. International Workshop “New Approaches to Water Management in Central Asia ”, jointly organized by UNU/ICARDA and Japan with support from UNESCO. November 9-11, 2000, ICARDA, Aleppo - Opening Address

305. The 4th Session of the conference of Parties (COP4) of the UNCCD, 19 December 2000, Bonn, Germany

306. Meeting with H.E. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in UAE and discusses future collaboration, 17 January 2001 Press Conference

307. Inter-disciplinary Dialog on Information and Communication Technology for Poverty Eradication by MS Swaminathan Foundation, 18-20 January 2001, Chennai, India Lead discussant and keynote address  on Information and Communication Technologies for Poverty Eradication

308. Bio Square Conference, 7-9  February 2001, The Hague , The Netherlands

309. 24th Session in  IFAD Governing Council, 20-21 February 2001, Rome , Italy

310. Executive Governing Board of the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS), 11-13 March 2001, Algeria Chairman of the Council’s Scientific and Technical Committee

311. CGIAR Center Directors Committee Meeting (CDC) 14-16 March 2001, ISNAR, The Hague, Netherlands

312. Opening Ceremony at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 18 March 2001, Dubai, UAE - Presentation

313. Symposium on ‘Prospects of Saline Agriculture in the GCC Countries’, 18-20 March 2001, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Keynote Address: Strategies to Meet the Challenges of salinity in Central and West Asia and North Africa – and Abstract on ‘Prospects of Saline Agriculture in the GCC Countries

314. Visit with the BOT Chair the Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi, 20 March 2001

315. 80th Meeting of the CGIAR Technical Advisory Committee (TAC80), 26-30 March 2001, ICARDA Headquarters, Aleppo Presentation: ICARDA Today

316. The First International conference on Biotechnology – Applications for the Arid Regions, 9-11 April 2001, Cairo, Egypt Chairman of Agricultural Biotechnology Session

317. 35th Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, Address by the Director General, 21-26 April 2001, ICARDA, Aleppo, Presentation

318. Meeting with Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), high-ranking officials and FAO Representative, 2-7 May 2001, Islamabad , Pakistan

319. Joint FAO-EU-ICARDA Expert Consultation and Workshop on Drought Mitigation for the Near East and the Mediterranean Region, 27-31 May 2001, ICARDA, Aleppo

320. CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC) and joint Center Board Chairs (CBC/CDC Meeting, 17-18 May 2001, Durban , South Africa

321. CGIAR Mid-Term Meeting (MTM), 21-25 May 2001, Durban , South Africa

322. Fourth Program Steering Committee Meeting of the CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC), 4-6 June 2001, Almaty , Kazakhstan Chair of the steering committee - Welcome Address

323. Ministerial Level Meeting for Strengthening Investment in Agricultural Research Systems in CAC, 8 11June 2001, Isy-Kul, Kyrgyzstan Presentation on CGIAR Collaborative Program for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia and the Caucasus

324. Kyrgyz Agrarian Academy honors Prof.El-Beltagy in Bishkek, 9 June 2001,  Kyrgyzstan

325. Official visit to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), 16 June 2001, Manila , The Philippines   - Presentation to ADB

326. The Ministerial Meeting: Opportunities Sustainable Investment in Rainfed Areas of West Asia and North Africa (WANA), June 25-26, 2001, Rabat, Morocco Rabat Declaration – Presentation on “Successful Investments for Sustainable Development of Dryland Agriculture in West Asia and North Africa

327. Meetings with CGIAR and World Bank Officials,  7-11 July 2001, Washington DC , USA

328. Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for Agriculture and Food System (GCHERA), 12-14 July 2001, San Francisco, California, USADiscussant Prof Dr Adel El-Beltagy Theme (1)  ‘New Science in a New Century: Agricultural Research, Life Sciences and Information Technology’

329. Duty travel to UC Davis to discuss with high level university officials ways and means of strengthening collaboration with ICADA, 15-17 July 2001

330. Third Integrated Natural Resource Management Conference, 28-31 August 2001 CIAT, Cali, ColombiaMember of CDC Task Force on NRM addressing the CGIAR wide strategy for INRM research

331. IFPRI’s 2020 International Conference on ‘Sustainable Food Security for all by 2020’, 4-6 September 2001, Bonn , Germany

332. Fund-raising/official meetings in Bonn , 6-8 September 2001, Bonn , Germany

333. International Scientific Symposium of the Jubilee Celebrations of the Center for Tropical and 11Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry, 7 September 2001, Goettingen, Germany

334. 5th Central Asia and the Caucasus/ICARDA Regional Coordination Meeting, 17-20 September 2001, Tashkent, Uzbekistan - Welcome Statement

335. Annual Regional Coordination Meeting of the Nile Valley and red sea Regional Program (NVRSRP), 23-27 September 2001, Cairo, EgyptInaugural Address

336. 81st Meeting of the CGIAR Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), 24-29 September 2001, CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia

337. The high level Ministerial Meeting, 7-8 October 2001, Geneva, Switzerland , and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) COP5 Workshop 9-10 October 2001, Rome, Italy Statement by the Director General

338. GFAR/IFAD Workshop on Global Partnership Programmes, 9-10 October 2001, Rome, ItalyModerator of Session (2) – Panel on Stakeholders’ Involvement in Setting and Implementing an Agricultural Research Agenda

339. Official visit to European Commission on 11 October 2001, Brussels, Belgium - Presentation given to European Union

340. The World Food Prize International Symposium – 15th Anniversary Celebration:  ‘Risks to the World Food Supply in the 21st Century”, 18-20 October 2001, Des Moines , Iowa , USA

341. CGIAR  Center Directors Committee Meeting (CDC), 25-26 October 2001, The World Bank, Washington DC , USA

342. CGIAR Annual General Meeting (AGM01), 30 October – 1 November 2001, The World Bank, Washington DC , USA - Presentation

343. 41st Executive Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 4-5 November 2001, DoubleTree Hotel, Washington DC , USA

344. Brainstorming Meeting on Agricultural Research Priority Setting for West Asia  Sub-region, 18-19 November 2001, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming Address

345. Swiss Project on Syrian Steppe holds Workshop on “Dryland Resources Management: Decision-making Processes and Tools”, 19-21 November 2001, ICARDA, Aleppo Opening Statement

346. The Centennial Celebrations of the Uzbek Research Institute of Horticulture and Viticulture, 21-24 November 2001, Tashkent , Uzbekistan Opening Address

347. Meeting with H.E. Uzbekistan’s Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources to strengthen cooperation in agricultural research between Uzbekistan and ICARDA, 21-24 November 2001

348. International Workshop on Rural Development Strategies in the GAP Region: From Vision to Action, 26-30 November 2001, Dicle University , Urfa , Diyarbakir , Turkey Welcoming Address and Session Chair.

349. The 2nd Meeting of the Ad-hoc group of Observetoire du Sahel et Sahara (OSS) Executive Board Members, 29-30 November 2001, Rabat , Morocco

350. Invited guest by the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs , 5 January 2002, Cairo, EgyptPresentation on ‘New Science, New Approaches, new Hope for Agriculture in the Dry Areas’

351. Signing a Twinning Agreement between ICARDA and the Central Laboratory for Agricultural expert Systems (CLAES) and a Cooperative Agreement between ICARDA and the Desert Research Center (DRC), 9 January 2002, Cairo , Egypt

352. Consortium on Restoring Food Security and Rebuilding the Agricultural Sector of Afghanistan – First Stakeholders Meeting, 20-21 January 2002, Tashkent, UzbekistanWelcome Statement and Presentation

353. Expert Consultation Meeting on IPM – GH Ventilation and Cooling  and APRP Regional Technical Coordination Meeting, 20-23 January 2002, Kuwait

354. Official meeting with H.E. Mr Saeed Mohamed Al-Raqbani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, 25 January 2002, Dubai, UAE

355. The 2nd Regional Steering Committee Meeting of Arabian Peninsula Regional Program (APRP), 26 January 2002, AFESD, Kuwait Opening Address

356. Third Annual Steering Committee Meeting of ‘Integrated Feed Livestock Production in the steppes of Central Asia’, 3-4 February 2002, ICARDA, AleppoWelcoming Remarks

357. Fourth Annual Meeting of Mashreq-Maghreb Steering Committee, 5-6 February 2002, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming Address

358. SGRP/GRPC/CG-SO Workshop on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, 18-20 February 2002, IRRI, Manila, Philippines Observer

359. 14th Meeting of the CGIAR Genetic Resources Policy Committee (GRPC), 21-22 February 2002, Manila , Philippines Member of the Committee

360. Official visits to CGIAR Chair and Director, USDA, Future Harvest Staff, The World Bank and USAID Senior Officials, 24 February through  1 March  2002, Washington DC, USA

361. Official visit to Institute of Genomics Research (TIGR), 27 February - 07 March 2002, Rockville, Maryland Seminar on ICARDA’s biotechnology research – Presentation: An Introduction to ICARDA

362. Third Session of the Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS) Executive Board, 11-12 March 2002, Nouakchott, MauritaniaRound Table discussion on Water Resources in the OSS zone: Which future?

