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					The International Conference on Food Security in Dry
Lands (FSDL) will be held in Doha, State of Qatar, from
14-15 November 2012.

Organized in collaboration with the International
Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World
Bank (WB), the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO), the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the
International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry
Areas (ICARDA), the Qatar Environment & Energy
Research Institute (QEERI) of Qatar Foundation, the
Arab Water Council and the Centre for International
and Regional Studies (CIRS) of Georgetown University,
the conference will take place on the premises of Qatar
University (QU).
FOR A SECURE TOMORROW




Boosting
Dry Land
Agriculture
                                                 Thematic Areas

The Conference will cover a spectrum of topics   1. Food Security
under three broad thematic areas:                                       “Food Security exists when all people, at all times, have
                                                                        physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe
     - Food Security                                                    and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food
     - Water Management                                                 preferences for an active and healthy life.” -- The State of Food
     - Responsible Investment                                           Insecurity in the World – FAO, 2001


                                                 Prospects of higher ratios of food self-sufficiency in dry land countries - The challenge
                                                 of increasing agricultural and food production significantly under severe water scarcity
                                                 conditions and climate change.

                                                 Sustainable growth, production outlooks and evolution of the “green economy” concept
                                                 - Development of “energy-smart food” systems.

                                                 Trends of public and private investments in agriculture and food production and their
                                                 socio-economic impact, including youth unemployment, poverty and the role of the 2008
                                                 food crisis in the outbreak of social unrest – Future investment commitments, policies
                                                 and strategic approaches.

                                                 Confronting high food prices and volatility in net food importing dry-land countries.

                                                 The challenges of eliminating bottlenecks in the food value chains and distribution
                                                 systems through development of a sound trade and imports management strategies.

                                                 Enhancement of the research and development agenda for greater efficiency and
                                                 productivity – Innovative solutions and best practices and sharing of knowledge.

                                                 Promoting low-carbon, resource efficient, sustainable agriculture.

                                                 Appropriate farming technologies and equipment for sustainable intensification of
                                                 agricultural production.

                                                 Combat desertification and land degradation, and fortify countries faced with natural
                                                 droughts.
2. Water Management                                                                              3. Responsible Investment

                        Knowledge and enhanced technology are key to find strategic                                     Public and private finance needed to implement climate-smart
                        water management solutions for drylands.                                                        agriculture in drylands. Finance to mitigate climate change
                                                                                                                        can also promote adaptive capacity.
                        Trends of growing demand with increasing water scarcity due to
                        climate change – Over use/exploitation of the available surface                                 Current levels and growth trends of large-scale foreign
                        and ground water. Opportunities to increase water use efficiency.                               investments in farmland - The size and prospects of international
                                                                                                                        investments in farmland in other developing countries.
Agriculture as the highest water consuming sector of already scarce water resources and
the impact of competition with other sectors on future water availability - Utilization          Lessons learned from past failures and successes; best practices - Impact of past
of saline water resources for agricultural productivity. The environmental impact of             investments on poor rural communities and recipient countries.
desalination.
                                                                                                 Impact of the global crises and price volatility on changing production patterns,
Integrated water management solutions and best practices - Policies, strategies                  investment flows, trade relations and supply chains - The role of farmland investments in
and action plans to adapt to climate change and variability - Integrated approaches,             global market prices.
knowledge transfer and the role of ICT. The integration of clean energy dimensions.
                                                                                                 Implications of the official adoption by the Committee on World Food Security of the
Modernise and adapt farming technologies as part of the agricultural water management            “Voluntary Guidelines” - Best practices to secure equal benefits for investors, their
strategy.                                                                                        countries and recipient countries.
Improved soil and crop management solutions in tandem with water management                      Overseas farmland investments as part of an overall responsible investment policy that
solutions.                                                                                       complements and does not substitute for investment in national food production.
Importance of investment in water storage for drylands.                                          Regional initiatives to boost the performance of the agriculture and fisheries sectors.
Visions and action plans for optimal use of water for food security – Investments by             Increased share of agriculture in national public expenditure plays a crucial role in
public and private sectors in agricultural water management projects.                            attracting great private investments - Targeting ten per cent of national expenditure for
                                                                                                 projects and programmes to achieve food security by 2022.
Regional coordination, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for regional water
initiatives and action plans – Putting such regional and collective initiatives and strategies   Building public-private partnerships and warranting increased ODA support.
into operation.
                                                                                                 Investment in climate-smart agriculture - Reduce vulnerability to weather shocks and an
                                                                                                 unpredictable climate.
Session Format                                                                                         Process Flow for Reports and Findings

Group Discussion
The conference deliberations will focus       Chairperson:
on three thematic areas under which a         The Chairperson will conduct the                                Moderator             Chairperson                   Convener
number of key topics, among others, will      session at the conference, and is
be discussed:                                 asked to take an active part in the
                                              session.                                                                               Topics

Topics                                        Convener:
- Chairperson, Convener and Moderator         Appoints moderator.
pitch ideas on the topic to be discussed by
each group and that will be displayed on      Moderator:
each group’s iPad.                            - Keeps the meeting on track -
                                                                                        Group A                      Group B                             Group C                    Group D


                                              digressions are fine but if the            Facilitator                  Facilitator                         Facilitator                Facilitator



- Each group has a Facilitator, who can add   conversation strays too far off topic
new topics to discuss on behalf of their      it’s his job to gently steer it back on
group.                                        track again.

                                              - Makes sure that everyone feels that
Findings                                      their voice has been heard.
                                                                                                         Finding A         Finding B             Finding C              Finding D

- Facilitator collects findings from their
group and sends to Rapporteur.                - Makes sure that no one person’s
                                              voice is heard too much.

                                              Facilitator:                                                                          Findings
Session Summary                               Leads a group discussion.
Rapporteur collects all the findings from
all the groups, verbally communicates         Rapporteur:
with plenary team and sends conclusion        Prepares conclusion.
to drafting committee.                                                                                                              Rapporteur

                                              Drafting committee
                                              Prepares outcome document.
                                                                                                                                                     Verbal
                                                                                                                                                  Communication




                                              Plenary Team:                                                      Conclusions                       Plenary
                                              Helps rapporteur to come to the
                                              conclusion verbally


                                                                                                               Drafting Committee


                                                                                                              Outcome Documents
- Opening Session
- Plenary Roundtable Discussion
- Detailed Agenda
     - Events 1
     - Events 2
     - Events 3
     - Events 4

- Ministerial Dialogue
- Closing Session
Opening Session - 14 November

                                 Opening Session                                                             Plenary Roundtable Discussion
                Welcoming remarks, Dr. Sheikha Al-Misnad, President of Qatar                         Moderator: H.E. Ambassador Bader Al-Dafa, Executive-Director, Global
9.00 – 9.05
                University                                                                           Dry Land Alliance
                                                                                                     H.H. Prince Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Kabeer
9.05 – 9.10     H.E. Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman of the Conference
                                                                                                     Investing in food production and trade
                                                                                                     H.E. Dr. Shaddad Attili, Head of Palestinian Water Authority
9.10 – 9.15     Video                                                                                Boosting resilience to water scarcity in conflict-prone dry lands

9.15 – 9.20
                H.E. Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Attiya, President, Qatar Administrative      10.45 – 11.15 H.E. Mahmoud El-Solh, Director-General, International Center for
                Control and Transparency Authority                                                   Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
                                                                                                     Gearing the dry land research agenda towards higher outputs under
                H.E. Salah Abdel Moamen, Minister of Agriculture and Land
9.20 – 9.25                                                                                          increased water stress
                Reclamation, Egypt
                                                                                                     Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, Special Representative for Climate Change,
                H.E. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture                  World Bank, Financing dry lands in a changing climate
9.25 – 9.30
                Organization (FAO)
                                                                                                     Dr. David Roberts, RUSI Institute
                H.E. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricutural                 The impact of food insecurity on security in the Gulf region
9.30– 9.35
                Development (IFAD)
                H.E. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, President of the Islamic
9.35 – 9.40
                Development Bank Group
                Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairperson, Intergovernmental Panel on
9.40 – 9.45
                Climate Change (IPCC)

              09.45 – 10.15 COFFEE BREAK (Photo Opportunity)
                                      CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES                                   WATER, ECOSYSTEMS,                                        INVESTMENT ENVELOPE FOR
DETAILED                              OF FOOD INSECURITY IN THE
                                      MIDDLE EAST
                                                                                                SALINITY AND MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                SOLUTIONS
                                                                                                                                                          LANDS AND WATER IN THE
                                                                                                                                                          ARAB COUNTRIES
AGENDA                                CIRS - GEORGETOWN UNIV
                                                                                        11.30
                                                                                                UNESCO
                                                                                                Opening remarks : H.E. Ali Zainal,
                                                                                                                                                          FAO
                              11.30         Moderator: Ms. Zahra                                                                                  11.30   Opening remarks
                                            Babar, Assistant Director of                        Permanent Delegate of Qatar at

Event 1                                     Research,CIRS/Georgetown
                                            University
                                                                                                UNESCO
                                                                                                      Facilitator: Prof. Stefan Schillberg,
                                                                                                                                                                Mrs. Maha Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh,
                                                                                                                                                                AGFUND
WED NOV 14                                                                                            Fraunhofer Institute                                      Mr. AbdulkarimSadik, Kuwait Fund
                              11.45   Lebanon’s food security challenges                11.45   The potential impacts of marine
                                                                                                                                                  11.40   Arab countries’ current and planned
                                                                                                activities and utilizations on the
                                            Prof. Jad Chabaan, American University of
                                                                                                marine ecosystem services                                 investment in water for agriculture
                                            Beirut
                                                                                                      Dr. Faiza Al Yamani, Kuwait Institute for
                                                                                                      Scientific Research                                       Dr. Parviz Koohafkan,Department
                              12.00   Food security in Yemen                                                                                                    Director, FAO
                                                                                        11.55   Environmental and cost benefits of
                                            Prof. Martha Mundy,Professor of                     decentralized raw sewage plants in                12.00   Investment in water for agriculture in
                                            Anthropology, London School of Economics            dry lands                                                 the Arab region: donors’ view and the
                                                                                                      Dr. Peter Neuschäfer, Divison Director,
                                                                                                      Qatar Green Buildings Council
                                                                                                                                                          need for regional cooperation
                              12.15   Food security in Egypt
                                                                                        12.05   The role of APEAN with a special
                                            Prof. Ray Bush,Professor of                                                                                         Dr. Khalida Bouzar, Regional Director,
                                                                                                note to women in dry land water                                 IFAD
                                            African Studies and Development Politics,
                                            University of Leeds
                                                                                                management
                                                                                                      Dr. Khawla Al Mohannadi, University of
                                                                                                      Bahrain                                     12.10   Requirements for the promotion of
                              12.30   Question and Answer Session                                                                                         investment in water for agriculture in
                                                                                        12.15   The most urgent action required for
                                                                                                Yemen to redress the water crisis                         the Arab region: the view of recipient
                                                                                                      Dr. Ashraf Al Eryani, Yemeni GIZ                    countries
                                                                                        12.25   The utilization of saline water                                 Mr. Fadi Comair, Ministry of Water
                                                                                                resources for agricultural                                      Resources and Energy, Lebanon
                                                                                                productivity
                                                                                                      Prof. Ajmal Khan, University of Karachi     12.25   Panel Discussion
                                                                                        12.35   The importance of salt-water tolerant
                                                                                                mangrove ecosystems for food                                    Mrs. Maha Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh,
                                                                                                                                                                AGFUND
                                                                                                productivity                                                    Mr. Abdulkarim Sadik, Kuwait Fund
                                                                                                      Dr. Miguel-Clüsener-Godt, UNESCO SC/                      for Arab Economic Development, Mr.
                                                                                                      EES                                                       Parviz Koohafkan, FAO, Dr. Khalida
                                                                                        12.45   Agricultural productivity in hyper-                             Bouzar, IFAD, Mr. Fadi Comair, Ministry
                                                                                                saline ecosystems – a proposal for                              of Water Resources and Energy in
                                                                                                                                                                Lebanon, Dr. Maurice Saade, The World
                                                                                                dry lands                                                       Bank, Mr. Sheikh Javed Ahmed, African
                                                                                                      Dr. Benno Böer, Programme                                 Development Bank
                                                                                                      Specialist,UNESCO Doha Office

COFFEE BREAK: 13.00 - 14.30
DETAILED                              FOOD SECURITY: BEYOND
                                      FOOD PRODUCTION
                                                                                                   STRATEGIC WATER
                                                                                                   MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS IN
                                                                                                                                                          EXTRA-TERRITORIAL
                                                                                                                                                          INVESTMENT IN LAND AND
AGENDA                                THE WORLD BANK                                               DRY LANDS
                                                                                                   UNESCO
                                                                                                                                                          WATER: CLOSING THE GAP
                                                                                                                                                          FAO
                              14.30   The Grain Chain: food security and                   14.30   Opening remarks                                14.30   Address by the chair of the session
Event 2                               managing wheat imports in Arab
                                      countries
                                                                                                   H.E. Prof. Abdulaziz Abuzinada, ex
                                                                                                   National Commission for Wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                H.E. Djimé Adoum, Minister of
                                                                                                                                                                Agriculture and Irrigation, Chad
WED NOV 14                                                                                         Conservation and Development,
                                            Dr. Maurice Saade,Senior Agriculture                   Saudi Arabia                                   14.40   Responsible Agro-Investment and
                                            Economist and Ms. Michelle Battat,                                                                            the Voluntary Guidelines for the
                                            Consultant, The World Bank
                                                                                                         Facilitator: Dr. Mohammed Abdulrazzak,           Responsible Governance of Land
                                                                                                         ex UNESCO Cairo                                  Tenure
                                      Food Security and Storage in the Middle
                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Alexander Müller, Assistant
                                      East and North Africa                                14.35   Global Network for Water and                                 Director-General, Natural Resources
                                                                                                   Development Information in Arid                              Management and Environment
                                            Dr. Donald Larson,Senior Economist,and                                                                              Department, FAO
                                            Ms. Michelle Battat, Consultant, The World             Lands
                                            Bank
                                                                                                         Dr. Anil Mishra, Programme Specialist,   15.00   How can extra-territorial investment
                                                                                                         UNESCO                                           close the investment gap in both
                              15.10   Positioning nutrition as central for a                                                                              investor and host countries
                                      food secure Arab world                               14.50   Food – Energy- Water nexus and                               Ms. Camilla Toulmin, Director, IIED
                                                                                                   advanced technologies
                                            Dr. Clemens Breisinger, Research Fellow,                                                              15.15
                                            International Food Policy Research Institute                 Dr. Bisher Imam, Senior Consultant,
                                                                                                                                                          Stimulating extra-territorial
                                            IFPRI                                                        UNESCO                                           investment in the agriculture sector
                                                                                                                                                                Mr. Areef Suleman, IsDB

