The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) in partnership with the Permanent Interstate Committee for the Fight against Drought in the Sahel (CILSS) and the National Centre for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE JORDAN), organizes from 22 to 23 November 2015 , a thematic workshop on “sustainable forest ecosystems and other wooded land management in arid and semi arid areas” in Amman, Jordan.
The objective of this workshop is the exchange of experience and collaboration between the 17 beneficiary countries of the BRICKS and Desert Ecosystems and livelihoods knowledge sharing and coordination (MENA-DELP – lien) projects both funded by the World Bank.
This meeting will also allow participants to visit the jordanian forests as an experience in terms of dryland forests conservation and sustainable management through a study tour from 24 to 27 November 2015. This study tour will concern the protected areas of Dana, Al Mujib and Aljoun.
It will focus on both technical management, forest preservation and rehabilitation, as on the institutional aspects of installation, and the stakeholder involvement approaches and development of appropriate legislative and legal framework.
This meeting will end on 28 November with the steering committee meeting of MENA-DELP project.