363. Meeting with H.E. Mauritania’s Prime Minister  and other high-level officials of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to strengthen cooperation,  13-14 March 2002, Nouakchott, Mauritania

364. ‘International Conference on Biotechnology & Sustainable Development: Voices of the South & North’ Conference,, 16-20 March 2002, Bibliotheca Alexandria , Egypt - Keynote speaker: “The Arid Lands Experience: Crop Improvement in the Dry Areas”

365. Meeting on the Development of a Regional Program for Sustainable Development in Rainfed Areas of West Asia and North Africa (WANA), 23-24 March 2002, ICARDA, Aleppo - Welcoming/Opening statement and introduction

366. Second International Workshop on Barley Leaf Blights (IWBLB), 7-11 April 2002, ICARDA Headquarters, Aleppo Welcoming Address

367. The International Symposium on ‘Optimum Resources Utilization in Salt-Affected Ecosystems in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions’ organized by the Desert Research Center, 8-10 April 2002, Cairo, Egypt 

368. CGIAR Second Meeting of the Executive Council (ExCo II), 16-17 April 2002, London, United KingdomPresentation on “Sustainable Agriculture in the Dry Areas

369. 36th Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 30 April - 3 May 2002, ICARDA, Aleppo Report to the Board

370. UNESCO/UNU/ICARDA International Workshop on Desertification: Rehabilitation of Degraded Drylands and Biosphere Reserves, 2-3 May 2002, ICARDA Aleppo -  Presentation: ‘ICARDA’s Experience in the Rehabilitation of Degraded Dry lands in CWANA and North Africa region’.

371. ICARDA’s 25th Anniversary (4 May 2002) - Opening Address: 25th Anniversary Commemoration  and the International Workshop on’ Agriculture, Environment and Human Welfare in WANA’, 5-7 May 2002 in collaboration with the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP) and the International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC) – Presentation: The Challenge for West Asia and North Africa Within the Changing Global Context

372. Central-West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) Consultation Meeting on Agricultural Research Priority Setting, 8-10 May 2002, ICARDA, AleppoWelcoming Address.

373. Meeting with FAO Director General /Senior Officials on 20 May 2002, Rome , Italy

374. CGIAR Centers Directors Committee (CDC) Workshop Retreat and business Meeting, 21-24 May 2002, IPGRI, Rome , Italy

375. Launching the CGIAR System Office – McKinsey presentation to CDC Workshop on 22 May, 2002, Rome , Italy

376. Regional Meeting on Agricultural Research Priority Setting, 8-10 May 2002, ICARDA, Aleppo -  Welcome/Opening Statement

377. 40th Anniversary of International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM): Symposium on the Cooperation for the Development  of the Mediterranean Region, 6 June 2002, Brussels , Belgium Presentation on ICARDA/CIHEAM Collaboration in Human Resource Development and Research in the WANA Region – Ties that Bind’

378. Meetings with European Commission Officials on 7 June 2002, Brussels , Belgium A Presentation to Representatives for the European Union on “The Future Harvest Consortium to Rebuild Agriculture in Afghanistan

379. World Food Summit : Five Years Later, 10-13 June 2002, FAO, Rome . Side Event: The Anti-Hunger Programme.

380. Increasing Agricultural Productivity: The contribution of Biotechnology – side event at the World Food Summit sponsored by the CGIAR and the United States Delegation to the WFS five Years later, Tuesday 11 June 2002, The Excelsior Hotel, Rome, Italy

381. Meetings with FAO Officials on 14 June 2002, Rome , Italy

382. Fifth Steering Committee Meeting of the CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus, 22-27 June 2002, Tashkent, Uzbekistan   - Inaugural Address as Chair of CDC Task Force for CAC

383. Third Meeting  of the Coordination Committee: Central Asia and Transcaucasian Network on Plant  Genetic Resources (CATCN-PGR).  Director General calls on Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister, 22-23 June  2002, Tashkent , Uzbekistan Inaugural Address

384. Executive Committee Meeting of the CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus, 24 June 2002, Tashkent , UzbekistanWelcome remarks

385. Wrap-up Workshop on ‘Livestock Needs Assessments for Afghanistan14-17 July 2002, ICARDA, Aleppo Opening Address

386. ESCWA Workshop on ‘Technology Employment and Poverty Alleviation in the Arab Countries, 16-18 July 2002, Beirut, LebanonPresentation on ICARDA’s contribution to poverty alleviation through  improved agricultural technologies;  Panel member of the ‘Round Table on Reducing Poverty and Creating Job Opportunities through Technology’

387. CIMMYT/ICARDA joint Meeting on wheat research program, 22-23 July 2002, UC Davis, California , USA

388. Official inauguration ceremony of Japan-funded seed processing plant of the General Organization for Seed Multiplication, 31 July 2002, Aleppo

389. ICARDA/ICRISAT joint DPA Pre-Proposal Workshop on ‘Desertification, Poverty and Agriculture: Building Livelihoods, Saving Lands’, 4-8 August 2002, ICARDA, Aleppo -  Welcoming Address

390. The First Steering Committee of the Future Harvest Consortium to Rebuild Agriculture in Afghanistan, 7-8 August 2002, ICARDA, AleppoWelcoming Address

391. The World Summit Meeting on Sustainable Development (WSSD), 26 August – 4 September 2002, Johannesburg, South AfricaPresentation: CGIAR representation; statement on Mobilizing Science for Growth and Sustainable Development; Panelist in a plenary session

392. 2020 Vision - Sustainable Food Security for All by 2020, 4-6 September 2002, Bonn, Germany

393. Program Planning Meeting of CIMMYT/ICARDA Joint Wheat Program Discussion, September 8-9, 2002, Cairo , Egypt

394. The Annual Regional Meeting of Dryland Agrobiodiversity Project, 13-16 September 2002, Amman, Jordan Welcoming Address

395. The Fourth Meeting  of the Integrated natural Resource management (INRM) Task Force of the CGIAR, 16-19 September 2002, ICARDA, AleppoOpening Address

396. 4th Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of the CIHEAM Member Countries, 21 September 2002, Beirut, Lebanon Paper on ‘the Challenge of managing Scarce water Resources in the Mediterranean Region’.

397. CGIAR Third Meeting of the  Executive  Council (ExCoIII) 23-24 September 2002, Washington DC , USA CDC Chair

398. Annual Coordination Meeting of ICARDA CAC Program, 23-25 September 2002, Dushanbe, TajikistanPresentation given by Dr Saxena on behalf of Prof Adel El-Beltagy  “Sustainable Agriculture in the Dry Areas”

399. Official visit to Tajik Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 27-29 September 2002Formal conferring of the 1st foreign Member of the Academy – Presentation on ‘Role of ICARDA in Central Asia and the Caucasus

400. Meeting with Tajik Prime Minister, 28 September 2002, Dushanbe

401. Review the progress made under the Future Harvest Consortium to Rebuild Agriculture in Afghanistan (FHCRAA), 6-8 October 2002, Kabul , Afghanistan

402. Meeting with Afghanistan President H.E. Mr Hamid Karzai, 7 October 2002, Kabul, Afghanistan

403. Meeting with Pakistan’s Minister for Food and the Agriculture and Livestock and Minister for Science and Technology, 8-9 October 2002

404. 7th Summit Meeting of the Heads of States of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member countries, 14 October 2002, Istanbul, Turkey, statement of the future of dry areas and the possible role of  ICARDA/CGIAR centers

405. Twelfth Regional Coordination Meeting of the Nile Valley and Red Sea Regional Program (NVRSRP), 14-17 October 2002, Cairo, Egypt Welcoming Statement

406. CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC) Meeting, 24-25 October 2002, IRRI, Los Banos, Philippines

407. CGIAR Annual General Meeting (AGM02), 28 October - 1 November  2002,  Los Banos, Manila, Philippines Presentation as incoming CDC Chair  on ‘Improving human health halving hunger and poverty by 2015’

408. The World Bank Consultation Meeting, 6-8 November 2002, Dublin , Ireland

409. Annual Meeting of the US Tri-Society American Society of Agronomy (ASA); Crop Science Society  of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), Symposium on Combating Drought, 10-14 November 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAKeynote Address on Combating Drought in Dryland  Agriculture.