                                                                                           15.05   Freshwater management – prospects
                              15.35   African Drylands: Toward a spatial                                                                          15.30   PANEL DISCUSSION
                                                                                                   for the Arabian Peninsula
                                      approach to drive economic growth,                                                                                        H.E. D. Adoum, Minister of Agriculture
                                      confront food insecurity, and protect                              Prof. Walid Zubari, Dean of College                    and Irrigation, Chad; Dr. A. Müller,FAO;
                                      natural wealth in Sub-Saharan drylands                             of Graduate Studies, Arabian Gulf                      Dr. C. Toulmin, IIED; Dr. A. Suleman,
                                                                                                         University                                             IsDB; Dr. H. Al- Saad, Hassad Food,
                                                                                                                                                                Qatar; Mr. P. Kiriro, Eastern Africa
                                            Dr. Raffaello Cervigni, Lead Environmental
                                                                                                                                                                Farmers Federation; Mr. C. M. Cissoko,
                                            Economist, The World Bank
                                                                                           15.20   Enhancing water management in dry                            Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural
                                                                                                                                                                Producers’ Organizations
                                      Discussion                                                   deserts                                                      of West Africa

                                                                                                         Prof. W. Mike Edmunds, University of
                                                                                                         Oxford


                                                                                           15.35   Question and Answer Session


COFFEE BREAK: 16.00 - 16.30
DETAILED             ROLE OF SCIENCE AND
                     TECHNOLOGY IN ENHANCING
                                                                                  WATER MANAGEMENT:
                                                                                  CHALLENGES AND
                                                                                                                                            RESPONSIBLE AND
                                                                                                                                            SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT IN
AGENDA               FOOD SECURITY IN DRY AREAS
                     ICARDA & IFAD
                                                                                  OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                  AWC
                                                                                                                                            LAND AND WATER RESOURCES
                                                                                                                                            QEERI & KCL
             16.30         Chair: H.E Dr. Salah Abdoul Momen, Minister    16.30         Chair: H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid,           16.30   Introduction by Prof. Rabi Mohtar,
Event 3                    of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt                   President, Arab Water Council

                                                                                                                                    16.35
                                                                                                                                            Executive Director, QEERI
                                                                                                                                            Framing land investments with the
WED NOV 14           The role of enabling policy frameworks                             Moderator: Dr. Pasquale Steduto,
                     to enhance food security: Green                                    Principal Officer, FAO                              food supply chain
                     Morocco Plan                                                                                                                 Prof. Tony Allan, King’s College London
                                                                                  Growing water demands with
                                                                                                                                    16.45   History of Arab land investments
                           Dr. Mohamed Badraoui, Director General,                increasing scarcity- challenges and
                                                                                                                                                  Dr.Eckart Woertz, Senior Research
                           INRA, on behalf of H.E. Mr. Aziz Akhnoush,             opportunities                                                   Fellow, Barcelona Centre for
                           Minister of Agriculture and Fishery, Morocco
                                                                                                                                                  International Affairs
                                                                                        Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, President,
             16.45   The role of research-for-development in                            AWC                                         16.55   Food security in the Middle East and
                     enhancing food security in dry areas                                                                                   the role of private capital
                                                                          16.50   Managing scarce water resources                                 Dr. Turki Al Faisal-Al Rasheed, Chairman,
                           Dr. Mahmoud Solh, Director General, ICARDA
                                                                                  in agriculture: from efficiency to                              Golden Grass Inc. Riyadh
                                                                                  productivity                                      17.05   Distributive farming: the role of
             17.00   Successful stories on reducing yield gap
                     and enhancing food security in six Arab                                                                                smallholders in agricultural resource
                                                                                        Prof. Theib Y. Oweis, Director, Water and
                     Countries: Experience of AFESD/KUED/                                                                                   management
                                                                                        Land Management Program, ICARDA
                     IsDB/OFID-funded project on enhancing                                                                                        Dr. Timothy Olekan Williams, Director
                     food security in Arab Countries                                                                                              for Africa, International Water
                                                                          17.10   Water and Food Security: Practical                              Management Institute
                                                                                  Experiences from the Field
                           Dr. Habib Halila, Regional Pogramme                                                                      17.15   Promises, threats and early impacts
                           Coordinator and Prof. Kamel Shideed,
                           Assistant Director General, ICARDA
                                                                                                                                            of current large-scale land deals
                                                                                        Dr. Rami Abu Salman, Climate and
                                                                                        Environment Advisor, IFAD                           and investments on food security
             17.15   Adaptation measures to climate change                                                                                  – Perspectives from targeted
                     in dry areas                                                                                                           countries, with emphasis on Africa
                                                                          17.30   World café - Interactive discussions                            Dr. Madiodio Niasse, Director,
                           Dr. Thomas Rosswall, Chair, CIAT-CCAFS                 that engages all participants and                               International Land Coalition
                                                                                  keynote speakers                                  17.25   Land and Water Investments as a Link
             17.30   Open Discussion                                                                                                        in the Food Value Chain: Experience
                                                                                  Report of the keynote speakers,
                                                                                                                                            from West and Central Africa
                                                                                  wrap-up and recommendations
                                                                                                                                                  Prof. J. L. Debboer, Purdue University

                                                                                                                                    17.35   The role of environmental risks and
                                                                                                                                            opportunities for FDI in Africa
                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Mark Mulligan, Reader, King’s
                                                                                                                                                  College London
                                                                                                                                    17.45   Question and Answer Session
DETAILED                              PROSPECTS FOR ENHANCING
                                      FOOD SECURITY IN DRY AREAS
                                                                                                    WATER MANAGEMENT:
                                                                                                    STRATEGIES AND ACTION
                                                                                                                                                              RESPONSIBLE AND
                                                                                                                                                              SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT IN
AGENDA                                ICARDA & IFAD                                                 PLANS
                                                                                                    AWC
                                                                                                                                                              LAND AND WATER RESOURCES
                                                                                                                                                              QEERI & KCL
                              09.00   Panel Discussion                                      09.00         Chair: H.E. Dr. Shaddad Attili, Head of     09.00   Roundtable Discussion
Event 4                                     Moderator: Dr. Khalida Bouzar, Regional
                                                                                                          Palestinian Water Authority
                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Mr. Dominic Waughray,
THU NOV 15                                  Director, IFAD                                                Facilitator: Dr. Maurice Saade, Senior                    Senior Director, World Economic Forum
                                                                                                          Agriculture Economist, The World Bank

                                      Policy perspectives and governments’                                                                                    Livelihoods and Tenure
                                      initiatives in enhancing food security                        Strategic water management
                                                                                                    solutions and best practices for dry                            Dr. Liz Alden Wily, Political Economist
                                            H.E Dr. Salah Abdul Momen, Minister                     land agriculture
                                            of Agriculture and Land Reclamation,
                                            Egypt                                                                                                     09.10
                                                                                                          Dr. Rachael MacDonnell, Water Policy                The role of blue and green water
                                                                                                          and Governance Scientist, ICBA
                              09.15   Investors’ perspectives and visioning for                                                                                     Dr Holger Hoff, Potsdam Institute for
                                      food security in dry areas                            09.15   Visions and action plans for optimal                            Climate Change Research
                                                                                                    use of water for food security
                                            Dr. Eric T. Craswell, Director Master classes           investments by public and private                 09.20   Win-win options in a time of change
                                            and Training,The Crawford Fund, Australia
                                                                                                    sectors in agricultural water
                                                                                                    management projects                                             Dr. Phil Riddell, IA2C
                              09.30   International perspectives and
                                      opportunities for partnerships and                                  Prof. Bart Schultz, Emeritus Professor of   09.30   Panel Discussion
                                      learning in enhancing food security                                 Land and Water Development, UNESCO-
                                                                                                          IHE                                                       Dr. Hamad Al Saad, Chief Advisor to the
                                            Dr. Camilla Toulmin, Director, IIIED                    Regional cooperation & coordination                             Chairman of Hassad Food
                                                                                            09.30                                                                   Dr. Saed Al-Masry, former Minister for
                                                                                                    towards water and food security
                              09.45   Science and Technology perspective in                                                                                         Agriculture, Hashemite Kingdom of
                                                                                                                                                                    Jordan
                                      enhancing food security in dry areas                                Dr. Hussein El-Atfy, Member of Executive                  Dr. Liz Alden Wily, Land Tenure Expert
                                                                                                          Council & Acting Secretary General                        Dr. Carter Coleman, Agrica Ltd
                                            Dr. Mahmoud Solh, Director General, ICARDA                    AWC                                                       Prof. Rabi Mohtar, QEERI

                                                                                            09.45   Coping with water scarcity: an action
                              10.00   Question and Answer Session
                                                                                                    framework for agriculture and food
                                                                                                    security
                              10.20   Concluding statements by panelists
                                                                                                          Dr. Pasquale Steduto, Principal Officer
                                                                                                          FAO

                                                                                            10.00   World café - Interactive discussions
                                                                                                    that engages all participants and
                                                                                                    keynote speakers

                                                                                                    Report of the keynote speakers,
                                                                                                    wrap-up and recommendations
COFFEE BREAK: 10.30 - 11.00
Ministerial Dialogue - 15 November
                  Session 1: The Energy-Water-Food nexus
                Welcome Remarks by H.E. Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman                                           Closing Session
11.00 - 11:05
                of the Conference
                                                                                                       Plenary session: Reports of technical sessions
                Panel Discussion                                                       17.00 – 17.30
                                                                                                       Rapporteurs
                Moderator: Mr. Dominic Waughray, Senior Director, World Economic
                                                                                                       Presentation of the Outcome Document
                Forum                                                                  17.30 – 17.40
                                                                                                       H.E. Miguel Moratinos, Co-Chair, Drafting Committee
                Framing the Issues: Challenges and Opportunities for dry land
                agriculture in a Changing Climate                                                      Presentation of the Doha Declaration
                                                                                       17.40 – 17.50
                                                                                                       H.E. Salah Abdel Moumen, Chairman of Drafting Committee
                Keynote speakers                                                                       Closing statement by H.E. Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiya,
                - The challenges of Dry Land Agriculture                               17.50 – 18.00
                                                                                                       Conference Chairman
                Dr. Brian Chatterton, Former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and
                Forests, Commonwealth of Australia
11.05 - 11:55
                - A focus on dry lands
                Dr. Alexander Müller, Assistant Director-General, Natural Resources
                Management and Environment Department, FAO

                - Scaling up successes in climate-smart agriculture
                Dr. Thomas Rosswall, Chair, CIAT-CCAFS

                - Implications of the Voluntary Guidelines for national policies and
                legislations
                Dr. Yaya Olaniran, Chairperson, Committee on World Food Security
                (CFS)
                Ministerial Dialogue on Energy-Water-Food nexus
11:55 -12:00
                Chairman’s introduction
12:00 - 13.00   General ministerial discussion

     Session 2: Financing dry land agriculture and food production
14.30 - 14:35   Welcome Remarks by Chairperson
                Information session: Agriculture and UNFCCC - State of negotiations
                on agriculture in UNFCCC-COP process
14:35 - 14:45
                Dr. Duncan Hindle, Political Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture,
                Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa
                Ministerial Dialogue on Financing Agriculture and Food Production in
14.45 - 14:55   Dry Lands
                Chairman’s introduction
16.25           Chair conclusions
Partners:                                                                        International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry
                                                                                 Areas
                                                                                 ICARDA is a CGIAR research center whose mission is to contribute
                                                                                 to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in dry
            International Fund for Agricultural Development
                                                                                 areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through
            International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a
                                                                                 research and partnerships, to achieve sustainable increases
            specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an
                                                                                 in agricultural productivity and income, while ensuring the
            international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major
                                                                                 efficient and more equitable use and conservation of natural
            outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference.
                                                                                 resources.



            The World Bank
            The WB is an international financial institution that in almost      Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
            70 years of activity has become a vital source of financial and      CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food secure future.
            technical assistance to developing countries around the world,       The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture
            with a focus on the poorest countries, fragile and conflict-         and Food Security (CCAFS) is a -10year research initiative of the
            affected states, the Arab world, middle-income countries,            CGIAR and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). CCAFS
            global public goods issues, and delivery of knowledge and            seeks to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security
            learning services.                                                   in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable
                                                                                 rural communities adjust to global changes in climate.


            Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
            Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts -   Islamic Development Bank
            to make sure people have regular access to enoughhigh-quality        The Islamic Development Bank is an international financial
            food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO’s mandate is to raise        institution counting 56 member countries whose mission is
            levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the   to foster the economic development and social progress of
            lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the       member countries and Muslim communities individually as
            world economy.                                                       well as jointly in accordance with the principles of Shari›ah i.e.,
                                                                                 Islamic Law.


            United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural
            Organization                                                         Center for International and Regional Studies
            UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among             CIRS is a research center within the Georgetown University
            civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for          School of Foreign Service in Qatar whose primary activities
            commonly shared values. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to         are directed to encouraging and fostering thoughtful dialogue
            the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable       among students and practitioners of international affairs; and
            development and intercultural dialogue through education, the        to facilitating the free flow of ideas and knowledge through
            sciences, culture, communication and information.                    publishing research, and sponsoring and organizing conferences.
Arab Water Council
AWC is devoted to promote better understanding and
management of the water resources in the Arab States in a
multi-disciplinary, non-political, professional and scientific
manner; and to disseminate knowledge, enhance sharing of
experience and information for the rational and comprehensive
water resources development of the region.




Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute
QEERI environmental work focuses on Qatar’s desert and
marine ecologies, plant and animal life and air quality. As
the world demand for energy is increasing, QEERI’s goal is to
make sure that Qatar is able to meet its growing demand for
electricity production in safe, consistent and environmentally
sustainable ways.




Kings College London
King’s is one of the world’s leading universities with a
distinguished history. For over 175 years King’s has made an
extraordinary contribution to modern life, particularly in the
areas of science, medicine, healthcare, social science, education,
law and the arts. Pioneering research at the College continues
to help shape the world in which we live.




Qatar University
QU is the first, largest and most prominent institution for
higher education in Qatar. QU is an intellectual and scholarly
community characterized by a commitment to rigorous
inquiry that is largely recognized in the region for high-quality
education and research and for being a leader of economic and
social development.
Panelists:
             Dr. Rami Abu Salman
             Climate and Environment Advisor, International Fund for
             Agricultural Development (IFAD)

             Prior to joining IFAD, Rami has worked for UNDP, UNEP and IUCN
             (The International Union for the Conversation of Nature).



             Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid
             President of Arab Water Council

             Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid is Former Minister of Water Resources &
             Irrigation of Egypt (12 years, 1997-2009) Honorary President of
             World Water Council and Member of UN Advisory Board on Water
             Supply and Sanitation


             Dr. Turki Faisal Al Rasheed
             Chairman of Golden Grass, Inc. (GGI)

             Dr. Al Rasheed is a Saudi businessman, author and writer. He has
             been the Chairman of Turki Faisal International Corporation (TFIC)
             in the past 30 years



             Dr. Clemens Breisinger
             Research Fellow, IFPRI

             Clemens Breisinger is an economist and research fellow in the
             Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD), which he
             joined in 2006
Prof. Ray Bush                                                        Dr. Habib Halila
Professor at the University of Leeds                                  Regional Pogramme Coordinator, International Center for
                                                                      Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICARDA)
Ray Bush is Professor of African Studies and Development Politics
at the University of Leeds.                                           Dr. Halila has been FAO Representative in Morocco and ICARDA
                                                                      Regional Coordinator of the Nile Valley and Red Sea Regional
                                                                      Program based in Cairo, Egypt and covering Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia,
                                                                      Eritrea and Yemen

Prof. Jad Chabban
Assistant Dean, American University of Beirut                         Dr. Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer
                                                                      Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in
Jad Chabaan is Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs as well as         Agriculture (IPIA), Purdue University
Assistant Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Agricultural and
Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut.                   Dr. Lowenberg-DeBoer has 30 years of worldwide experience in
                                                                      agricultural research, teaching, outreach and administration.



