International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
Our roundtables aim at exploring and discussing critical topics confronting contemporary societies in drylands, arid, and semi-arid regions and bring together key stakeholders and experts from relevant fields to reach constructive solutions. They are to provide a key forum for building on existing knowledge related to the issue of human security within the context of the ongoing desertification debate and bringing a diversity of perspectives together in informed dialogue, research and action. By developing new thinking, options, recommendations and initiatives, the forum should seek to find viable and long term constructive solutions on significant policy issues threatening the quality of life in the GCC, the Arab world as well as Iran and Pakistan.
The following Roundtables will be organized during ISDEHS 2006:
Can the current trends in land and water use resources guarantee a
Role of Local Bodies in Implementing the United Nations
Convention to Combat Desertification
Organized and moderated by
Dr. Farooq Ahmad, Department of Geography,
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Canceled: We regret that Dr. Ahmad cannot make it to Dubai, due to another conference.