410. ASA/CSSA/SSSA Meeting, 13 November 2002, Indianapolis, USA -  Presentation on Symposium:  Challenges and Strategies of Dryland Agriculture into the New Millennium - An Integrated Collaborative Research Strategy for Dryland Agriculture: ICARDA’s Perspective

411. 42nd Executive Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 18-19 November 2002, ICARDA, Aleppo

412. Future Harvest Consortium to Rebuild Agriculture in Afghanistan ,  (FHCRAA): Wrap-up Workshop for Needs Assessments on Soil & Water  and Seeds & Crop Improvement, 18-20 November 2002, ICARDA, Aleppo -  Chair of the consultian - Opening Statement

413. 2nd International  Agronomy Congress ‘Balancing Food and Environmental Security – A continuing Challenge, 26-30 November 2002, New Delhi, IndiaKeynote address and Chairperson of Congress Sessions: Sustainable management of Dryland Farming Systems in Central and west Asia and North Africa

414. Stakeholders Meeting on the Challenge Program: ‘Unblocking Genetic Diversity in Crops for the Resource-Poor’, 11-16 January 2003, Alexandria Library, Egypt

415. Official travel to Islamic Development Bank (IDB), 13 January 2003, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

416. Regional Symposium on the Role of Technical and Professional Education and Training in Rural Development’ 26-29 January, ICARDA, Aleppo Inaugural Address.

417. ICARDA/CIMMYT Joint Meeting: Review the ongoing tripartite collaboration in the International Winter Wheat Improvement Project , 4-5 February 2003, Ankara , Turkey

418. Center Directors Committee (CDC) Retreat, and one day meeting with CGIAR Chair and Director, 7-11 February 2003, ISNAR, The Hague , Netherlands CDC Chair, Opening Remarks.

419. Director General of ICARDA & CIMMYT meet with H.E. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Ankara, to discuss strengthening international collaboration on Winter Wheat Improvement, 5 February 2003, Turkey

420. 25th Anniversary Session of IFAD’s Governing Council, 19-20 February 2003, IFAD, Rome, Italy - Co-Chair of a Panel discussion, a Presentation on ‘Achieving the Millennium Goals by Enabling the Rural Poor to Overcome their Poverty

421. Donor Meeting of ICARDA/Global Mechanization of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on the Programme on Sustainable Development in the Rainfed Areas of WANA, 20 February 2003, IFAD, Rome, ItalyReport as Co-Chair

422. The World Bank Consultation Workshop for Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) - “World Bank Strategy for Rural Development: Reaching the Poor’, 23-24 February 2003, Cairo, Egypt  followed by an “International Assessment of the Role of Agricultural Science and technology in Reducing Hunger, Improving Rural Livelihoods and Stimulating Economically Sustainable Growth”, 25-26 February 2003, Cairo, Egypt  Opening Statement at  the joint Session

423. Visits high-ranking officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, JICA, and the United Nations University (UNU), 11-15 March 2003 Tokyo,  Japan

424. Vsits the Japanese International Research Center for Agricultural Services (JIRCAS),  to forge research collaboration with ICARDA, 12 March 2003 Tsukuba , Japan - Presentation at JIRCAS:  Water and Agriculture in CWANA 

425. ICARDA sponsored Workshop on ‘Sustainable Management of Scarce Water Forum at the Third World Water Forum’ (WWF), 16-23 March 2003, Kyoto, Japan Presentation

426. The Ministerial Meeting on Water for Food and Agriculture held by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 22 March 2003, Otsu, Shiga, Japan

427. ICARDA sponsored Workshop on ‘Sustainable Management of Scarce Water Forum at the Third World Water Forum’ (WWF) 16-23 March 2003, Kyoto, JapanSustainable Management of Scarce Water Resources in Dry Areas, organized by ICARDA & UNU on 19 March, Kyoto, followed by the Ministerial Meeting on ‘Water for Food and Agriculture’, 21 March 2003, Kyoto, Japan -   Invited Speaker

428. BioVision 2003, The World Life Science Forum, 8-11 April 2003, Lyon , France

429. Official visits to Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Geneva, Switzerland, Institute of Technology (ETH Zentrum , Zurich), Swiss Center for International Agriculture (ZIL) and Syngenta foundation in Berne, 14-15 April, 2003, SwitzerlandPresentation at Syngenta foundation, Switzerland “Sustainable Agriculture to Alleviate Poverty”

430. Genebank Initiative meeting to safeguard Plan Genetic Heritage of the Arab World, 6-7 May 2003  - ICARDA, AleppoWelcoming Remarks

431. CGIAR Center Directors Committee (CDC), May 11-12, 2003, ISNAR, The Hague , The Netherlands Opening Remarks and Welcome (CDC Chair)

432. Joint Meeting of the Center Board Chairs (CBC) and the Center Directors Committee (CDC), 13-14 May 2003, ISNAR, The Hague, The NetherlandsOpening Remarks and Introductions

433. CGIAR Fourth Meeting of the Executive Council, 16-17 May 2003, Paris, FranceCenter Director's 11Committtee Chair

434. 34th Program Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 19-20 May 2003, Tashkent , Uzbekistan

435. 37th Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 21-22 May 2003, Tashkent , Uzbekistan

436. ICARDA’s Annual Presentation Day, 26 May 2003, ICARDA, Aleppo Address

437. The 6th Program Steering Committee Meeting of the CGIAR Program on Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC) at the Uzbek Scientific Production Center for Agriculture, 5-7 June 2003 Tashkent, UzbekistanChair of the steering committee -Opening Statement

438. Donor Support Group Meeting for CAC Program, Hotel Shodlik Palace , 6 June 2003, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

439. Executive Committee Meeting of the CGIAR Program for CAC, 6 June 2003, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Chair of the committee

440. The World Bank Agricultural S&T Consultative Process Steering Committee Meeting, 12-13 June 2003, University College of Cork, Ireland

441. The World Bank/CGIAR Partnership Meeting , 16-19 June 2003, and official meetings 20-27 June 2003, Washington DC, USA

442. The CGIAR Second Robert S McNamara Seminar,  Agriculture, Growth and Human Security – the Role of Agriculture and Agricultural Research in generating growth and post disaster Reconstruction;  2 July 2003, Tokyo, Japan -  Invited Speaker: ‘Agriculture in Post-Disaster Situations: The Central and  West Asia Experiences’.

443. Eighty Fourth Meeting of CGIAR Interim Science Council/TAC84, 9-13 June 2003 FAO Headquarters, Rome , Italy

444. Second Steering Committee Meeting of ICARDA-led Future Harvest Consortium to Rebuild Agriculture in Afghanistan (FHCRAA), 28-29 July 2003, Kabul , Afghanistan Chair of the steering committee

445. Official visit to Islamabad , 30-31 July 2003, Pakistan

446. Interim Science Council iSC/TAC 85 Meeting, 30-31 August, University of California, Berkeley, USA and UC Davis 1-5 September 2003

447. Official visit to CIDA and IDRC, 5-10 September 2003, Ottawa , Canada Presentation at  CIDA “Glimpses of ICARDA’s Work and Agriculture in the dry Areas: An Introduction to ICARDA

448. The CGIAR Second System Office Workshop, 12-13 September, 2003, CGIAR Secretariat, Washington DC , USA

449. The 7th International Conference on Development of Dry Lands: Sustainable Development and Management of Dry Lands in the 21st Century (ICDD), 14-17 September 2003, Tehran, Iran Chair of the conference - Keynote Presentation on “Dryland Development research at ICARDA: An Overview

450. CGIAR Fifth Meeting of the Executive Council (ExCoV), 19 September 2003, Washington DC , USA  Center Directors' Committtee Chair

451. The Third Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for Agriculture (GCHERA), 22-24 September, Kiev , Ukraine Invited paper: ‘Challenges of Agricultural Development in Dry Areas – Impact of Research and Education’

452. Signing 5-year Collaborative Agreement with Turkmenistan , 24 September 2003

453. 7th ICARDA/Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC) Regional Coordination Meeting, 26-28 September 2003, Yerevan , Armenia Inaugural/Opening Address

454. The CGIAR Auditors Professional Development Week, 30 September -3 October, 2003, ICARDA, Aleppo Inaugural address

455. Eighteenth National Coordination Meeting: Collaborative Research Program between the Syrian Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform and ICARDA, 2-3 October 2002, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming Address

456. The Second Biennial International Conference on Agricultural Science and Technology (ICAST), 12-15 October 2003, Texas A&M UniversityKey-note Presentation on Post-conflict Rehabilitation of Agriculture Sector in the Central and West North Africa (CWANA) Region through Application of Science and Technology