Dr. Eric T. Craswell
Director Master classes and Training, The Crawford Fund, Australia    Dr. Rachael McDonnell
                                                                      Water Policy and Governance Scientist, ICBA
Eric Craswell’s research focus on nitrogen cycling and fertilizer
efficiency for cereals, working at research institutions in           Before joining the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture
Queensland, the United States, United Kingdom, the Philippines,       (ICBA), Dr McDonnell was course director for the MSc in Water
and Austria.                                                          Science, Policy and Management at the University of Oxford.


Prof. Mike Edmunds
Professor, University of Oxford
                                                                      Dr. Anil Mishra
Prof Mike Edmunds’ expertise lies in groundwater quality,             Programme Specialist, UNESCO
hydrogeochemical processes, trace element studies, isotope
hydrology, palaeohydrology, arid and semi-arid zone studies           Anil Mishra is a Programme Specialist in the Hydrological Systems
                                                                      and Global Change Section of the International Hydrological
                                                                      Programme (IHP) of UNESCO Division of Water Sciences based in
                                                                      Paris, France.
Dr. Hussein El-Atfy
Member of Executive Council & Acting Secretary General, Arab
Water Council (AWC)

Former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt (2011)
Dr. Hussein El-Atfy, Civil Engineer and holder of Ph.D. in Water
Resources Management, is Former Minister of Water Resources
and Irrigation of Egypt (2011)
Dr. Rabi Mohtar                                                       Dr. Theib Y. Oweis
Executive Director of Qatar Energy and Environment Research           Director of the Integrated Water and Land Management Program
Institute (QEERI)                                                     of ICARDA

Before joining Qatar Foundation, Professor Mohtar founded the         Theib Y. Oweis has been Director of the Integrated Water and Land
Global Engineering Program at Purdue University where he was          Management Program of ICARDA since 1991.
a Professor of Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
since 1996.


                                                                      Prof. Thomas Rosswall, Chair, CIAT-CCAFS
Dr. Mark Mulligan
                                                                      Prof. Rosswall has recently retired as Executive Director of the
Reader in Physical Geography at King’s College London.
                                                                      International Council for Science (ICSU. Formerly he was Director
                                                                      of the International Foundation for Science (IFS) and President/
His research interests include climate, hydrology and vegetation
                                                                      Rector of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
processes and dynamics, and their interactions with each other,
and with human activity, in Mediterranean and tropical humid
environments.


                                                                      Dr. Maurice Saade
Prof. Martha Mundy
                                                                      Senior Agriculture Economist, The World Bank
Professor, London School of Economics
                                                                      Maurice Saade, is Senior Agriculture Economist at the World Bank’s
Martha Mundy is Professor of Anthropology at the London School
                                                                      Middle East and North Africa region
of Economics




                                                                      Prof. Dr. Ir. Bart Schultz
Dr. Madiodio Niasse                                                   Emeritus Professor of Land and Water Development, UNESCO-IHE,
Director, International Land Coalition                                Delft, the Netherlands (since May 2012)
Dr. Niasse is (since November 2008) the Director of the Secretariat   Prof. Schultz graduated from the Delft University of Technology,
of the International Land Coalition (ILC), based in Rome, Italy.      Delft, the Netherlands.
Dr. Mahmoud Solh                                                        Dr. Ashraf Al Eryani
Director General, International Center for Agricultural Research in     Senior Adviser, Yemeni GIZ
the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
                                                                        Dr. Saed Al-Masry
He has been associated with international agricultural research         Former Minister for Agriculture, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
and development in the dry areas since 1972 working at Ford
Foundation in the Near East, the predecessor of ICARDA.                 Dr. Khawla Al Mohannadi
                                                                        University of Bahrain

Dr. Pasquale Steduto                                                    Dr. Hamad Al Saad
Principal Officer, Natural Resources and Environment Department,        Chief Advisor to the Chairman of Hassad Food
FAO
                                                                        Dr. Faiza Al Yamani
Dr. Pasquale Steduto has been working for more than 20 years on         Senior Research, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
agricultural water use efficiency and water productivity. He holds
a MSc in Water Science and a PhD in Soil-Plant-Water Relationships      Dr. Liz Alden Wily
from the University                                                     Political Economist

Dr. Timothy O. Williams                                                 Mrs. Maha Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh
Director for Africa at the International Water Management               AGFUND
Institute (IWMI)
                                                                        Dr. Khalida Bouzar
As Director for Africa, Dr. Williams provides strategic direction and   Regional Director, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
oversight for IWMI’s research and research-related activities in
Africa.                                                                 Ms. Zahra Babar
                                                                        Assistant Director of Research, CIRS/Georgetown University

Dr. Eckart Woertz                                                       Dr. Mohamed Badraoui
Senior Researcher, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs           Director General, INRA
(CIDOB)
                                                                        Ms. Michelle Battat
Dr Eckart Woertz was a visiting fellow at Princeton University,         The World Bank
director of economic studies at the Gulf Research Center (GRC)
in Dubai and worked for banks in Germany and the United Arab            Dr. Benno Böer, Programme Specialist
Emirates.                                                               UNESCO Doha Office

Prof. Waleed K Al-Zubari                                                Dr. Raffaello Cervigni
Professor, Arabian Gulf University                                      Lead Environmental Economist, The World Bank

Prof. Al-Zubari holds the academic position of Professor of Water       Mr. Cheikh Mouhamady Cissoko
Resources Management at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), a            Network of Farmers› and Agricultural Producers› Organizations of West Africa
regional GCC university located in Bahrain
Dr. Miguel-Clüsener-Godt                                                 Prof. Kamel Shideed,
Programme Specialist, UNESCO SC/EES                                      Assistant Director General
                                                                         International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICARDA)
Mr. Fadi Comair
Ministry of Water Resources and Energy, Lebanon                          Mr. Areef Suleman,
                                                                         Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Dr. Holger Hoff
Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Research                            Ms. Camilla Toulmin
                                                                         Director, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Dr. Bisher Imam
Senior Consultant, UNESCO                                                H.E. Ali Zainal
                                                                         Permanent Delegate of Qatar at UNESCO
Mr. Sheikh Javed Ahmed
African Development Bank

Prof. Ajmal Khan
Department of Botany, University of Karachi

Mr. Philip Kiriro
Eastern Africa Farmers Federation

Dr. Parviz Koohafkan
Department Director, FAO

Dr. Donald Larson
Senior Economist, The World Bank

Dr. Alexander Müller
Assistant Director-General
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department, FAO

Dr. Peter Neuschäfer
Director, Middle East for the Water, Energy & Environment Technologies
Qatar Green Buildings Council

Dr. Phil Riddell
IA2C

Mr. Abdulkarim Sadik
Kuwait Fund

Prof. Stefan Schillberg
Head of Division Molecular Biology, Fraunhofer Institute
MINISTERS	
  
                                                                                      Mr.	
  Walid	
  Assaf	
  
                                                                                      Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Agriculture,	
  
                                                                                      Palestinian	
  Territory	
  
4	
  PARTICIPANTS	
  	
  
                                                                                      Dr.	
  Yousef	
  Abusafieh	
  
                                                                                      Minister	
  	
  of	
  Environment	
  Affairs,	
  Palestinian	
  
	
  
                                                                                      Territory	
  
	
  
                                                                                      Mr.	
  Bukar	
  Tijani	
  
                                                                                      Minister	
  of	
  State	
  for	
  Agriculture	
  and	
  Rural	
  
	
                                                                                    Development,	
  Federal	
  Republic	
  of	
  Nigeria	
  

Mr.	
  Abdullah	
  Bin	
  Hamad	
  Al-­‐Attiyah	
                                     Dr.	
  Sally	
  Kosgei	
  
President,	
  Administrative	
  Control	
  and	
  Transparency	
                      Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture,	
  Republic	
  of	
  Kenya	
  
Authority	
  and	
  President	
  of	
  UNFCC-­‐COP18	
  
The	
  State	
  of	
  Qatar	
                                                         Mr.	
  Mohamed	
  Elmi	
  
                                                                                      Cabinet	
  Minister,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  State	
  for	
  Development,	
  
Mr.	
  H.E	
  Abdullah	
  bin	
  Mubarak	
  Al-­‐Meadadi	
                            Northern	
  Kenya	
  
Minister	
  of	
  Environment,	
  The	
  State	
  of	
  Qatar	
  
                                                                                      Mr.	
  Ahmad	
  All	
  Khattab	
  
Dr.	
  Saad	
  Bin	
  Ibrahim	
  Al	
  Mahmoud	
                                      Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture,	
  Hashemite	
  Kingdom	
  of	
  
Minister	
  of	
  Education	
  and	
  Higher	
  Education,	
  The	
                   Jordan	
  
State	
  of	
  Qatar	
  	
  
                                                                                      Prof.	
  Salah	
  Abdel	
  Moamen	
  khalil	
  
Dr.	
  Mohammed	
  Saleh	
  Al	
  Sada	
                                              Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  and	
  Land	
  Reclamation,	
  Arab	
  
Minister	
  of	
  industry	
  and	
  energy,	
  The	
  State	
  of	
  Qatar	
  	
     Republic	
  of	
  Egypt	
  

	
                                                                                    Dr.	
  Fouad	
  Ahmed	
  Aye	
  
                                                                                      Ministre	
  de	
  l'Energie	
  et	
  de	
  l'Eau,	
  chargé	
  des	
  
11	
  PARTICIPANTS	
                                                                  Ressources	
  Naturelles,	
  Ministere	
  de	
  l'Energie	
  et	
  de	
  
                                                                                      l'Eau,	
  chargé	
  des	
  Ressources	
  Naturelles	
  
Dr.	
  H.E	
  Mohammed	
  Bin	
  Salem	
                                              Djibouti	
  
Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  and	
  Water	
  
Resources,	
  Republic	
  of	
  Tunisia	
                                             Dr.	
  Adoum	
  Djibine	
  Djime	
  Adoum	
  
                                                                                      Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  and	
  Irrigation,	
  Republic	
  of	
  
Dr.	
  Shaddad	
  Attili	
                                                            Chad	
  
Minister	
  and	
  Head	
  of	
  the	
  Palestinian	
  Water	
  
Authority,	
  Palestinian	
  Territory	
  
	
  	
  

	
                                                      	
  
                                                                                                                                                         	
  



HEAD	
  OF	
                                                                                                                                             AMBASSADORS	
  
                                                                             Mr.	
  Kanayo	
  Nwanze	
                                                                                                                       Mr.	
  John	
  Groffen	
  
                                                                             President,	
  International	
  Fund	
  for	
  Agricultural	
                                                                                    Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Kingdom	
  of	
  the	
  
                                                                             Development	
  	
                                                                                                                               Netherlands	
  	
  

INTERNATIONAL	
  
                                                                             Italy	
  
                                                                                                                                                         15	
  PARTICIPANTS	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr.	
  Ibrahim	
  K.	
  Nyei	
  
                                                                             Mr.	
  José	
  Graziano	
  da	
  Silva	
                                    	
                                                                  Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  the	
  Republic	
  of	
  Liberia	
  

ORGANIZATIONS
                                                                             Director	
  General,	
  Food	
  &	
  Agriculture	
  Organization	
  
                                                                      	
     Italy	
                                                                     	
                                                                  Mr.	
  Hassan	
  Saad	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ambassador,	
  Lebanese	
  Embassy	
  
7	
  PARTICIPANTS	
                                                          Dr.	
  Rajendra	
  Kumar	
  Pachauri	
                                      	
  
                                                                             Director-­‐General,	
  The	
  Energy	
  and	
  Resources	
  Institute	
  
	
                                                                                                                                                       	
                                                                  Mr.	
  Galma	
  Mukhe	
  Boru	
  
                                                                             India	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  the	
  Republic	
  of	
  Kenya	
  
	
                                                                                                                                                       	
  
                                                                             Dr.	
  Kakha	
  NADIRADZE	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr.	
  Kenjiro	
  Monji	
  
	
                                                                           President,	
  Association	
  for	
  Farmers	
  Rights	
  Defense,	
  
                                                                                                                                                         	
                                                                  Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Japan	
  
                                                                             AFRD	
  
Mr.	
  H.E.	
  Dr.	
  Rajiv	
  Shah	
                                        Georgia	
                                                                   Dr.	
  Mohammed	
  Al-­‐Munther	
  Al-­‐Dharif	
                    Mr.	
  SANJIV	
  ARORA	
  
USAID	
  Administrator,	
  USAID	
                                                                                                                       Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Tunisia	
                           Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  India	
  
                                                                             Prof.	
  Mahmoud	
  Abu-­‐Zeid	
  
United	
  States	
  
                                                                             President,	
  Arab	
  Water	
  Council	
  
                                                                             Egypt	
                                                                     Mr.	
  Chung	
  Keejong	
                                           Mr.	
  Jean-­‐Christophe	
  Peaucelle	
  
Mr.	
  H.E.	
  Ali	
  Bin	
  Saeed	
  Al-­‐Sharhan	
                                                                                                     Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Republic	
  of	
  Korea	
           Ambassador,	
  French	
  Embassy	
  in	
  Doha	
  
President,	
  Arab	
  Authority	
  for	
  Agricultural	
  Investment	
  
and	
  Development	
  (AAAID)	
                                                                                                                          Mr.	
  Crescente	
  Relacion	
                                      Mr.	
  H.E	
  Charalambos	
  Panayides	
  
United	
  Arab	
  Emirates	
                                                                                                                             Ambassador,	
  Philippine	
  Embassy	
                              Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Cyprus	
  

	
                                                                           	
                                                                          Mr.	
  H.E	
  Julio	
  Florian	
  Alegre	
                          Mr.	
  Luis	
  Alberto	
  Guillen	
  Downing	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  the	
  Republic	
  of	
  Peru	
     Ambassador,	
  The	
  Embassy	
  of	
  the	
  Republic	
  of	
  Costa	
  
	
                                                                           	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rica	
  
	
                                                                           	
                                              	
                          Mr.	
  Mohammed	
  Al	
  Wahaibi	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Ambassador,	
  Sultanate	
  of	
  Oman	
  Embassy	
  
	
                                                                                                                                                       	
  	
  

                                                                                                                                                         	
                                               	
  
PARTICIPANTS	
                                                                                                                                                Mr.	
  Ayman	
  Adly	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Journalist,	
  Gulf	
  Times	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Egypt	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ms.	
  Sheikha	
  Al	
  Kaabi	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Manager,	
  Marketing	
  and	
  Communication,	
  Qatar	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          University	
  
402	
  PARTICIPANTS	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Qatar	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Dr.	
  Adoum	
  Djibine	
  Djime	
  Adoum	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  and	
  Irrigation,	
  Republic	
  of	
     Mr.	
  Fahad	
  Ahmed	
  Hussain	
  Ahmed	
  Al	
  Khalaf	
  

	
                                                                                                                                                            Chad	
  

                                                                                                                                                              Dr.	
  Narendra	
  Kumar	
  Agnihotra	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chief	
  Executive	
  Officer,	
  International	
  Projects	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Development	
  Company	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Qatar	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Assistant	
  Manager,	
  TCE	
  QSTP-­‐LLC	
  
                                                                                                                                                              India	
                                                                     Mr.	
  Nasser	
  Ahmed	
  Hussain	
  Ahmed	
  Al	
  Khalaf	
  

	
  
