International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security

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Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunities

The GCC Network for Drylands Research and Development offers opportunities for sponsorship in relation to our first "International Symposium on Drylands Ecology and Human Security" (IDEHS) that will be held in Dubai, December 4-7, 2006.
We invite for all types of sponsorship, with preference for the described sponsor packages below. However we would also be pleased to discuss a package tailored to meet your specific requirements. The call for sponsorship is now open. Sponsors interested in the conference are asked to forward their proposal to us before November 1.

ISDEHS 2006 is meant to be the first of a series of symposia intended to create the necessary platform for an ongoing dialogue between researchers and policy makers from the Arab world with the global scientific community as well as to reposition the ongoing desertification debate within the context of human security. Our key objectives will 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. In this respect we will be especially concerned with the in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment identified issues of concern. This would in our opinion help to reduce uncertainties regarding the relationships among desertification, climate change, biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. Thus the conference is expected to become a key international annual event for drylands research.

For our “Pioneer Event” we expect some 350 international scientists, journalists, government officials and decision-makers, as well as representatives from leading private sector companies, institutes and non governmental organizations to attend.

For programme and further information regarding the conference please go to our website



If you would like to become a sponsor or need more information, please contact

Dr. Zamir Libohova
(Co-Chair, ISDEHS Organizing Committee)

phone: +1 205 247 3724










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Sponsoring Packages

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What’s in it for you?
Sponsoring the conference will give your institution, agency or company excellent visibility (see different sponsor packages below for further details). Investing in knowledge and development is a topic of high priority on the European and US agenda for industry, public sector, regions, universities and of course all other actors involved in science and innovation. For sponsors also participating in the conference, we believe that this conference will play an important role for you both regarding networking with high-level colleagues and policymakers, and also regarding getting knowledge and inspiration from speakers, roundtables and thematic sessions.


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