457. The World Food Prize International Symposium, 16-17 October 2003, Des Moines , USA

458. Center Directors Committee (CDC) Meeting, 24-26 October 2003, Nairobi , Kenya Opening Remarks

459. CGIAR Annual General Meeting (AGM03) Centers’ Forum, 27 October 2003, Nairobi , Kenya Presentation on Combating Water Poverty

460. Center Directors Committee (CDC) Meeting with CGIAR Chair/Director, 26 October 2003, Nairobi , Kenya

461. The CGIAR Annual General Meeting (AGM03), 27-31 October 2003, Kenya, NairobiPresentation given as out-going  CDC Chair during the Stakeholders Meeting  Contributions of the CGIAR Centers to Meeting Millennium Development Goals’

462. Center Directors Committee (CDC) Luncheon Meeting with Jeff Sachs, Pedro Sanchez and Members of the Hunger Task Force, 30 October 2003, Nairobi , Kenya

463. ICARDA/Iraq 9th National Coordination Meeting, 16-17 November 2003, Amman , Jordan Opening address

464. APAARI Expert Consultation on Strengthening Regional Agricultural Information System: Role of ICT in ARD and Status of Regional Research Networks and Consortia, 1-4 December 2003, AIT, Bangkok, ThailandChairperson of the Plenary Session

465. The Planning Workshop of Water Project Irrigated Benchmark Site Launched in Cairo, to develop work plans for benchmark site in Egypt and the satellite sites in Sudan and Iraq, 6-8 January 2004, Cairo, Egypt   Opening Address 

466. International Conference on Biological Sciences, Development and Society (IUBS), 18-22 January 2004, Cairo , Egypt - Presentation “ Contribution of Biological Sciences to Enhancing Food Security and Improving Livelihood of the Poor: The Experience of ICARDA

467. ICARDA and the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) Day, 14 February 2004, Dhaka , Bangladesh Presentation:ICARDA’s Contribution to Food and Nutritional Security in the Developing World’

468. Regional Workshop on ‘Agricultural Research Systems and Strategies in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCCC), 23-25 February 2004, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming Statement

469. 27th Session of IFAD’s Governing Council, 18-20 February 2004, Rome, Italy - Panel & Roundtable discussions: Trade and Rural Development  and the Fund’s Regional Operations

470. ESSD Week 2004 – Consolidated Agenda for March 1-5 and ESSD: Learning Week, The World Bank, Agriculture & Rural Development Department, March 8-12, Washington , USA .

471. Third Meeting of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Board, 8-11 March 2004, UN HQ, Nairobi , Kenya', Member of the board

472. Board Fund-raising Campaign in Europe, 14-22 March 2004 (Brussels, Frankfurt, Cologne and London)  - Presentation to the Representatives of the European Commission (EC) on 15 March 2004 “The Role of ICARDA in Enhancing Food Security in the dry Areas of Central and West Asia and North Africa”

473. Agriculture Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020. April 1-3, 2004, Kampala, Uganda. “Agricultural development and food security in North Africa: Constrains and opportunities”. Parallel Session; Priorities for Actions: Perspectives from Northern Africs. Panelist.

474. 9th General Conference of Association of Agricultural Research Institution in the Near and North Africa (AARINENA), 11-13 April 2004 and AARINENA Executive Committee Meeting, 13 April 2004, Muscat, OmanPresentation

475. The Arab Water Council (AWC) Launching Meeting, 14 April 2004, Cairo , Egypt

476. 38th Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, DG Presentation, 19-24 April 2004, ICARDA, Aleppo

477. 37th General Assembly of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), 27-30 April 2004, Amman , Jordan - Presentation

478. Center Board Chairs Committee (CBC) Meeting and Center Directors Committee (CDC) Meetings, 5-7 May, 2004, ICARDA, Aleppo

479. Center Directors Committee (CDC) Meeting with CGIAR Chair and Director, 7 May 2004, ICARDA, Aleppo

480. Inaugural Meeting of the CGIAR Science Council, 12-15 May 2004, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcome Address

481. International Conference on Living with the Desert, organized by Tottori University, the United Nations University and the Japan Association for Arid Land Studies, 19-21 May 2004, Tokyo, Japan -  Invited key-note papers:  ‘Harnessing New Science to Combat Desertification’ given on 19 May at UNU, Tokyo

482. ‘Workshop on Capacity Building for Combating Desertification’, Arid land Research Center (ALRC), Tottori University, 21 May 2004, Japan - Presentation on Combating Water Poverty in the Dry Areas

483. Official Meetings with Asian Development Bank (ADB) Senior Officials, 24 May 2004, Manila , The Philippines Presentation to ADB

484. Regional Workshop on Palm Development  in the Arabian Peninsula, 26-30 May 2004, Abu Dhabi, UAEOpening Statement

485. Director General receives Kyrgyz Parliamentary Delegation to ICARDA  Research Station in Tel Hadya (31 May – 1 June 2004) and joins the Delegation to  Egypt (3-4 June 2004).

486. 7th Steering Committee Meeting of the CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC), 6-8 June 2004, Baku, Azerbaijan Chair of the steering committee - Opening Address

487. Executive Committee Meeting of the CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC), 8 June 2004, Baku,  Azerbaijan - Welcome remarks

488. The World Bank Hub Training/Study Tour of the Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD), 12-16 June 2004, ICARDA, Aleppo - Opening Address

489. 75th Anniversary of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 23-26 June 2004, Moscow, and official travel to Saint Petersburg Vavilov Plant Research institute, USSR

490. Center Directors Committee (CDC) Program Advisory Committee (PAC) Consultative Meeting of the ISNAR/IFPRI Program Advisory Committee, 7-9 July  2004, ILRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

491. Center Directors Committee (CDC) Collective Action Retreat, 8-9 July 2004, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

492. The Second International Conference on Sunn Pest on ‘Enhancing International Cereal Production Capacity for Food Security’ sponsored by University of Vermont, USA; the Arab Society for Plant Protection and ICARDA, 19-22 July 2004, ICARDA, Aleppo – Welcoming Address

493. Dialogue with Partners on the Global Open Agriculture and Food University of the CGIAR, 26 August 2004, IFPRI HQ, Washington DC , USA

494. Technical Experts and Resource Persons (TERP) of the CGIAR Working Group on Performance Measurement (WGPM), 31 August - 1 September 2004, CGIAR Secretariat, Washington DC , USA, Member of the working group

495. Second Meeting of the CGIAR Science Council (SC), 6-10 September 2004, FAO HQs, Rome, Italy

496. Working Group on Performance Measurement (WGPM) to discuss the recommendations of the TERP on the subject, 12 September 2004, Sheraton, Rome , Italy, Member of the working group

497. CGIAR Seventh Meeting of the Executive Council, 13-14 September 2004, Rome, Italy - Observer

498. Third Workshop of the CGIAR System Office (SO) as CDC-representative member of the Steering Committee of the System Office of the CGIAR, 16-17 September 2004, FAO, Rome, Italy

499. ESCWA Arab-International Forum on Rehabilitation and Development in the occupied Palestinian Territory : Towards an Independent State, 11-14 October 2004, Beirut , Lebanon

500. Global Horticulture Needs Assessment jointly organized by University of California and the World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), 18-19 October 2004, Davis, California

501. Joint Meeting of the Center Board Chairs Committee (CBC) and the Center Directors Committee Chair (CDC) of the CGIAR, 21-22 October, 2004, El-Batan, Mexico City, Mexico.

502. Meeting of the Center Directors Committee Chair(CDC) of the CGIAR, 21-23 October 2004, El-Batan , Mexico City

503. Center Directors Committee Chair (CDC) Meeting with the WB Senior Vice President and Chief Economist (Mr Francois Bourguignon), during Centers and Members Day (AGM04), Monday 25 October 2004 Mexico City, Mexico ,

504. CGIAR Annual General Meeting, October 25-29, 2004, Mexico City , Mexico

505. Luncheon meeting for the CGIAR Program for CAC on Centers and Members Day on 25 October, Mexico City, MexicoWelcoming/Opening Address

506. 44th Executive Committee Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 5-6 November 2004, Muscat, Oman Statement at the Opening Session

507. Official Inauguration of ICARDA Office in Pakistan   and Country Agreement Signing Ceremony, 9-10 November 2004, Islamabad , Pakistan

508. Inaugural Meeting of Science & Technology in Society (STS) Forum, 14-16 November 2004, Kyoto , Japan . Presentation: ‘Ethical Aspects of GM Crops for Developing Countries’ - (Co-Chair)

509. Faculty Meeting at JIRCAS, 17 November 2004, Tokyo, Japan Presentation “Post-Conflict Rehabilitation of Sustainable Agriculture in West Asia

510. Signing Agreement with Government of the United Arab Emirates -  H.E. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, 22-24 November 2004, Dubai

511. CGIAR Senior Leadership Program, Harvard Business School, 5-10 December 2004, Boston, USA

512. Director general meets with  USAID Officials to discuss status of USAID/ICARDA collaboration, 11-13 December 2004, Washington DC , USA

513. CIHEAM Fifth Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture  of Mediterranean Countries , 15 December 2004, Paris , France Presentation of major challenges facing the region

514. The Regional Meeting of Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) on ‘Strategic Directions Towards the Integration of Agricultural Research in the Arab World’, 19-22 December 2004, Cairo, EgyptInvited paper: ‘The Strategic Guidance Towards Agricultural Research Integrity in the Arab World’

515. The First Founding Committee Meeting of the Arab Water Council (AWC), 3-5 January 2005, Dubai, UAE Address on ICARDA’s activities in relation t water scarcity research in WANA and the increased demand in light of the rapid population growth in the region

516. International Conference on Soil, Water and Environmental Quality – Issues and Strategies, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 28 January – 1 February 2005 New Delhi Invited Speaker: Managing Scarce Water Resources for Agriculture in the Dry Areas.