                                                                                 Mr.	
  Zeyad	
  Abdellahi	
  
                                                                                 Assistant	
  to	
  the	
  Minister	
  of	
  Rural	
                                                                                                      Project	
  Development	
  Manager,	
  International	
  
                                                                                 Development,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Rural	
  Development	
                     Mr.	
  Shams	
  Uddin	
  Ahmed	
                                            Projects	
  Developments	
  Company	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Deputy	
  Secretary,	
  LOCAL	
  GOVERNMENT	
  DIVISION,	
                  Qatar	
  
                                                                                 Mauritanienne	
  
                                                                                                                                                              MINSTRY	
  OF	
  LGRD	
  &	
  COOPERATIVES,	
  BANGLADESH	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Bangladesh	
                                                                Mr.	
  Ahmed	
  Hussain	
  Ahmed	
  Al	
  Khalaf	
  

A	
  
                                                                                 Dr.	
  Dyaa	
  Ahmed	
  Kamal	
  Abdou	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chief	
  Executive	
  Officer,	
  International	
  Projects	
  
                                                                                 Senior	
  Agricultural	
  Policy	
  and	
  Food	
  Security	
                                                                                            Development	
  Company	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Mr.	
  Sheikh	
  Javed	
  Ahmed	
  
                                                                                 Expert,	
  World	
  Bank	
  -­‐	
  Consultant	
                                                                                                          Qatar	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Chief	
  Water	
  Resources	
  Engineer,	
  African	
  
                                                                                 Egypt	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Development	
  Bank	
  
	
                                                                                                                                                            Canada	
                                                                    Ms.	
  Azizah	
  Ali	
  Al	
  Khallaqi	
  	
  
                                                                                 Prof.	
  Mohamed	
  Abdulrazzak	
                                                                                                                        Specialist	
  Social	
  Developments,	
  General	
  Secretariat	
  
Mr.	
  Eleia	
  Aad	
  
                                                                                 Prof	
  of	
  Water	
  Resources	
  Management,	
  Taibah	
                  Mr.	
  JUDE	
  AKHIDENOR	
                                                  for	
  Development	
  Planning	
  	
  
Business	
  Development,	
  Martinelli	
  GSD	
  
                                                                                 University	
  (Saudi	
  Arabia)	
  and	
  Colorado	
  State	
                Agricultural	
  Attache,	
  U.S	
  Depart.	
  Of	
  Agriculture	
           Qatar	
  
Brazil
                                                                                 University	
  (USA)	
                                                        United	
  States	
  
                                                                                 Saudi	
  Arabia	
                                                                                                                                        Prof.	
  Heba	
  Al	
  Laithy	
  
Mr.	
  Almotazbeallah	
  Abadi	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Dr.	
  Mansour	
  Al	
  Aqil	
                                              Professor	
  of	
  Statistics,	
  University	
  of	
  Cairo	
  
Adviser	
  to	
  The	
  Minister,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Water	
  Authority,	
  
                                                                                 Mrs.	
  Nadia	
  Amar	
  Aboul	
  Hosn	
                                     Chairman,	
  Agricultural	
  Research	
  and	
  Extension	
                 Egypt	
  
Palestinian	
  Territory	
  
                                                                                 Outreach	
  Coordinator,	
  Qatar	
  Environment	
  &	
  Energy	
            Authority	
  
Palestinian	
  Territory	
  
                                                                                 Research	
  Institute	
  (QEERI)	
                                           Yemen	
                                                                     Mr.	
  Al	
  Sadiq	
  Al	
  Mahdi	
  
                                                                                 Mexico	
                                                                                                                                                 President	
  of	
  Party,	
  National	
  Umma	
  Parity	
  
Mrs.	
  Abeer	
  AbdAlkader	
                                                                                                                                 Mr.	
  Essa	
  Al	
  Aradi	
                                                Sudan	
  
Infrastructure	
  Engineer,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Municipality	
  and	
                                                                                        Director	
  of	
  Financial	
  System	
  Development,	
  Ministry	
  
                                                                                 Mr.	
  Rami	
  Abu	
  Salman	
  
Urban	
  Planning	
                                                                                                                                           Of	
  Finance	
                                                             Dr.	
  Saad	
  Bin	
  Ibrahim	
  Al	
  Mahmoud	
  
                                                                                 Regional	
  Climate	
  and	
  Environment	
  
Palestinian	
  Territory	
                                                                                                                                    Bahrain	
                                                                   Minister	
  of	
  Education	
  and	
  Higher	
  Education,	
  The	
  
                                                                                 Specialist,	
  International	
  Fund	
  for	
  Agricultural	
  
                                                                                 Development	
                                                                                                                                            State	
  of	
  Qatar	
  	
  
Mr.	
  Wissam	
  Abdel	
  Samad	
                                                Lebanon	
                                                                    Mr.	
  Abdu	
  Al	
  Assiri	
  
Journalist,	
  Al-­‐Iktissad	
  Wal-­‐Aamal	
                                                                                                                 FAO-­‐SNG	
  Coordinator	
  and	
  FAO	
  Representative	
  in	
            Mr.	
  Abdullah	
  Al	
  Mamoon	
  
Lebanon	
                                                                                                                                                     UAE,	
  UN-­‐	
  FAO	
                                                      Senior	
  Infrastructure	
  Engineer,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  
                                                                                 Dr.	
  Yousef	
  Abusafieh	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Saudi	
  Arabia	
                                                           Municipality	
  &	
  urban	
  Planning,	
  Qatar	
  
                                                                                 Minister,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Environment	
  Affairs	
  
Prof.	
  Mohamed	
  Safwat	
  Abdel-­‐Dayem	
  	
                                                                                                                                                                                         Australia	
  
                                                                                 Palestinian	
  Territory	
  
Secretary	
  General,	
  Cabinet	
  of	
  Ministers	
  –	
  Arab	
                                                                                            Mrs.	
  Zeina	
  Al	
  Azmeh	
  
Republic	
  of	
  Egypt	
                                                                                                                                     Director,	
  External	
  Relations,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                Mrs.	
  Shaikha	
  Al	
  Misnad	
  
                                                                                 Prof.	
  Mahmoud	
  Abu-­‐Zeid	
                                             Syrian	
  Arab	
  Republic	
                                                investor,	
  Maribella	
  
Egypt	
  
                                                                                 President,	
  Arab	
  Water	
  Council	
                                                                                                                 Qatar	
  
                                                                                 Egypt	
                                                                      Mr.	
  Fahad	
  Al	
  Harby	
  
Mr.	
  Mike	
  Abdel-­‐Fattah	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Director	
  General	
  Department	
  of	
  Foreign	
  Relation	
  &	
       Mr.	
  Mohammed	
  AL	
  Mokhdhabi	
  
Qatar	
  General	
  Manager,	
  C2M	
  Hill	
  
                                                                                 Prof.	
  Abdulaziz	
  Abuzinada	
                                            International	
  Cooperation,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Agriculture	
            PORTFOLIO	
  MANAGER,	
  Ministry	
  Of	
  Finance	
  
United	
  States	
  
                                                                                 Member,	
  Board	
  of	
  Directors,	
  Prince	
  Khaled	
  Bin	
            Saudi	
  Arabia	
                                                           Bahrain	
  
                                                                                 Sultan	
  Living	
  Oceans	
  Foundation	
  
	
                                                                               Saudi	
  Arabia	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  	
  
                                                                                                                                                              	
  
                                                                                                                                                       	
  
	
  
Dr.	
  Mohamed	
  AL	
  MULLA	
                                                   Dr.	
  Sheikh	
  Faleh	
  Bin	
  Nasser	
  Al	
  Thani	
                                Mr.	
  H.E	
  Julio	
  Florian	
  Alegre	
                             Mrs.	
  Alanoud	
  Al-­‐Maadid	
  
Director,	
  Water	
  Resources	
  Department,	
  Ministry	
  of	
                General	
  Director	
  of	
  Research	
  and	
  Agricultural	
                          Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  the	
  Republic	
  of	
  Peru	
        Phd	
  Student,	
  Brunel	
  University	
  
Environment	
  and	
  Water	
                                                     Development,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Environment	
                                         Peru	
                                                                 Qatar	
  
United	
  Arab	
  Emirates	
                                                      Qatar	
  
                                                                                                                                                                          Miss.	
  Reham	
  Aleid	
                                              Dr.	
  Ahmed	
  Mohamed	
  Ali	
  Al-­‐Madani	
  
Dr.	
  Turki	
  Al	
  Rasheed	
                                                   Mr.	
  Mohammed	
  Al	
  Wahaibi	
                                                      architect,	
  independent	
                                            President,	
  Islamic	
  Development	
  Bank	
  Group	
  
Chairman,	
  Golden	
  Grass	
  Inc.	
                                            Ambassador,	
  Sultanate	
  of	
  Oman	
  Embassy	
                                     Saudi	
  Arabia	
                                                      Saudi	
  Arabia	
  
Saudi	
  Arabia	
                                                                 Oman	
  
                                                                                                                                                                          Mr.	
  Ahmed	
  Ibrahim	
  Sidiqui	
  Al-­‐Emadi	
                     Dr.	
  Homaid	
  Abdulla	
  Al-­‐Madfa	
  
Dr.	
  Khalid	
  Al	
  Rubya	
                                                    Miss	
  .	
  Mariam	
  Al-­‐Adba	
                                                      CEO,	
  Sovereign	
                                                    VP	
  and	
  CFO,	
  Qatar	
  University	
  
food	
  Microbiology,	
  king	
  Faisal	
  university,	
                          Researcher,	
  QU-­‐ESC	
                                                               Qatar	
                                                                Qatar	
  
Saudi	
  Arabia	
                                                                 Qatar	
  
                                                                                                                                                                          Dr.	
  Amer	
  Al-­‐Hashemi	
                                          Miss.	
  Ahood	
  Al-­‐Maimani	
  
Dr.	
  Jabir	
  bin	
  Mohammed	
  Al	
  Shahri	
                                 Mr.	
  Ahmed	
  Al-­‐Ajji	
                                                             Sustainability	
  Specialists,	
  Shell	
  GTL	
                       Architectural	
  Engineer,	
  MUPD	
  Student,	
  Qatar	
  
Deputy	
  Executive	
  Secretary	
  (A.I)	
  of	
  the	
  UNCCD	
                 Research	
  Associate,	
  Qatar	
  Environment	
  &	
  Energy	
                         Qatar	
                                                                University	
  
Secretariat,	
  United	
  Nations	
  Convention	
  to	
  Combat	
                 Research	
  Institute	
  (QEERI)	
                                                                                                                             Oman	
  
Desertification	
                                                                 Qatar	
                                                                                 Ms.	
  Lolwah	
  Alkhater	
  
Mauritania	
                                                                                                                                                              Analyst,	
  RQPI	
                                                     Dr.	
  Aisha	
  Yousuf	
  Al-­‐Mannai	
  
                                                                                  Mr.	
  Khalifa	
  Al-­‐Ansari	
                                                         Qatar	
                                                                Dean	
  of	
  College	
  of	
  Sharia	
  and	
  Islamic	
  Studies,	
  Qatar	
  
Prof.	
  Maha	
  Al	
  Shaikh	
                                                   Head	
  of	
  Farm	
  Affairs,	
  Agricultural	
  Affairs	
  dept.	
                                                                                           University	
  
Project	
  Officer	
  of	
  Health	
  and	
  Education,	
  AGFUND	
               Qatar	
                                                                                 Prof.	
  Ritab	
  Al-­‐Khouri	
                                        Qatar	
  
Saudi	
  Arabia	
                                                                                                                                                         Professor	
  of	
  Finance,	
  Qatar	
  University	
  
                                                                                  Dr.	
  Omar	
  Al-­‐Ansari	
                                                            Jordan	
                                                               Mrs.	
  Sara	
  Rashid	
  Al-­‐Marri	
  
Mr.	
  Saud	
  Al	
  Shammari	
                                                   Vice	
  President	
  for	
  student	
  Affairs,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                                                                                       Associate	
  Vice	
  President	
  for	
  Administration,	
  Qatar	
  
Office	
  Manager,	
  Golden	
  Grass,	
  Ic.	
                                   Qatar	
                                                                                 Mr.	
  Nasser	
  Ali	
  Khamis	
  Al-­‐Kuwari	
                        University	
  
Jordan	
                                                                                                                                                                  Farm	
  owner,	
  Al-­‐Kuwari	
  Farm	
                                Qatar	
  
                                                                                  Mr.	
  Isa	
  Alaradi	
                                                                 Qatar	
  
Mr.	
  Said	
  Al	
  Sheyadi	
                                                    Director	
  of	
  Fin.	
  Sy.	
  Development,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Finance	
                                                                                   Mr.	
  H.E	
  Abdullah	
  bin	
  Mubarak	
  Al-­‐Meadadi	
  
Director	
  of	
  Food	
  Security	
  Department,	
  The	
  Public	
              Bahrain	
                                                                               Mr.	
  Ahmad	
  All	
  Khattab	
                                       Minister	
  of	
  Environment,	
  The	
  State	
  of	
  Qatar	
  
Authority	
  for	
  Stores	
  and	
  Food	
  Reserve	
                                                                                                                    Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture,	
  Hashemite	
  Kingdom	
  of	
  
Oman	
                                                                            Mr.	
  Abdullah	
  Bin	
  Hamad	
  Al-­‐Attiyah	
                                       Jordan	
                                                               Mr.	
  Saleh	
  Hamad	
  Al-­‐Merri	
  
                                                                                  President,	
  Administrative	
  Control	
  and	
  Transparency	
                                                                                               Head	
  of	
  Renewable	
  Energy	
  Technologies,	
  Kahramaa	
  
Mr.	
  Abdullah	
  Bin	
  Jumma	
  Al	
  Shibli	
                                 Authority	
  and	
  President	
  of	
  UNFCC-­‐COP18	
                                  Prof.	
  John	
  Allan	
                                               Qatar	
  
Assistant	
  General	
  Secretary	
  for	
  Economic	
  Affairs,	
  The	
         Qatar	
                                                                                 Faculty	
  Member,	
  King's	
  College,	
  London	
  
Cooperation	
  Council	
  for	
  the	
  Arab	
  States	
  of	
  the	
  Gulf	
                                                                                             United	
  Kingdom	
                                                    Dr.	
  Shaikha	
  Abdulla	
  Al-­‐Misnad	
  
Secretariat	
  General	
                                                          Mr.	
  Stephane	
  Albert	
                                                                                                                                    President,	
  Qatar	
  University	
  
Saudi	
  Arabia	
                                                                 Senior	
  Director,	
  CAE	
  Inc.	
                                                    Mr.	
  John	
  Allen	
                                                 Qatar	
  
                                                                                  Canada	
                                                                                Chairman,	
  Allen	
  Global	
  Enterprises	
  
Mr.	
  Hanna	
  Al	
  Sughayyar	
                                                                                                                                         United	
  States	
                                                     Mr.	
  Mohammed	
  AlMokhdabi	
  
Delegate	
  of	
  The	
  Minister	
  of	
  Environment	
  -­‐	
                   Dr.	
  Hassan	
  Rashid	
  Al-­‐Derham	
                                                                                                                       Portfolio	
  Manager,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Finance,	
  Bahrain	
  
Palestinian	
  Territory	
  -­‐	
  Adviser,	
  Ministry	
  of	
                   Vice	
  President	
  for	
  Research,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                          Mr.	
  Lee	
  Allen	
                                                  Bahrain	
  
Environment	
                                                                     Qatar	
                                                                                 Landscape	
  Architect,	
  CPO	
  
Palestinian	
  Territory	
                                                                                                                                                United	
  Kingdom	
                                                    Mr.	
  Khawla	
  Al-­‐Muhannadi	
  
                                                                                  Dr.	
  Mohammed	
  Al-­‐Munther	
  Al-­‐Dharif	
                                                                                                               President,	
  Arabian	
  Peninsula	
  Environmental	
  Advisors	
  
Mr.	
  Sh.	
  Khalkifa	
  bin	
  Jassim	
  bin	
  Mohammed	
  Al	
  Thani	
       Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Tunisia	
                                               Mr.	
  Jassim	
  Ahmed	
  Al-­‐Lingawi	
                               Network	
  
Chairman,	
  Qatar	
  Chamber	
  of	
  Commerce	
  &	
  Industry	
                Tunisia	
                                                                               Chairman	
  &	
  Managing	
  Director,	
  Jassim	
  Al-­‐Lingawi	
     Bahrain	
  
Qatar	
                                                                                                                                                                   Trading	
  Est.	
  