517. Workshop on Building Networks of People and Technology – A joint ICARDA, AHEAD, JICA, GCSAR and SINGER Project, 13 February 2005, ICARDA Headquarters, AleppoOpening Address

518. Third Steering Committee Meeting of the Future Harvest Consortium to Rebuild Agriculture in Afghanistan (FHCRAA), 23-24 February 2005, Kabul , Afghanistan - Chair of the steering committe - Opening address

519. Launching the Healing Wounds – A Strategic Study on the Role of the CGIAR Centers in Rebuilding Agriculture Across Countries in CWANA, 24 February 2005, Kabul, Afghanistan -  Presentation

520. Eighth ICARDA Central Asia Regional Coordination Meeting, 1-4 March 2005, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Welcome Address; Co-Chairing the inaugural session

521. Evening Lecture on ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Natural Resource Management in the Dry Areas’, 3 March 2005, Turkmen Agricultural  University

522. ICARDA delegation meet with high-ranking government officials to identify thematic priority areas to strengthen collaborative research, 11-14 March 2005, Khartoum , Sudan

523. The Technical Meeting of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Board, 19-21 March 2005, U.N., New York , USA -  Member of the board

524. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Seminar (to discuss the findings and reports of the assessment), 30 March 2005, Cairo , Egypt -   Member of the board

525. The First Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Twinning Agreement of Cooperation, 2-4 April 2005, University of Khartoum , Sudan

526. CGIAR Third Meeting of the Science Council (SC-3), IWMI, 4-9 April 2005, Colombo, Sri Lanka

527. The World Life Sciences Forum – BioVision, April, 11-15 April 2005, Lyon, France - Presentation

528. ‘ICARDA Day’ at the Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, 18 April 2005, Cairo, Egypt Address on “Meeting the Challenge of Food Security in Dry Areas

529. International Conference on Promoting Community-driven conservation and sustainable Use of Dryland Agrobiodiversity, 18-21 April 2005, ICARDA, Aleppo Welcoming Address

530. 39th Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, progress report, 25 April-1 May 2005, ICARDA, Aleppo Progress Report, presentation by the director general

531. Eight Meeting of the Steering Committee of the CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2-3 May 2005, ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria Inaugural address

532. Alliance Executive Meeting (AE) and Center Board Chairs (CBC) Meeting, The WorldFish Center , 4-6 May 2005, Penang , Malaysia

533. Combined Workshop of the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR and the 6th Task Force on Integrated Natural Resource Management, 13-16 June 2005, IRRI, Los Banos, The Philippines

534. The Arab Water Council (AWC) First MENA Regional Consultation Workshop -  a regional preparatory process to the 4th World Water Forum (WWF4) in Mexico March 2006. June 19-20, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.  

535. Heading ICARDA delegation dialog with high-ranking top government officials  to strengthen Tunisia/ICARDA Partnership, 19-24 June 2005, Tunisia

536. Arab Organization Agricultural Development (AOAD) Meeting  on ‘Agricultural Development Strategy in the Arab World for 2005-2025’, 28-30 June 2005, Amman , Jordan - Presentation

537. Conservation and Sustainable Use of Dryland agrobiodiversity in Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian National Authority and Syria – Ministerial Meeting for Signing the MOU for Promoting the Conservation of Agrobiodiversity and the Exchange of Genetic Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, 29 June 2005, Amman, Jordan

538. International Symposium on Perspectives of Research and Development for Improving Agricultural Productivity in Africa,   organized by Japan Forum on International Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development  (J-FARD)  in collaboration with  Japan International Research center for Arid Sciences (JIRCAS), 14-15 July 2005, Tokyo, Japan Presentation  at JIRCAS:  Improving the Productivity and Reliability of Rainfed Agriculture: ICARDA’s Research in North and east Africa

539. Press Conference at JIRCAS, 13 July 2005, Japan Presentation "ICARDA’s strategy for Agricultural research and Development in North and east Africa : the Potential of GM Crops"

540. Signing Agreement with OPEC Fund for International Development, 26 July 2005, Vienna , Austria

541. Fund-raising campaign with USAID and CGIAR Secretariat Official visits, 17-30 August 2005, Washington DC , USA

542. Memorial service for Bob Havener, 20 August 2005, Solvang , California , USA

543. Global Rust Initiative: Safeguarding the World’s Wheat Production, 9-10 September 2005, Nairobi , Kenya Inaugural Statement - Forewarned is Forearmed: keeping Rusts at Bay

544. Second Annual Meeting of  Science and Technology in Society Forum (STS), September 11-13, 2005, Kyoto , Japan

545. Extra-Ordinary Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 24-27 September 2005, ICARDA, Aleppo

546. Meeting Pro-Poor Public-Private Partnerships for Food and Agriculture: An International Dialogue, IFPRI, September 28-29, 2005, Washington DC , USA

547. Special Meeting of the Alliance Executive, IFPRI, 29 September 2005, Washington DC , USA

548. CGIAR Private Sector  - High-Level Workshop, 30 September 2005, National Press Club, Washington DC , USA

549. World Food Prize International Symposium “Confronting the Dual Global Challenges of Malnutrition and Obesity”, 12-14 October 2005 and the Laureate Award Ceremony on October 13th, Des Moines, Iowa

550. The 4th International Food Legumes Research Conference (IFLRC-IV) on Food Legumes for Nutritional Security and Sustainable Agriculture, 18-22 October 2005, New Delhi, India  Invited Speaker Plenary Lecture:  Genetic Enhancement Perspectives and an article for the Souvenir on ICARDA’s Research and Development Programme on Legume Crops

551. ICARDA Management Committee Retreat, 24-26 October 2005, Lattakia , Syria

552. CIMMYT BOT Meeting, 6-8 November 2005 ICARDA, Aleppo Welcome Address

553. World Science Forum - Knowledge, Ethics and Responsibility – 10-12 November 2005, Budapest , Hungary

554. FAO/ICARDA Workshop on The Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR), 15-17 November 2005, ICARDA, Aleppo Opening Address

555. Meeting of the Alliance Executive (AE) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, December 1-3, 2005, Marrakech , Morocco

556. Joint Meeting of the Alliance Board (AB) and the Alliance Executive (AE) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2 December 2005, Marrakech , Morocco

557. Memorial Lecture for  late Bob Havener held during CGIAR Annual General Meeting (AGM05), December 4, 2005, Marrakech, Morocco Presentation: A Tribute to Dr Robert D. Havener

558. CGIAR Annual General Meeting, 5-9 December 2005, Marrakech, MoroccoPresentation on Central and west Asia and North Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

559. Annual General Meeting (AGM05), 6 December 2005, Marrakech , Morocco Presentation on Impact of NRM Research in the CGIAR

560. First Governing Council Meeting of the Arab Water Council (AWC) held on 14-16 December 2005, Cairo , Egypt

561. First International Conference on Water Resources in the 21st Century, Bibliotheca Alexandria, 26-28 December 2005, Alexandria , Egypt

562. Official meeting with Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Afghanistan, 18-20 January 2006. Dubai, UAE.

563. Knowledge Society Symposium, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 1-2 February 2006, Alexandria, Egypt Invited Speaker – Science and Technology Policy.

564. ICARDA’s Extra-Ordinary Planning Meeting, 5-9 February 2006Opening Statement

565. IFAD’s Governing Council, 15-16 February 2006, Rome, Italy ‘Innovation Challenges – What’s new for the Rural Poor?” Invited Speaker – Round-table Discussions: Adaptive Research in Support of Pro-Poor Innovations for Agricultural and Rural Development: The Mashreq & Maghreb Project.