                                                                                  Mr.	
  Mohamed	
  Zaki	
  Mahmoud	
  Shams	
  Al-­‐Din	
                                Qatar	
                                                                	
  
	
                                                                                Assistant	
  of	
  the	
  President,	
  National	
  Umma	
  Parity	
  
                                                                                  Sudan	
                                                                                                                                                        	
  



                                                                                                                                                                   	
                                                                                                                                                               	
  
	
                                                                                                                                                                        	
  
Mr.	
  Dr.	
  Saleh	
  bin	
  Mohammad	
  Al-­‐Nabit	
                     Sir.	
  Shaika	
  Jabor	
  Al-­‐Thani	
                                                   Mr.	
  Mohamed	
  Awaad	
                                                   Dr.	
  Salma	
  Bani	
  
Secretary	
  General	
  of	
  General	
  the	
  Secretariat	
  for	
       VP	
  and	
  CAO,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                                                Agric.	
  Economy	
  Specialist,	
  Ministry	
  Of	
  Environment,	
        Senior	
  Executive	
  Strategic	
  Planner,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  
Development	
  Planning	
  (GSDP),	
  General	
  Secretariat	
             Qatar	
                                                                                   Qatar	
                                                                     Municipality	
  &	
  Urban	
  Planning	
  
for	
  Development	
  Planning	
  (GSDP)	
                                                                                                                           Sudan	
                                                                     Bahrain	
  
Qatar	
                                                                    Mr.	
  H.E.	
  Jassem	
  Bin	
  Abdulaziz	
  bin	
  Jassem	
  Al-­‐Thani	
  
                                                                           Minister	
  of	
  Business	
  &	
  Trade,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Business	
  &	
            Mr.	
  Awad	
  Nazam	
  Eldeen	
  Awad	
                                    Miss.	
  Jurgen	
  Bartelink	
  
Miss.	
  Noora	
  Al-­‐Naimi	
                                             Trade	
                                                                                   Administration	
  Manager,	
  Qatar	
  Tractor	
  &	
  Equipment	
          Deputy	
  Head	
  of	
  Mission,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Kingdom	
  of	
  the	
  
Researcher,	
  QU-­‐ESC	
                                                  Qatar	
                                                                                   Co.	
                                                                       Netherlands	
  	
  
Qatar	
                                                                                                                                                              Sudan	
                                                                     Netherlands	
  
                                                                           Dr.	
  Emad	
  Al-­‐Turaihi	
  


                                                                                                                                                                     	
  
Dr.	
  Mohammed	
  AlQasem	
                                               Agricultural	
  expert,	
  Agricultural	
  Affairs	
  dept.	
                                                                                                         Mr.	
  ALI	
  BASHA	
  
Senior	
  Researcher,	
  National	
  Center	
  for	
  Agricultural	
       Iraq	
                                                                                                                                                                CHARGE	
  DAFFAIRES,	
  EMBASSY	
  OF	
  THE	
  REPUBLIC	
  OF	
  
Research	
  and	
  Extension	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   YEMEN	
  
Jordan	
                                                                   Ms.	
  Marta	
  Antonelli	
                                                                                                                                           Yemen	
  
                                                                           Phd	
  Researcher,	
  King's	
  College,	
  London	
  


                                                                                                                                                                     B	
  
Mr.	
  Sufyan	
  Alqudah	
                                                 Italy	
                                                                                                                                                               Dr.	
  Syed	
  Basher	
  
Chargé	
  d’Affaires,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  The	
  Hashemite	
                                                                                                                                                                                     Economist,	
  Qatar	
  Central	
  Bank	
  
Kingdom	
  of	
  Jordan	
                                                  Mrs.	
  Nadine	
  Aoun	
                                                                                                                                              Canada	
  
Jordan	
                                                                   Head	
  of	
  Production	
  Section:	
  General	
  Directorate	
  of	
  
                                                                           Cereals	
  and	
  Sugarbeet,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Economy	
  &	
                                                                                                      Mr.	
  Amer	
  Battikhi	
  
Ms.	
  Perrihan	
  Al-­‐Riffai	
                                           Trade,	
  Lebanon	
                                                                       Dr.	
  Fouad	
  Ahmed	
  Aye	
                                              BD	
  Manager,	
  CH2M	
  HILL	
  
Senior	
  Research	
  Analyst,	
  International	
  Food	
  Policy	
        Lebanon	
                                                                                 Ministre	
  de	
  l'Energie	
  et	
  de	
  l'Eau,	
  chargé	
  des	
        United	
  States	
  
Research	
  Institute	
  (IFPRI)	
                                                                                                                                   Ressources	
  Naturelles,	
  Ministere	
  de	
  l'Energie	
  et	
  de	
  
Egypt	
                                                                    Mr.	
  Adbelnasser	
  Aref	
                                                              l'Eau,	
  chargé	
  des	
  Ressources	
  Naturelles	
                       Mr.	
  Mohamed	
  Beavogui	
  
                                                                           Chief	
  in	
  Editor	
  Assistant	
  -­‐Economic	
  reporter,	
  Alahram	
               Djibouti	
                                                                  Director	
  Partnerships	
  and	
  Resources	
  
Prof.	
  Khaled	
  Alshare	
                                               Daily	
  Newspaper	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mobilization,	
  International	
  Fund	
  for	
  Agricultural	
  
Associate	
  Dean	
  for	
  Research	
  and	
  Graduate	
                  Egypt	
  
                                                                                                                                                                     Ms.	
  Zahra	
  Babar	
                                                     Development	
  
programs,	
  Qatar	
  University	
  
                                                                                                                                                                     Assistant	
  Director	
  of	
  Research,	
  CIRS	
  -­‐	
  Georgetown	
     Guinea	
  
United	
  States	
                                                         Mr.	
  SANJIV	
  ARORA	
                                                                  University	
  -­‐	
  Qatar	
  
                                                                           Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  India	
  
                                                                                                                                                                     Australia	
                                                                 Dr.	
  Mohamed	
  Beavogui	
  
Mr.	
  H.E.	
  Ali	
  Bin	
  Saeed	
  Al-­‐Sharhan	
                       India	
  
President,	
  Arab	
  Authority	
  for	
  Agricultural	
  Investment	
                                                                                                                                                                           Director,	
  Partnership	
  and	
  Resource	
  Mobilization	
  
and	
  Development	
  (AAAID)	
                                                                                                                                      Dr.	
  Abdul	
  Raza	
  Maji	
  Bahmen	
                                    Division	
  and	
  Senior	
  Advisor	
  to	
  the	
  
                                                                           Mr.	
  Walid	
  Assaf	
  
United	
  Arab	
  Emirates	
                                                                                                                                         Agriculture	
  Advisor,	
  Kuwait	
  Development	
  Fund	
                  President,	
  International	
  Fund	
  for	
  Agricultural	
  
                                                                           Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Agriculture,	
  
                                                                                                                                                                     Kuwait	
                                                                    Development	
  (IFAD)	
  
                                                                           Palestinian	
  Territory	
  
Mr.	
  Saif	
  Alsmahi	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Guinea	
  
Assistant	
  undersecretary	
  for	
  agricultural	
  affairs	
  &	
       Mr.	
  Bayoumi	
  Bayoumi	
  Attia	
                                                      Dr.	
  Mansour	
  Esfandiari	
  Baiat	
  
animal	
  sector,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Environment	
  &	
  Water	
         Adviser	
  to	
  H.E.	
  Minister	
  of	
  MWRI	
  for	
  Water	
                         Executive	
  president	
  of	
  REaSSURD,	
  Research	
  Society	
          Ms.	
  Sajeda	
  Begum	
  
United	
  Arab	
  Emirates	
                                               Resources	
  Planning,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Water	
  Resources	
                          for	
  Sustainable	
  Management	
  of	
  Dryland	
                         Programme	
  Officer,	
  Policy	
  Support	
  Unit,	
  Water	
  
                                                                           and	
  Irrigation	
  (MWRI)	
                                                             Iran	
                                                                      Supply	
  &	
  Sanitation	
  Sector,	
  Local	
  Government	
  
Dr.	
  Saif	
  Said	
  Alsowaidi	
                                         Egypt	
                                                                                                                                                               Division,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  LGRD	
  &	
  Cooperatives,	
  
Vice	
  President	
  for	
  Institutional	
  Planning	
  and	
                                                                                                       Mrs.	
  Azza	
  Bakry	
                                                     Bangladesh	
  
Development,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                                      Dr.	
  Shaddad	
  Attili	
                                                                Senior	
  IT	
  Engineer,	
  Abu	
  Ayoub	
  Ansary	
  School	
             Bangladesh	
  
Qatar	
                                                                    Minister	
  and	
  Head	
  of	
  the	
  Palestinian	
  Water	
                            Egypt	
  
                                                                           Authority,	
  Palestinian	
  Territory	
                                                                                                                              Ms.	
  Nawal	
  Benziad	
  
Dr.	
  Mohamad	
  Al-­‐Sulaiti	
                                                                                                                                     Dr.	
  Abdulridha	
  Baman	
                                                Agriculture	
  and	
  Agrifood	
  Counsellor,	
  Consulate	
  
Water	
  Reuse	
  Program	
  Lead,	
  ExxonMobil	
  Research	
             Ms.	
  Hon.	
  Ruth	
  Anna	
  Marie	
  Luise	
  Augustin	
                               Agricultural	
  Advisor,	
  Kuwait	
  Fund	
  for	
  Development	
          General	
  of	
  Canada	
  
Qatar	
                                                                    Honorary	
  Consul	
  of	
  Morocco,	
  Diplomatic	
  Corp	
                              Kuwait	
                                                                    Canada	
  
	
                                                                         Germany	
  
                                                                                                                                                                     	
                                                                          Dr.	
  H.E	
  Mohammed	
  Bin	
  Salem	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  and	
  Water	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Resources,	
  Republic	
  of	
  Tunisia	
  
                                                                                                                                                              	
  
	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 	
  
                                                                                                                                                                     	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   D	
  
Dr.	
  Benno	
  Boer	
                                                      Mr.	
  John	
  Brewer	
                                                      Mrs.	
  Chebii	
  Chepkwony	
  
Ecological	
  Sciences	
  Advisor	
  -­‐	
  Arab	
  Region,	
  UNESCO	
     Service	
  Group	
  Manager,	
  Water	
  and	
                               Personal	
  Assistant	
  to	
  Minister,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  
Germany	
                                                                   Wastewater,	
  GHD	
                                                         Agriculture	
  Kenya	
  
                                                                            United	
  Kingdom	
                                                          Kenya	
  
Miss.	
  Nisreen	
  Bokaram	
  
Second	
  Secretary,	
  Lebanese	
  Embassy	
                               Mr.	
  Georg	
  Brodegger	
                                                  Mr.	
  Meziem	
  Moses	
  Chidiebere	
                                    Mr.	
  José	
  Graziano	
  da	
  Silva	
  
Lebanon	
                                                                   Sound	
  Engineer,	
  Ultramarine	
  Films	
                                 Health	
  and	
  sanitation	
  officer,	
  Itire-­‐ikate	
  Local	
       Director	
  General,	
  Food	
  &	
  Agriculture	
  Organization	
  
                                                                            United	
  Kingdom	
                                                          Government	
                                                              Italy	
  
Mr.	
  Fernando	
  Bonini	
                                                                                                                              Nigeria	
  
CEO,	
  Gema	
  Brasil	
                                                    Mr.	
  Abdul	
  Magid	
  Burawi	
                                                                                                                      Mr.	
  Bassel	
  Daher	
  
Brazil	
                                                                    Operations,	
  BADEA	
                                                       Mr.	
  Akano	
  Chijioke	
                                                Research	
  Associate,	
  Qatar	
  Environment	
  &	
  Energy	
  
                                                                            Libya	
                                                                      Special	
  Adviser	
  on	
  agriculture	
  &	
  Mineral	
                 Research	
  Institute	
  (QEERI)	
  
Mr.	
  Galma	
  Mukhe	
  Boru	
                                                                                                                          resources,	
  Itire-­‐ikate	
  Local	
  Government	
                      Lebanon	
  
Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  the	
  Republic	
  of	
  Kenya	
            Mr.	
  abdulmagid	
  Burawi	
                                                Nigeria	
  
Kenya	
                                                                     Operation,	
  expert,	
  The	
  Arab	
  Bank	
  for	
  Economic	
                                                                                      Mr.	
  Wisam	
  Dalloul	
  
                                                                            Development	
  in	
  Africa	
  (BADEA)	
                                     Mr.	
  Oweregbulam	
  Daniel	
  Chinonso	
                                Business	
  Development	
  Manager,	
  Mitsubishi	
  
Sir.	
  Youcef	
  Bouandel	
                                                Libya	
                                                                      Consultant,	
  Itire-­‐ikate	
  Local	
  Government	
                     Corporation	
  	
  
Head	
  of	
  Department	
  of	
  International	
  Affairs,	
  Qatar	
                                                                                   Nigeria	
                                                                 Palestinian	
  Territory	
  
University	
                                                                Prof.	
  Raymond	
  Bush	
  
Qatar	
                                                                     Professor	
  of	
  African	
  Studies	
  and	
  Development	
                Dr.	
  Maarten	
  Van	
  Cinkel	
                                         Mr.	
  Ron	
  Daniel	
  
                                                                            Politics,	
  University	
  of	
  Leeds	
                                     Deputy	
  Director	
  General	
  for	
  Research,	
  ICARDA	
             General	
  Manager,	
  Composium	
  Group	
  WLL	
  
Dr.	
  Houcine	
  Boughanmi	
                                               United	
  Kingdom	
                                                          Netherlands	
                                                             United	
  Kingdom	
  
Associate	
  Professor	
  and	
  Head	
  /	
  Department	
  of	
  
Natural	
  Resources	
  Economics,	
  Sultan	
  Qaboos	
                    	
                                                                           Mr.	
  Carter	
  Coleman	
                                                Mrs.	
  ghada	
  Darwish	
  
University	
  College	
  of	
  Agricultural	
  and	
  Marine	
                                                                                           CEO,	
  Agrica	
  Limited	
                                               External	
  Affairs	
  Executive,	
  Qatar	
  Science	
  &	
  
Sciences	
                                                                                                                                               United	
  States	
                                                        Technology	
  Park	
  	
  
Oman	
  

Dr.	
  Khalida	
  Bouzar	
  
                                                                            C	
                                                                          Dr.	
  Fadi	
  Comair	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Président	
  honoraire	
  du	
  Réseau	
  Méditerranéen	
  des	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jordan	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mr.	
  Marshall	
  Davert	
  
Director,	
  Near	
  East,	
  North	
  Africa	
  and	
                                                                                                   Organismes	
  de	
  Bassins,	
  REMOB	
                                   Director	
  of	
  Strategy,	
  MWH	
  
Europe,	
  International	
  Fund	
  for	
  Agricultural	
                                                                                                France	
                                                                  United	
  States	
  
                                                                            Mr.	
  EZE	
  GINIKA	
  CALISTUS	
  
Development	
  (IFAD)	
                                                     Director,	
  BELS-­‐MIRAL.NIG.LTD	
  
Algeria	
                                                                                                                                                Mr.	
  Wagner	
  Clayton	
  Correa	
                                      Ms.	
  Julia	
  P	
  Davis	
  
                                                                            Nigeria	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Director,	
  GClifegreen	
                                                Business	
  Analyst,	
  Sidra	
  Medical	
  and	
  Research	
  Center	
  
Mr.	
  Erik	
  Braudeau	
                                                                                                                                Brazil	
                                                                  United	
  States	
  
                                                                            Dr.	
  Ana	
  Elisa	
  Cascao	
  
Principal	
  Investigator:	
  Soil	
  and	
  Environment,	
  Qatar	
        Programme	
  Manager,	
  Stockholm	
  International	
  
Environment	
  and	
  Energy	
  Research	
                                                                                                               Dr.	
  Eric	
  Craswell	
                                                 Mr.	
  Ronaldo	
  De	
  Guzman	
  
                                                                            Water	
  Institute	
  
France	
                                                                                                                                                 Director	
  of	
  Training	
  and	
  Master	
  Classes,	
  Crawford	
     Personal	
  Assistant,	
  Golden	
  Grass,	
  Inc.	
  
                                                                            Portugal	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Fund	
                                                                    Philippines	
  
Mr.	
  Guillermo	
  Bravo	
                                                                                                                              Australia	
  
                                                                            Dr.	
  Jad	
  Chaaban	
  
CEO,	
  Abeima	
                                                            Assistant	
  Professor	
  of	
  Economics,	
  American	
                                                                                               Mr.	
  Julio	
  De	
  la	
  Rosa	
  
Spain	
                                                                                                                                                  Prof.	
  Joel	
  Cuello	
                                                 Business	
  Development	
  Manager	
  Middle	
  
                                                                            University	
  of	
  Beirut	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Professor,	
  The	
  University	
  of	
  Arizona	
                        East,	
  Abeinsa	
  
                                                                            Lebanon	
  
Dr.	
  Clemens	
  Breisinger	
                                                                                                                           United	
  States	
                                                        Spain	
  
Research	
  Fellow,	
  International	
  Food	
  Policy	
  Research	
        Ms.	
  Kathlynne	
  Marie	
  Corinne	
  Chatterton	
  
Institute	
                                                                                                                                              Mrs.	
  Brigitte	
  CURMI	
                                               Mr.	
  Arnaud	
  Depierrefeu	
  
                                                                            Independent	
  Expert,	
  Dry	
  Land	
  Farming	
  
Germany	
                                                                                                                                                Deputy	
  Head	
  of	
  Mission,	
  French	
  Embassy	
  in	
  Doha	
     Partner,	
  UGGC	
  Law	
  Firm	
  	
  
                                                                            Australia	
  
                                                                                                                                                         France	
                                                                  France	
  
	
                                                                          Mr.	
  Brian	
  Alfred	
  Chatterton	
  
                                                                                                                                                         	
  
                                                                            Independent	
  Expert,	
  Dry	
  Land	
  Farming	
  
                                                                            United	
  Kingdom	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                                                                                  	
  
                                                                                                                                                         	
  
	
  
Mr.	
  John	
  Michael	
  Devlin	
                                           Prof.	
  Adel	
  El-­‐Beltagy	
                                                     Mr.	
  Bate	
  Eya	
  Arsene	
  Etah	
                              Mr.	
  Hafez	
  Ghanem	
  
Head	
  Communication,	
  ICARDA	
                                           President,	
  International	
  Drylands	
  Development	
                            Cooperation	
  officer,	
  OSRD	
  Cameroon	
                       Consultant,	
  International	
  Fund	
  for	
  Agricultural	
  
United	
  Kingdom	
                                                          Commission	
  (IDDC)	
                                                              Cameroon	
                                                          Development	
  (IFAD)	
  
                                                                             Egypt	
                                                                                                                                                 Egypt	
  
Mr.	
  Sanjay	
  Dhamija	
                                                                                                                                       	
  
Manager,	
  Mitsubishi	
  Corporation	
  	
                                  Dr.	
  Mohamed	
  Elgali	
                                                                                                                              Mr.	
  Monir	
  Ghannam	
  
India	
                                                                      Assistant	
  Professor,	
  University	
  of	
  Gezira	
                                                                                                 Chargé	
  d'Affaires,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Palestine	
  

Mr.	
  Luis	
  Alberto	
  Guillen	
  Downing	
  
Ambassador,	
  The	
  Embassy	
  of	
  the	
  Republic	
  of	
  Costa	
  
                                                                             Sudan	
  

                                                                             Dr.	
  Mohammed	
  Elgammal	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 F	
                                                                 Palestinian	
  Territory	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mr.	
  Efrem	
  Michael	
  Gilmont	
  
Rica	
                                                                       Assistant	
  Professor	
  of	
  Finance,	
  CBE	
                                                                                                       Researcher,	
  King's	
  College,	
  London	
  
Costa	
  Rica	
                                                              Egypt	
                                                                                                                                                 United	
  Kingdom	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Prof.	
  Adam	
  Fadalla	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Associate	
  Dean	
  for	
  Academic	
  Affairs	
  and	
  
Mr.	
  James	
  Drummond	
                                                   Mr.	
  Dr.	
  Hatem	
  El-­‐Karanshawy	
                                            Professor,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                                 Dr.	
  Miguel	
  Clusener	
  Godt	
  
Middle	
  East	
  Editor,	
  HSBC	
                                          Dean	
  of	
  Qatar	
  Faculty	
  of	
  Islamic	
  Studies,	
  Qatar	
              United	
  States	
                                                  Programme	
  Specialist,	
  UNESCO	
  
United	
  Kingdom	
                                                          Faculty	
  of	
  Islamic	
  Studies	
                                                                                                                   France	
  
                                                                             Qatar	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Mr.	
  Alessandro	
  Flammini	
  
Mr.	
  Thomas	
  Dumican	
                                                                                                                                       Energy	
  and	
  Sustainability	
  Expert,	
  Food	
  and	
         Mr.	
  Patrick	
  Arséne	
  Goma	
  
Producer/Director,	
  Ultramarine	
  Films	
                                 Mr.	
  Oliver	
  Ellerton	
                                                         Agriculture	
  Organization	
  (FAO)	
                              President	
  Coordonateur,	
  ACPEDC-­‐ONG	
  
United	
  Kingdom	
                                                          Business	
  Development	
  Qatar,	
  Inside	
  Investor	
  Ltd	
                    ITaly	
                                                             Congo	
  
                                                                             United	
  Kingdom	
  
	
                                                                                                                                                               Mr.	
  NNORUKA	
  ABUCHI	
  FRANCIS	
                               Mr.	
  Gregory	
  Gottlieb	
  
                                                                             Dr.	
  AHMED	
  ELMEKASS	
                                                          DIRECTOR,	
  BELS-­‐MIRAL.NIG.LTD	
                                 Senior	
  Deputy	
  Administrator,	
  BFS,	
  Bureau	
  for	
  Food	
  
                                                                             Coordinator,	
  AFRICAN	
  UNION-­‐SAFGRAD	
  

E	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Nigeria	
                                                           Security	
  
                                                                             Egypt	
                                                                                                                                                 United	
  States	
  Minor	
  Outlying	
  Islands	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Mr.	
  Kenneth	
  Freeling	
  
                                                                             Mr.	
  Mohamed	
  Elmi	
                                                                                                                                Mrs.	
  Francesca	
  Greco	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Managing	
  Partner,	
  K&L	
  Gates	
  
                                                                             Cabinet	
  Minister,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  State	
  for	
  Development,	
                                                                                Researcher,	
  King's	
  College	
  London	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 United	
  States	
  
Ms.	
  Nonie	
  Ebeling	
                                                    Northern	
  Kenya	
                                                                                                                                     Italy	
  
Project	
  Manager,	
  Georgetown	
  University	
                                                                                                                Ms.	
  Ana	
  Fuentes	
  
United	
  States	
                                                           Dr.	
  Nagat	
  Mustafa	
  Elmulthum	
                                                                                                                  Mr.	
  John	
  Groffen	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Consul	
  General/Deputy	
  Head,	
  Costa	
  Rica	
  Embassy	
  
                                                                             Associate	
  Prof.,	
  University	
  of	
  Gezira,	
  Sudan	
                                                                                           Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Kingdom	
  of	
  the	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Costa	
  Rica	
  
Mr.	
  Steve	
  Edmondson	
                                                  Sudan	
                                                                                                                                                 Netherlands	
  	
  
Global	
  Director	
  Water,	
  WorleyParsons	
                                                                                                                  Mr.	
  Takafumi	
  Furoi	
                                          Netherlands	
  
United	
  Kingdom	
                                                          Dr.	
  Abu	
  Bakr	
  El	
  siddig	
  Ahmed	
  ElTohami	
  Elrayah	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Engineer,	
  Mitsubishi	
  Heavy	
  Industries	
  
                                                                             Head	
  of	
  Environmental	
  Management	
  Dept,	
  Faculty	
                                                                                         Mrs.	
  Anne	
  Grogan	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Japan	
  
Prof.	
  Mike	
  Edmunds	
                                                   of	
  Environmental	
  sciences/Omdurman	
  Ahlia	
                                                                                                     Client	
  Development	
  Manager,	
  GHD	
  
Faculty	
  Member:	
  School	
  of	
  Geography	
  and	
  the	
              University	
                                                                                                                                            Ireland	
  
                                                                             Sudan	
                                                                             	
  
Environment,	
  Oxford	
  University	
  
United	
  Kingdom	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mr.	
  Mohsen	
  Mokhtar	
  Guizani	
  

                                                                                                                                                                 G	
  
                                                                             Prof.	
  Alaa	
  El-­‐Sadek	
                                                                                                                           Associate	
  Vice	
  President	
  for	
  Graduate	
  
Mr.	
  Ibezim	
  Donatus	
  ejike	
                                          President,	
  Arab	
  World	
  Academy	
  of	
  Young	
  Scientists	
                                                                                   Programs,	
  Qatar	
  University	
  
Administrative	
  officer,	
  Itire-­‐ikate	
  Local	
  Government	
         Egypt	
                                                                                                                                                 Qatar	
  
Nigeria	
  
                                                                             Dr.	
  Alaa	
  Abdallah	
  Mohamed	
  El-­‐Sadek	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     	
  
                                                                             Associate	
  Professor,	
  Arabian	
  Gulf	
  University	
                          Mr.	
  Robin	
  Galan	
  
Dr.	
  Hussein	
  Ihsan	
  Elatfy	
  
                                                                             Egypt	
                                                                             Political	
  attaché,	
  French	
  embassy	
  in	
  Qatar	
  
Acting	
  Secretary	
  General	
  (and	
  ex-­‐Minister	
  of	
  Water	
                                                                                                                                                             	
  
Resources	
  and	
  Irrigation),	
  Arab	
  Water	
  Council	
                                                                                                   France	
  
Egypt	
                                                                      Dr.	
  INTISAR	
  ELTERAFI	
  
                                                                             Assistant	
  Professor,	
  University	
  of	
  Gezira	
                             	
  
                                                                             Sudan	
  

                                                                                                                                                          	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               	
  
	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Mr.	
  Yousef	
  Falah	
  Ismail	
                                           Mr.	
  Chung	
  kee-­‐Jong	
  Jong	
  

H	
  
                                                                             Prof.	
  Jane	
  Harrigan	
  
                                                                             Professor	
  of	
  Economics,	
  School	
  of	
  Oriental	
  and	
                  Statistical	
  Cluster	
  Advisor-­‐	
  Arab	
  States,	
  UNESCO	
          Ambassador,	
  Republic	
  of	
  Korea	
  
                                                                             African	
  Studies,	
  University	
  of	
  London	
                                 Qatar	
                                                                      Korea	
  
                                                                             United	
  Kingdom	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Dr.	
  Hideo	
  Iwahashi	
                                                   Miss.	
  nanor	
  joulfayan	
  
                                                                             Dr.	
  Mazen	
  Omar	
  Hasna	
                                                     Chief	
  Engineer,	
  Mitsubishi	
  Heavy	
  Industries	
                    producer,	
  Al-­‐Kass	
  TV	
  
Ms.	
  Sharoun	
  Inj	
  Haar	
  
                                                                             Dean	
  of	
  College	
  of	
  Engineering,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                Japan	
                                                                      Lebanon	
  
Expert	
  Social	
  Development,	
  General	
  Secretariat	
  for	
  
Development	
  Planning	
  	
                                                Qatar	
  


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              K	
  
Qatar	
                                                                                                                                                          	
  
                                                                             Mr.	
  Chad	
  Heeter	
  


                                                                                                                                                                 J	
  
Dr.	
  Halila	
  Mohamed	
  Habib	
                                          Senior	
  Reporter,	
  Qatar	
  TV	
  (TVSDC)	
  
Project	
  Director	
  and	
  Senior	
  Consultant,	
  International	
       United	
  States	
  
Center	
  for	
  Agricultural	
  Research	
  in	
  the	
  Dry	
  Areas	
  
(ICARDA)	
                                                                   Dr.	
  Nitham	
  Mohammed	
  Hindi	
                                                                                                                             Mr.	
  Damir	
  Kalinkin	
  
Tunisia	
                                                                    Dean	
  of	
  College	
  of	
  Business	
  and	
  Economics,	
  Qatar	
                                                                                          Principal/Owner,	
  DHEG	
  LP	
  
                                                                             University	
                                                                        Mrs.	
  Somaya	
  Jalala	
                                                   United	
  States	
  
Mr.	
  Elias	
  Haddad	
                                                     Qatar	
                                                                             architect,	
  alsraiya	
  holding	
  group	
  
Managing	
  Director,	
  US-­‐Qatar	
  Business	
  Council	
                                                                                                     Liberia	
                                                                    Mr.	
  Abraham	
  Kamarck	
  
United	
  States	
                                                           Dr.	
  Duncan	
  Hindle	
                                                                                                                                        MD,	
  Maendeleo	
  Ventures	
  
                                                                             Political	
  Advisor,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Agriculture,	
  Forestry	
               Mr.	
  Bonnie	
  James	
                                                     United	
  States	
  
Prof.	
  Forat	
  A.	
  HAIDER	
                                             and	
  Fisheries	
  in	
  South	
  Africa	
                                         Deputy	
  News	
  Editor,	
  Gulf	
  Times	
  
Advisor	
  of	
  Water-­‐Soil	
  Management,	
  Ministry	
  of	
             South	
  Africa	
                                                                   India	
                                                                      Ms.	
  Kristy	
  Kamarck	
  
water	
  Resources	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior	
  Research	
  Manager,	
  RAND-­‐Qatar	
  Policy	
  