566. Third International Date Palm Conference, 19-21 February 2006, Abu Dhabi, UAEInaugural Address

567. International Year of Deserts and Desertification – 2006 - Eighth International Conference on Dry lands Development (ICDD) – Human and Nature – Working Together for Sustainable Development of Dry Lands, FAO, ICARDA, UNESCO, UNU, NSFC (China), ALRC (Japan), DRI (USD) and CAREER (China), 25-28 February 2006, Beijing, China.

        – Developed CWANA+ Network, a new South-South Partnership, which was launched by the United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo, Japan, and the International Center fot Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syria.

       – Key-note Presentation ‘Future Challenges to the sustainable use of Natural Resources in the Dry Areas’  and Chairperson of Panel Discussion; Abstract: Future Challenges to the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the Dry Areas- Chair of the conference

568. Fund Raising campaign with USAID and the World Bank for strengthening research cooperation in CWANA countries, 2-11 March 2006 - Presentation at USAID: Approaches Related to Integrated Natural Resources Management to ICARDA’.

569. Tunisia and ICARDA Celebrate 25 Years of Collaboration Agricultural Research - Honoring Prof Dr Adel El-Beltagy in a Scientific Forum held on 13 March 2006Opening Address

570. 4th World Water Forum: Local Actions for Global Challenges, 16-22 March, Mexico City , Mexico Invited Speaker

571. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center : Formal Launch of the Global Horticulture Initiative (GHI), 22-24 March 2006, Montpellier , France

572. Lecture at Tashkent Agricultural University, 1 April 2006, Uzbekistan Towards Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central and West Asia and North Africa .

573. Felicitation Function in honor of Prof Dr Adel El-Beltagy, Chairman AE Task-Force for CAC, Hotel Intercontinental, 3 April 2006, Tashkent , Uzbekistan -  Concluding Statement

574. 9th Meeting of the Steering Committee of the CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC), 3-5 April 2006, Tashkent, Uzbekistan - Special address and Co-Chairperson – Closing Remarks

575. CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC): Executive Committee Meeting, 4 April 2006, Tashkent , Uzbekistan Welcoming and concluding Remarks

576. Fund-raising campaign to Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Technologia Agraria Alimentaria (INIA), 7 April 2006, Madrid , Spain

577. The Alliance Board (AB) and the Alliance Executive (AE) joint meeting, 26-27 April 2006, (CIAT), Cali , Colombia

578. 40th Meeting of ICARDA Board of Trustees, 1-7 May 2006, ICARDA, Aleppo Director General Report to the Board and presentation

579. GFAR Steering Committee Meeting, 22-23 June 2006, Sana’a, Yemen - Chair of GFAR

580. AARINENA 10th General Conference, 25-27 June 2006, Sana’a, Yemen

581. STS Forum Annual Meeting 2006, 10-12 September 2006, Kyoto , Tokyo - Chairperson of the Concurrent Session B2:"Enhancing Food Security by Science"

582. CGIAR Executive Council (ExCo11), 17 October 2006, Paris , France - Member of the  Executive Council

583. The World Food Prize -20th Anniversary Celebration and Symposium, 18-20 October 2006, Des  Moines , Iowa

584. Expert Consultation on Agricultural Innovations: Linking Farmers to Market, and Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) General Assembly, 6-8 November 2006, New Delhi , India

585. Third GFAR Triennial Conference, 8-11 November 2006, New Delhi , India - Chair of GFAR, Welcoming the president of India Abdul kalam, Opening address

586. Conference on "The Issues and Problems of Scientific Research in the Arab World", Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 14-15 November 2006, Alexandria , Egypt Invited paper/Abstract

587. CGIAR Annual General Meeting, 4-7 December 2006, Washington DC , USA - Chair Of GFAR

588. BioVision, the 5th World Life Sciences forum, March 11-14, 2007, Lyon , France

589. Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Retreat, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, March 27-April 2, 2007, Alexandria , Egypt

590. The Executive Board Meeting, Global Crop Diversity Trust, April 2-6, 2007, Rome , Italy -  Member of the board

591. 2nd High-Level Committee on MDGs, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), May 3-4, 2007, Rome , Italy -  Member of the committe

592. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)/12th Executive Council (ExCo) Meeting & Alignment forum, May 15-17, 2007, Madrid, Spain - Member of the council

593. 19th Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)/Steering Committee Meeting, May 21-22, 2007, Cairo , Egypt,

594. 4th Forum of Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) General Assembly, June 10-16, 2007, Johannesburg , South Africa - Chair of GFAR

595. ERA-ARD International Conference, June 28-30, 2007, Brussels - Chair of GFAR

596. 8thConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)/SC, Aug. 27-31, 2007, Rome , Italy

597. 2nd Meeting of Executive Board for Global Crop Diversity Trust, Oct. 2-4, 2007, Svalbard,Norway

598. 4th Science & Technology in Society (STS) forum, Oct. 7-9, 2007, Kyoto , Japan

699. 13th Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)/Executive Council (ExCo) Meeting, Oct. 16-17, 2007, Rome , Italy

600. Annual General Meeting (AGM07) and Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Statutory Meetings, Nov 28 -Dec 7, 2007, Beijing , China - Chair of GFAR

601. Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Management Committee Meeting, Feb. 14, 2008, Rome , Italy

602. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)/Change Management Process/CIAT Meetings, Feb. 26-28, 2008, USA - Member of the  Management team 

603. Executive Board (EB3) Meeting, Global Diversity Trust Fund, April 1, 2008, Rome , Italy

604. BioVision, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, April 12-16, 2008, Alexandria , Egypt

605. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)/ Change Management Retreat/ Executive Council (ExCo14), 11-14 May 2008, Ottawa , Canada -  Member of the team

606. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/MDGs High-Level Committee, June 4-5, 2008, Rome , Italy, Member of the committe

607. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)/Change Management Retreat, July 13-15, 2008, Brussels - Memebr of the change team

608. 5th International Meeting of Forum of the Americas for Agricultural Research and Technology Development (FORAGRO), July 28-30, 2008, Montevideo , Uruguay, Chair Of GFAR

609. Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Steering Committee Meeting, July 31-Aug.1, 2008, Montevideo , Uruguay Chair Of GFAR

610. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)/ Change Management Retreat, Sept. 7-9, 2008, Manila - Memebr of the change team

611. International Conference on Agricultural Research Competence for Central Asia and the Caucasus, Celebrating 10 years of CAC Program (1998-2008), Poytaht Business Center, September 16, 2008, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

612. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Meeting to integrate Change plans, Sept. 17-19, 2008, Rome , Italy - Memebr of the change team

613. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)/ Executive Council (ExCo15) & Change Management Retreat, Sept. 29-Oct. 4, 2008, Lisbon -  Member of the Executive Council

614. 5thScience & Technology in Society (STS) forum, Oct. 5-7, 2008, Kyoto , Japan. Chair, GMOs for Food, Fiber and Fuel session .

615. 11th General Conference of Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East and North Africa (AARINENA), Annual Meeting, October 12-14, 2008, Damascus, Syria

616. The World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium "Confronting Crisis: Agriculture and Global Development in the next fifty years" October 15-17, 2008, Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel, Iowa, USA.

617. World Food Prize youth Institute - Small Group Session Faculty Experts and Discussion Moderators for Saturday, October 18, 2008. Discussion Moderator* DM, Lisbon, Portugal.

618. Executive Board (EB4) Meeting,  Global Diversity Trust Fund, Nov. 10-12, 2008, Rome , Italy

619. Annual General Meeting (AGM08) and Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Statutory meetings, Nov 24 - Dec 5, 2008, Maputo , Mozambique, Chair of GFAR

620. Executive Board (EB4) Meeting, Global Diversity Trust Fund (GDTF), Nov. 10-12, 2008, Rome, Italy

621. Annual General Meeting (AGM08) and Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Statutory Meetings, Nov 24, 2008, Maputo , Mozambique Chairman

622. The Arab Economics, Social and Development Summit "The Arab Private Sector and Civil Society Forum", Jan. 17-18 2009, Kuwait, Kuwait.  Invited Speaker "Food Security and Agricultural Sustainability Development in the Arab World".

623. Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)/Donors Support Group Meeting, Feb., 2-6, 2009, Rome 11, Italy

624. The 15th AFA Int'l Annual Fertilizers Form & Exhibition, Feb. 10-12, 2009, Cairo,  Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel, Egypt.

625. Bio Vision Meeting, March 8-11, 2009, Lyon, France

626. World Water Forum, March 16-22, 2009, Istanbul

627. Preparation of the Global Conference for Agricultural Research and Development (GCARD), April 20-21, 2009, Montpellier, Chair of GFAR

628. 21st Committee on Agriculture, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Ag Committee, April 22-25, 2009, Rome , Italy

629. Executive Board (EB5)/ Global Diversity Trust Fund (GDTF) Meeting, April 29-30, 2009, Philippines, Member of the board

630. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-High Level Meeting, May 4-6, 2009, Paris , France

631. Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East and North Africa (AARINENA)- ICT Workshop, May 17-20, 2009, Cairo , Egypt

632. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)- Executive Council (ExCo16), June 4-5, 2009, Cali , Colombia, Member of the council

633. Consultative Group (CG) Science Council /Science Forum, June 16-17, 2009, Wageningen Opening Remarks, Chair of GFAR

634. Bioethics Conference, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, July 15-16, 2009, Alexandria, Egypt Discussant in the session of “Agriculture and Environment”

635. Food Security Conference, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, July 17, 2009, Alexandria, Egypt Keynote Presentation

636. 6th Science & Technology in Society (STS) Annual Meeting, Oct. 3-6, 2009, Kyoto, Japan

637. World Food Prize, Des Moines, Oct. 14-16, 2009, Iowa, USA

638. Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) MTM, Nov., 2, 2009, Rome , Italy

639. Executive Council (ExCo17)/ Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Nov., 3-4, 2009, Rome, Italy, Member of the council

640. World Science Forum, Nov. 5-7, 2009, Budapest

641. Executive Board (EB6)/ Global Diversity Trust Fund (GDTF), Nov. 23-24, 2009, Rome , Italy, Member/Vice chair of the board

642. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Business Meeting, December 7-8, 2009, Washington DC, USA.

643. Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD), Copenhagen , Denmark , December, 10-13, 2009, Chair of GFAR

644. 5th Annual Meeting of Third World Academy for Science (TWAS), Bibliotheca-Alexandrina, December 21-22, 2009, Alexandria , Egypt

645. Meeting with the leaders of research inistitutions in France, Jan. 7-8, 2010, Paris , France

646. International Conference on Food Security and Climate Change in Dry Areas, Feb. 1-4, 2010, Amman, Jordan

647. International Workshop on Fast Growing Economics BRICS group, Feb., 8-10, 2010, Beijing, China.

648. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)-SRF, Feb. 12-13, 2010, Rome, Italy.

649. CGIAR 1st Fund Council Meeting& EU Meeting, Feb. 22-26, 2010, Brussels    

650. Global Conference for Agriculture Research and Development (GCARD) Conference, March 28-April 1, 2010, Montpelier, France, Chair of GFAR

651. Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Board of Trustees (BOT)Meeting, April 10-11, 2010, Alexandria, Egypt, Member of the Board

652. Bio Vision, Bibliotheca-Alexandrina, April 12-15, 2010, Alexandria, Egypt

653. Arabic Encyclopedia Of Life (AOEL) 1st Preparatory Meeting, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 16 April 2010, Alexandria , Egypt , Membre of the steering Committee

654. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), High-Level Committee of MDGs, May 19-20, 2010, Rome, Italy,  Membre of the Committee

655. International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) Meeting, June 11, 2010, Paris, France, Member of the board

656. 3rd Scientific Conference of the Mediterranean, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, June 21-22, 2010, Alexandria, Egypt.

657. Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD) Meeting, July 10-16, 2010, Montreal , Canada.

658. Official visit to Washington "USDA, USAID and the World bank" to enhance realtionship in support of sustainable agriculture in Egypt, July 15-27, 2010, Chair of the agriculture research and delopment in Egypt

659. 7th Annual Meeting Grid, Science & Technology in Society (STS) forum, October 2-5, 2010 Kyoto, Japan, Presentation 

660. Third World Academy for Science (TWAS) 21st General Meeting, Oct.,18-22, 2010 Hyderabad , India, Member of the council

661. Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, Oct. 31 - Nov.5, 2010, The Hague, The Netherlands

662. Global Diversity Trust Fund (GDTF), Donors' Council meeting, Nov. 19, 2010, Rome , Italy

663. Executive Board (EB8)/ Global Diversity Trust Fund (GDTF), Nov. 22-23, 2010,  Rome , Italy, Vice Chair OF the GDTF

664. 10th International Conference for Development of Drylands (ICDD), Dec. 12-15, 2010, Cairo , Egypt, Chair of the conference

665. IGN France International, Marriot Hotel, Dec. 19, 2010, Cairo , Egypt

666. International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) Board Meeting, Dec. 20-21, 2010, Tunisia

667. Third World Academy for Science (TWAS-ARO) 6th Annual Meeting, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Dec. 22-23, 2010, Alexandria , Egypt

668. The 34th International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Governing Council, Feb 19-20, 2011, Rome , Italy

669. Meeting with Dr. Mougou at International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), March 8-10, 2011, Paris , France

670. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/Panel Meeting-HQs, March 23, 2011, Rome , Italy

671. EU Forum on Rural Development, March 29-April 1, 2011, Palencia , Spain

672. 1st meeting science, Expo Milano, April 1-2, 2011 Bari, Italy

673. Bilateral Meeting with Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) FC Chair, April 4-7, 2011, Montpellier

674. Bibliotheca Alexandrina/Board of Trustees Meeting, April 9-10, 2011, Egypt

675. International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), Centers DGs, April 18-19, 2011, Paris , France, Chair of CIHEAM

676. Symposium on “To Abolish Hunger”, College de France, May 19-20, 2011 Invited Speaker-Presentation in the session "Promoting Successful Action"

677. High-level Executive Committee/MDGs, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), May 23-24, 2011, Rome , Italy, Member of the Committee

678. International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)- Brussels meeting with Chair of the EU Committee for Agriculture, May 24-26, 2011, Chair of CIHEAM

679. Forum – “Innovation: An Opportunity for the MENA region”, Centre de conference ministerial, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, May 31, 2011, Paris , France Presentation of a paper

680. International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) Governing Board, the 125th Meeting, June 9-10, 2011, Paris , France

681. CGIAR 5th Fund Council Meeting, July 5-8, 2011, Washington, Member

682. 3rd Tech. Steering Committee of A2DTRM Project, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, October 3-5, 2011, Alexandria , Egypt

683. 1st Orientation & Monitoring Meeting for the A2DTRM, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, October 6, 2011, Alexandria , Egypt

684. 8th Science & Technology in Society (STS) forum, October 2-4, 2011, Kyoto , Japan

685. 1st SCM, Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) Project, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, October 9-10, 2011, Alexandria , Egypt

686. World Food Day 2011, “The role of the Euro-Mediterranean policies and sustainable management of natural resources in the economic crisis: impact on prices and food security”, 17 October 2011, MAI-Bari, Italy – Keynote Speaker

687.  “Leadership for Peace” Conference, International Leadership Association, October 26-29, 2011, London, UK

688.    5th  Budapest World Science Forum, Nov. 16-19, 2011, Budapest.

689.   Third World Academy of Science (TWAS) 22nd General Meeting & 31st Council meeting, Nov. 20-24, 2011, Trieste , Italy , Member of the council

690. International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) Governing Board, the 126th Meeting, Dec. 8-9, 2011, Paris , France

691. Third World Academy for Science (TWAS-ARO) 7th annual meeting Poll Results, “Water, Nuclear and Renewable Energy: Challenges versus Opportunities”, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Dec. 28-29, 2011, Alexandria, Egypt – Keynote presentation: “Modernization of On-Farm Irrigation in Egypt .

692.   Global Peace Initiative of Women, UNEP, March 3-7, 2012, Kenya Discussant in the session entitled “Working with the Natural Forces”

693.   CIHEAM meeting, Mar. 20-22, 2012, Paris , France, Chair of CIHEAM

694.    Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Board of Trustees (BOT), April 21-22, 2012, Alexandria , Egypt .

695.    BioVision Alexandria 2012, “New Life Sciences: Linking Science to Society”, April 22-25, 2012, Alexandria, Egypt – Keynote presentation “Striving to Attain MDG 1 Targets by 2015 and Beyond”

696. The Governing Board meeting of CIHEAM, June 13-17, 2012, Marrakesh, Morocco - Chairman of the Board

697. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Second High-Level Round Table on the International Treaty. June 21, 2012, Rio de Janeiro.

698.   International Meeting to celebrate CIHEAM 50th Anniversary, June 28-29, 2012, Bari, Italy - Opening Remarks and Keynote presentation

699.  9th Science & Technology in Society (STS) forum, October 7-9, 2012, Kyoto , Japan - Speaker at "Developing Human Habitat: Adaptation to Climate Change"

700. Co-operation in the Mediterraneean, CIHEAM, Institut Agronomique Mediterraneen de Montpellier. October 19, 2012. Closing of the events of the 50th anniversary.  