Iraq	
                                                                       Dr.	
  Shailaja	
  Hittalmani	
                                                     Mr.	
  Giberto	
  Janolio	
                                                  Institute	
  
                                                                             Professor	
  of	
  Genetics	
  and	
  Plant	
  Breeding,	
  University	
            CEO,	
  GClifegreen	
                                                        United	
  States	
  
Mr.	
  Michael	
  Haj	
                                                      of	
  Agricultural	
  Sciences,	
  Bangalore-­‐65,	
  India	
                       Brazil	
  
Manager/producer,	
  Prime	
  time	
  Productions	
                          India	
                                                                                                                                                          Dr.	
  Mehran	
  Kamrava	
  
Jordan	
                                                                                                                                                         Dr.	
  Samir	
  Jaoua	
                                                      Director,	
  CIRS,	
  Georgetown	
  University-­‐Qatar	
  
                                                                             Mr.	
  Holger	
  Hoff	
                                                             Head	
  of	
  Department	
  of	
  Biological	
  Sciences,	
  Qatar	
         Iran	
  
Mr.	
  Bassam	
  Halabi	
                                                    Senior	
  Scientist,	
  Stockholm	
  Environment	
                                  University	
  
Business	
  Group	
  Manager	
  Infrastructure,	
  GHD	
                     Institute/Potsdam	
  Institute	
  for	
  Climate	
  Impact	
                        Qatar	
                                                                      Mr.	
  Noujaim	
  Karim	
  
New	
  Zealand	
                                                             Research	
                                                                                                                                                       CEO,	
  JP	
  Morgan	
  
                                                                             Germany	
                                                                           Mr.	
  Saleh	
  Jelassi	
                                                    France	
  
Mr.	
  Mujtaba	
  Hamidy	
                                                                                                                                       Technical	
  Assistant,	
  Islamic	
  Development	
  Bank	
  
Senior	
  Engineer,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Municipality	
  and	
  Urban	
      Mr.	
  Chanthy	
  Huot	
                                                            Group	
                                                                      Mr.	
  Akitomo	
  Kato	
  
Planning	
                                                                   Intern,	
  UNESCO	
                                                                 Saudi	
  Arabia	
                                                            Engineer,	
  Mitsubishi	
  Heavy	
  Industries	
  
Australia	
                                                                  Cambodia	
                                                                                                                                                       Japan	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Mr.	
  ADEWALE	
  ADENIYI	
  JEREMIAH	
  
Dr.	
  Helmi	
  Hammami	
                                                    	
                                                                                  MEDIA	
  OFFICER,	
  ILESA	
  WEST	
  LOCAL	
  GOVERNMENT	
                  Mr.	
  Chung	
  Keejong	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Niger	
                                                                      Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Republic	
  of	
  Korea	
  
Head,	
  department	
  of	
  Accounting	
  and	
  Information	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              South	
  Korea	
  

                                                                             I	
  
systems.,	
  Qatar	
  University	
  
Tunisia	
                                                                                                                                                        Mr.	
  Luis	
  Jimenez-­‐McInnis	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Special	
  Adviser	
  to	
  President,	
  International	
  Fund	
  for	
     Mr.	
  Andrew	
  Kemp	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Agricultural	
  Development	
                                                Cameraman,	
  Ultramarine	
  Films	
  
Dr.	
  Frank	
  Harrigan	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Panama	
                                                                     United	
  Kingdom	
  
Director,	
  General	
  Secretariat	
  for	
  Development	
  
Planning	
                                                                   Mr.	
  Alaa	
  al-­‐Deen	
  Kamal	
  Ibrahim	
  
United	
  Kingdom	
                                                                                                                                              Mr.	
  PHILIP	
  JOHNFIAH	
                                                  Mr.	
  Martin	
  Keulertz	
  
                                                                             Finance	
  Manager,	
  Al-­‐Adekhar	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 PROGRAM	
  OFFICER,	
  SEKYERE	
  EAST	
  DISTRICT	
                         Researcher,	
  King's	
  College,	
  London	
  
                                                                             Egypt	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 ASSEMBLY	
                                                                   Germany	
  
	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 Ghana	
  


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             	
  
                                                                                                                                                          	
  
                                                                                                                                                                 	
  
	
  
                                                                                                                                                              M	
  
Dr.	
  Sherief	
  Ibrahim	
  Mohamed	
  Ahmed	
  Khalifa	
                    Mr.	
  Tomoya	
  Kurisaki	
                                                                                                                                Mr.	
  Said	
  Masiri	
  
Associate	
  Dean	
  of	
  College	
  of	
  Pharmacy	
  for	
  Academic	
     Engineer,	
  Mitsubishi	
  Heavy	
  Industries	
                                                                                                           Chairman,	
  Jordan	
  River	
  Company	
  (JORICO)	
  
Affairs,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                                             Japan	
                                                                                                                                                    Jordan	
  
Qatar	
  
                                                                              Mr.	
  Arend	
  Kuster	
                                                                                                                                   Mr.	
  Aladin	
  Masri	
  
Prof.	
  Salah	
  Abdel	
  Moemen	
  khalil	
                                 Managing	
  Director,	
  QScience	
                                             Mrs.	
  Hanzadah	
  Mahfouz	
                                              Trainee	
  Lawyer,	
  UGGC	
  Avocats	
  
Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  and	
  Land	
  Reclamation,	
  Arab	
        Germany	
                                                                       Economic	
  Specialist,	
  U.S.	
  Embassy	
  in	
  Doha	
                 France	
  
Republic	
  of	
  Egypt	
                                                                                                                                     Egypt	
  
                                                                              	
                                                                                                                                                         Dr.	
  Msafiri	
  Mbaga	
  
Mr.	
  Mohamed	
  Khalil	
                                                                                                                                    Dr.	
  Tidu	
  Maini	
                                                     Assistant	
  Professor/Department	
  of	
  Natural	
  Resource	
  
Vice	
  President	
  -­‐	
  Business	
  Development,	
  Tatweer	
                                                                                                                                                                        Economics,	
  Sultan	
  Qaboos	
  University	
  

                                                                              L	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Executive	
  Chairman,	
  Qatar	
  Science	
  &	
  Technology	
  
Infrastructure	
  Company	
                                                                                                                                   Park	
                                                                     Oman	
  
Bahrain	
                                                                                                                                                     Qatar	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr.	
  Thomas	
  Mbeyela	
  
Prof.	
  Dr.	
  Ajmal	
  Khan	
                                                                                                                               Mr.	
  Jason	
  Majid	
                                                    Field	
  Extension	
  Officer,	
  Land	
  O'Lakes,Inc	
  
Qatar	
  Shell	
  Professorial	
  Chair	
  for	
  Sustainable	
               Mr.	
  Remer	
  Lane	
                                                          Partner,	
  Clyde	
  and	
  Co.	
  LLP	
                                   Tanzania	
  
Development	
  and	
  Distinguished	
  Professor,	
  Qatar	
                  President,	
  Fingalee	
  LLC	
                                                 Canada	
  
University	
                                                                  United	
  States	
                                                                                                                                         Mr.	
  Peter	
  McCornick	
  
Qatar	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deputy	
  Director	
  General	
  –	
  Research,	
  International	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Mr.	
  Ahmad	
  Malek	
  
                                                                              Mr.	
  Emmanuel	
  S.	
  Larmeh	
                                               Engineer,	
  Dep.	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  Affairs,	
  Ministry	
  of	
     Water	
  Management	
  Institute	
  	
  
Dr.	
  Mohamed	
  Khawlie	
                                                   Second	
  Secretary/Vice	
  Consul,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  the	
                                                                                              United	
  States	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Environment	
  
Consultant,	
  Qatar	
  Environment	
  &	
  Energy	
  Research	
              Republic	
  of	
  Liberia,	
  Doha,	
  State	
  of	
  Qatar	
                   Qatar	
  
Institute	
  (QEERI)	
                                                        Liberia	
                                                                                                                                                  Dr.	
  Rachael	
  McDonnell	
  
Lebanon	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Ms.	
  Caroline	
  Malone	
                                                Scientist,	
  International	
  Centre	
  for	
  Biosaline	
  
                                                                              Ms.	
  Ouarda	
  Lebnane	
                                                      Senior	
  Producer,	
  Al	
  Jazeera	
  English	
                          Agriculture	
  
Mr.	
  Philip	
  Kiriro	
                                                     Chief	
  Editor,	
  Algerian	
  TV	
                                            United	
  Kingdom	
                                                        United	
  Kingdom	
  
President,	
  Eastern	
  Africa	
  Farmers	
  Federation	
                    Algeria	
  
Kenya	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Dr.	
  Marcus	
  Marktanner	
                                              Mr.	
  Musa	
  McKee	
  
                                                                              Ms.	
  Ourda	
  Lebnane	
                                                       Associate	
  Professor,	
  Kennesaw	
  State	
  University	
               PhD	
  Researcher,	
  SOAS/University	
  of	
  London	
  
Dr.	
  Laurie	
  Kitch	
                                                      Chief,	
  News	
  Department,	
  Algerian	
  TV	
                               United	
  States	
                                                         United	
  Kingdom	
  
Agriculture	
  Consultant,	
  Independent	
                                   Algeria	
  
United	
  States	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Mr.	
  El	
  Khattabi	
  Marouan	
                                         Mr.	
  Lucas	
  Menut	
  
                                                                              Dr.	
  Ngolefac	
  Lekeazem	
  Agendia	
                                                                                                                   Attache,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  the	
  Republic	
  of	
  France	
  
Mr.	
  Abolghassem	
  Parviz	
  Koohafkan	
                                                                                                                   Business	
  International	
  Manager	
  Middle	
  East	
  &	
  North	
  
                                                                              Consultant,	
  OSRD	
  Cameroon	
                                                                                                                          France	
  
Director:	
  Land	
  and	
  Water	
  Division,	
  Food	
  and	
                                                                                               Africa,	
  VALORIZA	
  AGUA	
  
                                                                              Cameroon	
  
Agriculture	
  Organization	
  (FAO)	
                                                                                                                        United	
  Arab	
  Emirates	
  
Italy	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mr.	
  Sameer	
  Meralli	
  
                                                                              Dr.	
  Kamel	
  Louhichi	
  
                                                                                                                                                              Mrs.	
  Milena	
  Martinelli	
                                             Chief	
  Executive	
  Officer,	
  Alchemy	
  Capital	
  Advisors	
  
                                                                              Researcher,	
  Institut	
  Agronomique	
  Méditerranéen	
  de	
  
Dr.	
  Sally	
  Kosgei	
                                                                                                                                      President,	
  Martinelli	
                                                 Canada	
  
                                                                              Montpellier	
  
Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture,	
  Republic	
  of	
  Kenya	
                   France	
                                                                        Brazil	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr.	
  Stephane	
  Michel	
  
Dr.	
  Hemesiri	
  Kotagama	
                                                                                                                                 Mr.	
  Mohammed	
  Ali	
  Al	
  Marzuki	
                                  CEO,	
  Group	
  TOTAL	
  
                                                                              Dr.	
  James	
  Lowenberg-­‐DeBoer	
  
Assistant	
  Professor/Department	
  of	
  Natural	
  Resource	
                                                                                              Director,	
  Joint	
  Services	
  Department,	
  Statistics	
              France	
  
                                                                              Associate	
  Dean	
  &	
  Director:	
  International	
  Programs	
  in	
  
Economics,	
  Sultan	
  Qaboos	
  University	
                                Agriculture,	
  Purdue	
  University	
                                          Authority	
  
Oman	
                                                                        United	
  States	
                                                              Qatar	
                                                                    Dr.	
  Suzi	
  Mirgani	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Editor	
  for	
  CIRS	
  Publications,	
  Center	
  for	
  International	
  
Dr.	
  Stephan	
  Kriesel	
                                                   Mr.	
  Michael	
  Lynch	
                                                       Dr.	
  Eyad	
  Masad	
                                                     and	
  Regional	
  Studies	
  -­‐	
  Georgetown	
  University	
  in	
  
Advisor,	
  Government	
  Advisory	
  Practise	
                              Executive	
  Producer,	
  Ultramarine	
  Films	
                                Assistant	
  Dean	
  for	
  Research	
  and	
  Graduate	
                  Qatar	
  
Germany	
                                                                     Australia	
                                                                     Studies,	
  Texas	
  A&M	
  University	
  at	
  Qatar	
                    Russian	
  Federation	
  
                                                                                                                                                              United	
  States	
  
                                                                              	
  

                                                                                                                                                       	
  
	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      	
  
                                                                                                                                                              	
  
Dr.	
  Anil	
  Mishra	
                                                       Concertation	
  et	
  de	
  Coopération	
  des	
  Ruraux	
                     Prof.	
  Mohammad	
  B.	
  Habibi	
  Najafi	
                                     Ms.	
  Zuleykha	
  Nuriyeva	
  
Programme	
  Specialist,	
  UNESCO	
                                          Senegal	
                                                                      Faculty	
  member,	
  Ferdowsi	
  University	
  of	
  Mashhad	
                   COO,	
  ESSB-­‐Berlin	
  Germany	
  
Nepal	
                                                                                                                                                      Iran	
                                                                            Azerbaijan	
  
                                                                              Dr.	
  Khaled	
  Moustafa	
  
Mrs.	
  Arti	
  Mishra	
                                                      Researcher,	
  INSERM	
                                                        Dr.	
  Khalid	
  Kamal	
  Naji	
                                                  Mr.	
  Kanayo	
  Nwanze	
  
PhD	
  Aspirant,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                                     France	
                                                                       Associate	
  Vice	
  President	
  for	
  Facilities	
  and	
                      President,	
  International	
  Fund	
  for	
  Agricultural	
  
India	
                                                                                                                                                      Information	
  Technology,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                               Development	
  	
  
                                                                              Mr.	
  Alexander	
  Muller	
                                                   Qatar	
                                                                           Italy	
  
Mr.	
  Narendra	
  Mishra	
                                                   Assistant	
  Director-­‐General,	
  FAO	
  
Safety	
  Engineer,	
  Larsen	
  &	
  Toubro	
  Limited	
                     Germany	
                                                                      Mrs.	
  Adnelly	
  Regina	
  Nandoumabe	
                                         Mr.	
  Ibrahim	
  K.	
  Nyei	
  
India	
                                                                                                                                                      Delegate	
  of	
  Minister	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  and	
  Irrigation	
  -­‐	
     Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  the	
  Republic	
  of	
  Liberia	
  
                                                                              Dr.	
  Mark	
  Mulligan	
                                                      Chad	
  -­‐	
  Executive	
  Secretary,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Agriculture	
         Liberia	
  
Mr.	
  Ramy	
  Mohamed	
                                                      Reader	
  in	
  Geography,	
  King's	
  College,	
  London	
                   and	
  Irrigation,	
  Chad	
  
Compost	
  &	
  Soil	
  Consultant,	
  Egyptian	
  Biodynamic	
               United	
  Kingdom	
                                                            Chad	
                                                                            	
  
Association	
  
Egypt	
                                                                                                                                                      Mr.	
  Mohammed	
  Nass	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               O	
  
                                                                              Prof.	
  Marta	
  Mundy	
  
                                                                              Professor	
  Emerita	
  of	
  Anthropology,	
  London	
  School	
  of	
        General	
  Manager,	
  Bahrain	
  Flour	
  Mills	
  Company	
  