701. First International Conference for GM Crops and Food, November 27-29, 2012, Cairo, Egypt - Chair of the Opening Session, discussant- Presentation

702. TWAS-ARO 8th Annual Meeting, "The Role of Science, Engineering and Technology in Achieving Sustainable Human Development in the Arab Region", December 30-31, 2012, Cairo, Egypt - Opening Remarks on behalf of TWAS members, keynote presentation, and Chair of the meeting of TWAS-ARO members (Fellows and Young Affiliates)

703.  50th anniversary of the independence of Algeria, February 18-21, 2013, Algeria.

704.  11th International Conference on Development of Drylans (ICDD) "Global Climate Change and its Impact on Food & Energy Security in the Drylands", March 18-23, 2013 , Beijing, China - Chairman of the conference.

705.  TWAS Roundtable on "Science and Diplomacy: Central  Europe and Southern Mediterranean", April 7-9, 2013, Budapest - Welcome Remarks, Keynote Presentation & "International Cooperation in Science" Paper.

706.  Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Board of Trustees (BOT), April 13-14, 2013, Alexandria, Egypt - Member of the Executive Board.

707.  The 133 European Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, June 15, Maich,2013, Greece - Keynote Speaker.

708. 129th CIHEAM GB, June 19-21,2013 , Paris, France - Chairman of the meeting.

709.  International Conference on Policies for Water and Food Security in Dry Areas. June 24-26, Cairo, Egypt.

710.  1st CIGR Inter-Regional Conference on Land and Water Challenges. September 10-14, 2013. Bari, Italy.

711. Ministerial conference for the near East and North Africa region"Water and Drought as Agricultural Challenges in the NENA Region and Beyond:The Contribution of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture", September 20-22, 2013, Muscat, Oman - Keynote presentation.

712. Regional Action on Climate Change (RACC5). "Coastal Cities: Risk from Climate Change and Natural Hazards", Oct. 1-5, 2013. Kyoto, Japan.

713. 10th anniversary meeting of Science and Technology in Society ,October 6-8, 2013, Kyoto, Japan, Speaker at "Adptation to Climate Change (RACC5)" session.

714. 3rd Africa Rice Congress "Rice science for food security through smallholder and Agri-business Development in Africa", October 21-24, 2014, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Member of the conference Advisory Committee.

715. World Science Forum: Science and Diplomacy, Nov. 24-27, 2013, Rio De JANEIRO, Brazil - Invited Speaker "Climate Change and the Nexus of Water, Food and Energy".

716. 130th Board CIHEAM SC & GB, Dec. 18-20, 2013, Paris, France - Chairman of the Board.

717.  TWAS-ARO 9th Annual Meeting, BA, Dec. 29-30, 2013, Alexandria, Egypt - Chairman of the meeting.

718. 10th Meeting of Agricultural Ministries of CIHEAM, Feb. 4-6, 2014, Algeria, Chair of CIHEAM, Opening Remark, Presentation.

719. Towards Achieving Inclusive Growth in Egypt-JICA Japan, FEPS Cairo universty & Brookings institute US, Feb. 25, 2014, Cairo, Egypt, Keynote presentation.

720. Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Board of Trustees (BOT), March 12, 2014, Cairo, Egypt, Member of the Executive Board.

721. China And Egypt : Global Relations and Development Path Conference, March 15, 2014, The American Universty, Cairo, Egypt.

722. 2nd Spirit Of Humanity Forum : The Power of Love and Compassion in Governance-Sharing Actions for Effective Change, April 10-12, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland.

723. Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Board of Trustees (BOT), March 4-5, 2014, Cairo, Egypt, Member of the Executive Board.

724. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Fourth High-Level Round Table on the International Treaty. Sept. 24, 2014. New York. USA. Member of the High-Level Panel.

725. 11th Annual Meeting, Science and Technology in Society Forum, Oct. 5-7, 2014. Kyoto. Japan. Session Chair, Speaker.

726. 55th Board of Trustees Meeting of International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). Oct. 10-15, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. Member of Board.

727. 25th General Meeting, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Oct. 25-29, 2014. Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Member of TWAS board.

728. The Enhanced Food Security in Arab Countries Project, Nov. 11-12. 2014. Kuwait. Presentation.

729. Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Agriculture, Nov. 27-28, 2014. Palermo, Italy. Co-Chair of the conference, Presentation.

730. 7th Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Summit, Jan. 2015, Berlin, Germany.

731. 4th AGCO Africa Summit, Jan. 2015, Berlin, Germany.

732. International Regional Action on Climate Change (RACC), Feb. 2015, Alexandria – Egypt.

733. Regional Action on Climate Change (RACC) at the STS Forum. "Adaptation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Sandai framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)". Oct. 3, 2015. Kyoto, Japan.

734. The 12th annual Meeting, Science and Technology in Society Forum. Oct. 4-6, 2015. Kyoto, Japan. Session Chair, Speaker in the Plenary Session 204A: Population & Resources.

735. TWAS 26th General Meeting & Regional Meetings. Nov. 21-24, 2015. Vienna, Austria. Council member, Chaired TWAS-ARO.

736. The TWAS-ARO 11th Annual Meeting “Green Economy: A Road Map for Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction in the Arab Region”. Dec. 16-17, 2015. Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. Presentation entitled “Impact of Climate Change on Sustainable Development in the Arab World: The Case of Egypt”.

737. Women Economic Forum (WEF 2016) WOMEN: UPLIFTING & UNITING THE WORLD. May 16-21, 2016. Pullman-Novotel, New Delhi, Aerocity, India. Invited Speaker.

738. The Egyptian Dutch Business Club (EDBC) seminar on "Egypt's Economic Outlook". Embassy of the Netherlands. May 29, 2016. Cairo, Egypt. Invited Speaker.

739.  The 12th International Conference on Dryland Development, August 21-24, 2016, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. IDDC Chair.

740.  The 13th Science & Technology for Society & Regional Action on Climate Change Meetings, Oct. 2-6, 2016. Kyoto, Japan. Session Chair, in the Plenary Session: Climate Change-Adaptation & Mitigation.

741. 1st International Agro-Biodiversity Congress, Nov. 6-9, 2016, Delhi-India. Chair of "Role of Stakeholders in Agrobiodiversity Management" Session.

742. TWAS Annual Meeting, Dec. 9-12, 2016, Amman, Jordan.

743. The TWAS-ARO 12th Annual Meeting “Sustainability in Food and Water: An Arab Viewpoint”, Dec. 18-19, 2016. The Arab Open University, Amman, Jordan. Presentation entitled “The impact of Climate Change on Food Production and Water availability in the Dry Areas in the Arab World”.

744. The Second Annual Global Trade Matters Summit on "Global Competitiveness" Ambassadors' Edition. Mar. 21, 2017, Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.

745. Launch Event for the "Labor Skills, Productivity, and Human Resource Management Study". May 16, 2017. Cairo, Egypt.

746. Regional Action on Climate Change (RACC9). "Integrating Adaptation into Socioeconomics and Environmental Policies and Action". Sept. 30, 2017. Kyoto, Japan

746. The 14th Science & Technology for Society & Regional Action on Climate Change Meetings, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2017. Kyoto, Japan. Session Chair, in the Concurrent Session: Earth Science "Water".

747. The 4th Annual meeting of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF), Organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Oct. 4-5, 2017, Tokyo, Japan.

748. The Eighth Scientific Research Conference, Jordan Society for Scientific Research (JSSR) Nov. 11, 2017. Amman, Jordan. Opening Session, presentation entitled "Impact of the Climate Change on Water and its Implications livelihood in the Arab World".

749. 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017, UN environmental Climate Action. Nov. 13-14 2017, Climate Action Domes, Deutsche Post DHL Group Post Tower, Bonn, Germany.

750. The Arab Water Council, 4th Arab Water Forum, “Sharing Water … Sharing Destiny”, Nov. 26-28 2017, Cairo, Egypt.

751. TWAS-ARO Roundtable on Responsible Science, Nov. 28-29 2017, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alex., Egypt.

752. International Seminar on Global Climate Change: Impacations on Agriculture and Water Sector. Dec. 14-16, 2017. Aurangabad, India.  

753. Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA), Annual Conference of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs “Egyptian-African relations … towards new horizons” Dec. 23-24, 2017. Cairo, Egypt.

754. The Third Egyptian Forum for The Marketing of Scientific Research Outputs, Dec. 26, 2017. Cairo, Egypt.

755. International Nanotechnology Scientists Forum. March 15, 2018. Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.

756. The National Conference on Scientific Research: Revealing Egyptian Potentials (REP). March 22-23, 2018. El-Massa Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.