Mr.	
  Ouldahmed	
  Mohameden	
                                               Economics	
                                                                    Bahrain	
  
Editor,	
  Qatar	
  news	
  agency	
                                          United	
  Kingdom	
  
Mauritania	
                                                                                                                                                 Dr.	
  Mohamadou	
  Mansour	
  N'Diay	
  
                                                                              Mr.	
  Michael	
  Murphy	
                                                     Deputy	
  Executive	
  Secretary	
  (A.I)	
  of	
  the	
  UNCCD	
                 Mr.	
  Michael	
  Odhiambo	
  
Dr.	
  Yasir	
  Elginaid	
  Mohieldeen	
                                      Principal,	
  Smallwood,	
  Reynolds,	
  Stewart,	
  Stewart	
  &	
            Secretariat,	
  United	
  Nations	
  Convention	
  to	
  Combat	
                 Director,	
  People	
  Land	
  and	
  Rural	
  Development	
  
Scientist-­‐	
  GIS	
  and	
  Spatial	
  Analysis,	
  Qatar	
                 Associates	
                                                                   Desertification	
                                                                 Kenya	
  
Environment	
  &	
  Energy	
  Research	
  Institute	
  (QEERI)	
              United	
  States	
  
Qatar	
                                                                                                                                                      Mr.	
  Peter	
  Neuschaeffer	
                                                    Dr.	
  Hassan	
  Abdelrahim	
  Okour	
  
                                                                              Dr.	
  Eiman	
  Mohd	
  Tayyeb	
  Mustafawi	
                                  Co-­‐Chairperson,	
  Qatar	
  Green	
  Building	
  Council	
  of	
  the	
         Dean	
  of	
  College	
  of	
  Law,	
  Qatar	
  University	
  
Dr.	
  Rabi	
  H.	
  Mohtar	
                                                 Dean	
  of	
  College	
  of	
  Arts	
  and	
  Sciences,	
  Qatar	
             Water	
  Interest	
  Group	
                                                      Qatar	
  
QEERI	
  Executive	
  Director,	
  QEERI	
  -­‐	
  Qatar	
  Environment	
     University	
                                                                   Germany	
  
&	
  Energy	
  Research	
  Institute	
                                        Qatar	
                                                                                                                                                          Mr.	
  Yaya	
  Olaniran	
  
Qatar	
                                                                                                                                                      Dr.	
  Madiodio	
  Niasse	
                                                       Chairman,	
  Committee	
  on	
  World	
  Food	
  Security	
  
                                                                              	
                                                                             Director,	
  Secretariat	
  of	
  International	
  Land	
  Coalition	
            Nigeria	
  
Mr.	
  Abdul	
  Moniem	
                                                                                                                                     Senegal	
  
Qatar	
  Fixer,	
  Ultramarine	
  Films	
  

                                                                              N	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ms.	
  Noimot	
  Olayiwola	
  
Jordan	
                                                                                                                                                     Mr.	
  Karim	
  Paul	
  Noujaim	
                                                 Staff	
  Reporter,	
  Gulf	
  Times	
  
                                                                                                                                                             Senior	
  Country	
  Officer,	
  J.P	
  Morgan	
  Chase	
  Bank	
                 Nigeria	
  
Mr.	
  Kenjiro	
  Monji	
                                                                                                                                    France	
  
Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Japan	
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr.	
  Ammar	
  Omar	
  
Japan	
                                                                       Dr.	
  Kakha	
  NADIRADZE	
                                                    Dr.	
  Osanma	
  Noujoum	
                                                        General	
  Manager,	
  Information	
  and	
  Documentation	
  
                                                                              President,	
  Association	
  for	
  Farmers	
  Rights	
  Defense,	
            Economic	
  Expert,	
  General	
  Secretariat	
  for	
                            Center,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  
Mr.	
  Gaetano	
  Montalbano	
                                                AFRD	
                                                                         Development	
  Planning	
  (GSDP)	
                                               Libya	
  
CEO,	
  g.moss	
  s.r.l.	
                                                    Georgia	
                                                                      Qatar	
  
Italy	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mrs.	
  Dwaa	
  Osman	
  
                                                                              Mrs.	
  Sindhu	
  Nair	
                                                       Mr.	
  FATELIN	
  GAIUS	
  NTENVO	
  TCHICAYA	
                                   Research	
  Analyst,	
  Center	
  for	
  International	
  and	
  
Mrs.	
  Ismahane	
  Mosbahi	
                                                 Editor,	
  Qatar	
  Today	
                                                    CHARGE	
  AU	
  DEVELOPPEMENT	
  DURABLE,	
  ACPEDC-­‐                            Regional	
  Studies	
  at	
  Georgetown	
  University	
  
Communication	
  Coordinator,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                        India	
                                                                        ONG	
                                                                             Sudan	
  
Algeria	
                                                                                                                                                    Congo	
  
                                                                              Prof.	
  Habibi	
  Najafi	
                                                                                                                                      Dr.	
  Mohamed	
  OUESSAR	
  
Mr.	
  Cissokho	
  Cheikh	
  Mouhamady	
                                      Faculty	
  Member,	
  Department	
  of	
  Food	
  Science	
  &	
               Ms.	
  Zuleykha	
  Nuriyeva	
                                                     Senior	
  Researcher,	
  INSTITUT	
  DES	
  REGIONS	
  ARIDES	
  
Honorary	
  President	
  of	
  R.O.P.P.A.	
  and	
  DU	
                      Technology,	
  Ferdowsi	
  University	
  of	
  Mashhad	
                       COO,	
  ESSB-­‐Berlin	
  Germany	
                                                (IRA)	
  
C.N.C.R.,	
  ROPPA	
  and	
  Conseil	
  National	
  de	
                      Iran	
                                                                         Azerbaijan	
                                                                      Tunisia	
  


                                                                                                                                                      	
                                                                                                                                                              	
  
	
                                                                                                                                                           	
  
Dr.	
  Theib	
  Yousef	
  Theib	
  Oweis	
                                  Mr.	
  Hassan	
  Qasem	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Ms.	
  Noemi	
  LePrince	
  Ringuet	
                                             Dr.	
  Hissa	
  Mohamed	
  Sadiq	
  
Director:	
  Integrated	
  Water	
  and	
  Land	
  Management	
             Senior	
  Infrastructure	
  Engineer,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Research	
  Associate,	
  The	
  Energy	
  and	
  Resources	
                     Dean	
  of	
  College	
  of	
  Education,	
  Qatar	
  University	
  
program,	
  International	
  Center	
  for	
  Agricultural	
                Municipality	
  and	
  Urban	
  Planning	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Institute	
                                                                       Qatar	
  
Research	
  in	
  the	
  Dry	
  Areas	
  (ICARDA)	
                         Swaziland	
  
                                                                                                                                                         France	
  
Jordan	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dr.	
  Nermine	
  Saif	
  Al-­‐Deen	
  
                                                                            Mrs.	
  Reham	
  Qawasmeh	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Miss.	
  Noemie	
  LePrince	
  Ringuet	
                                          Veterinary,	
  Private	
  sector	
  
	
                                                                          Teaching	
  Assistant,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                              Pachuri's	
  Assistant	
  RESEARCH	
  ASSOCIATE,	
  THE	
                         Egypt	
  
                                                                            Jordan	
                                                                     ENERGY	
  AND	
  RESOURCES	
  INSTITUTE	
  (TERI)	
  


P	
  
                                                                                                                                                         France	
                                                                          Mr.	
  Ramy	
  Salama	
  
                                                                            	
                                                                                                                                                             Journalist,	
  Qatar	
  Tribune	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Prof.	
  Thomas	
  Rosswall	
                                                     Egypt	
  


                                                                            R	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Chair,	
  Independent	
  Science	
  Panel,	
  CCAFS/CGIAR	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Sweden	
                                                                          Mr.	
  Abdallah	
  Saleh	
  
Dr.	
  Rajendra	
  Kumar	
  Pachauri	
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Act.	
  Deputy	
  Minister,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  
Director-­‐General,	
  The	
  Energy	
  and	
  Resources	
  Institute	
                                                                                  Mr.	
  Mohammed	
  Rouighi	
                                                      Palestinian	
  Territory	
  
India	
                                                                                                                                                  Special	
  Adviser	
  to	
  The	
  Director-­‐General	
  of	
  FAO,	
  Food	
  
                                                                            Dr.	
  Gholamreza	
  Rahbar	
                                                and	
  Agriculture	
  Organization	
  of	
  the	
  United	
  Nations	
            Dr.	
  Walid	
  Saleh	
  
Mr.	
  H.E	
  Charalambos	
  Panayides	
                                    Research	
  Scientist,	
  Fars	
  Research	
  Center	
  for	
                (FAO)	
                                                                           Head,	
  MENA	
  Regional	
  Program,	
  UNU-­‐INWEH	
  
Ambassador,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Cyprus	
                                    Agriculture	
  and	
  Natural	
  Resources	
                                 Algeria	
                                                                         Canada	
  
Cyprus	
                                                                    Iran	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Mr.	
  Mohammad	
  Amin	
  Rousan	
                                               Mr.	
  Maher	
  Salman	
  
Mrs.	
  Anna	
  Paolini	
                                                   Dr.	
  Ahmed	
  Abdel	
  Rahman	
                                            Director	
  of	
  private	
  Sector,	
  Relations	
  &	
  Parliamentary	
         Technical	
  Adviser,	
  FAO	
  Regional	
  Office	
  
Head	
  of	
  office	
  -­‐	
  UNESCO	
  Representative	
  to	
             Associate	
  professor	
  of	
  agricultural	
                               Affairs	
  Department,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Agriculture	
  -­‐	
  Jordan	
        Italy	
  
Jordan,	
  UNESCO	
                                                         extension,	
  University	
  of	
  Gezira	
                                   Jordan	
  
Qatar	
                                                                     Sudan	
                                                                                                                                                        Mr.	
  Renato	
  Santos	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Prof.	
  Maria	
  Cristina	
  Rulli	
                                             General	
  Manager,	
  Qatar	
  Business	
  Management	
  
Mr.	
  Jean-­‐Christophe	
  Peaucelle	
                                     Mr.	
  Ahmedou	
  Rajel	
                                                    Ass.	
  Professor	
  in	
  Hydrology	
  and	
  water	
                            Group	
  
Ambassador,	
  French	
  Embassy	
  in	
  Doha	
                            Editor,	
  Qatar	
  news	
  agency	
                                         resources,	
  Politecnico	
  di	
  Milano	
                                       Philippines	
  
France	
                                                                    Mauritania	
                                                                 Italy	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mr.	
  Yoshinori	
  Satake	
  
                                                                                                                                                         	
                                                                                First	
  Secretary,	
  Embassy	
  of	
  Japan	
  
Ms.	
  Clare	
  Pedrick	
                                                   Mr.	
  Crescente	
  Relacion	
  
Journalist,	
  ICARDA	
                                                     Ambassador,	
  Philippine	
  Embassy	
                                                                                                                         Japan	
  


                                                                                                                                                         S	
  
United	
  Kingdom	
                                                         Philippines	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Prof.	
  Eduard	
  Bernard	
  Schultz	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Expert:	
  Land	
  and	
  Water	
  Development,	
  UNESCO	
  -­‐	
  IHE	
  
Mr.	
  Mujib	
  Rahman	
  M	
  Pillai	
                                     Mr.	
  Jogn	
  Luke	
  Reynolds	
  
Agricultural	
  Engineer,	
  Consultant	
                                   Economic	
  Officer,	
  U.S.	
  Embassy	
  in	
  Doha	
                                                                                                        Netherlands	
  
India	
                                                                     United	
  States	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Mr.	
  Hassan	
  Saad	
                                                           Mr.	
  H.E.	
  Dr.	
  Rajiv	
  Shah	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Ambassador,	
  Lebanese	
  Embassy	
                                              USAID	
  Administrator,	
  USAID	
  
Mrs.	
  Vanessa	
  SALAS	
  POUGET	
                                        Mr.	
  Philip	
  Riddell	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Lebanon	
                                                                         United	
  States	
  
the	
  2nd	
  Counsellor	
  of	
  the	
  French	
  Embassy,	
  French	
     International	
  Adviser	
  and	
  company	
  director,	
  Indo	
  
Embassy	
  in	
  Doha	
                                                     African	
  Agricultural	
  Capital	
  ltd	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Mr.	
  Maurice	
  Saade	
                                                         Mr.	
  Masayuki	
  Shiba	
  
France	
                                                                    United	
  Kingdom	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Senior	
  Agriculture	
  Economist-­‐	
  Middle	
  East	
  and	
  North	
         General	
  Manager,	
  Mitsubishi	
  Corporation	
  	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Africa,	
  The	
  World	
  Bank	
                                                 Japan	
  
	
                                                                          Mr.	
  Fawzi	
  Rihane	
                                                     United	
  States	
  
                                                                            Programme	
  Manager,	
  International	
  Fund	
  for	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dr.	
  Kamil	
  Haif	
  Shideed	
  
                                                                            Agricultural	
  Development	
  (IFAD)	
  

Q	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Mr.	
  Rabih	
  Saade	
                                                           Assistant	
  Director	
  General,	
  International	
  Cooperation	
  
                                                                            Tunisia	
  
                                                                                                                                                         Project	
  Manager,	
  Auditoire	
                                                and	
  Communication,	
  International	
  Center	
  for	
  
                                                                                                                                                         France	
                                                                          Agricultural	
  Research	
  in	
  the	
  Dry	
  Areas	
  (ICARDA)	
  
                                                                            	
                                                                                                                                                             Iraq	
  



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         	
  
                                                                                                                                                  	
     	
  
	
  
Mr.	
  Rentaro	
  Shimizu	
                                               Mr.	
  H.E.	
  Achim	
  Steiner	
  
                                                                                                                                                          Mr.	
  Bukar	
  Tijani	
                                                   Mr.	
  Dominic	
  Waughray	
  
Manager,	
  Mitsubishi	
  Corporation	
  	
                               Executive	
  Director,	
  United	
  Nations	
  Environment	
  
                                                                                                                                                          Minister	
  of	
  State	
  for	
  Agriculture	
  and	
  Rural	
            Senior	
  Director,	
  Head	
  of	
  Environmental	
  
Japan	
                                                                   Programme	
  
                                                                                                                                                          Development,	
  Federal	
  Republic	
  of	
  Nigeria	
                     Initiatives,	
  World	
  Economic	
  Forum	
  
                                                                          Kenya	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     United	
  Kingdom	
  
Mr.	
  Ramiz	
  Shlah	
  
                                                                                                                                                          Dr.	
  Camilla	
  Toulmin	
  
Associate,	
  Clyde	
  and	
  Co.	
  LLP	
                                Mr.	
  Areef	
  Suleman	
  
                                                                                                                                                          Director,	
  International	
  Institute	
  for	
  Environment	
  and	
     Mrs.	
  Flora	
  Whitney	
  
Canada	
                                                                  Division	
  Manager:	
  Policy	
  Development,	
  Islamic	
  
                                                                                                                                                          Development	
                                                              Budget	
  and	
  Finance	
  Analyst,	
  Georgetown	
  University-­‐	
  
                                                                          Development	
  Bank	
  
                                                                                                                                                          United	
  Kingdom	
                                                        CIRS	
  
Dr.	
  Basem	
  Shomar	
                                                  South	
  Africa	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     United	
  States	
  
PI,	
  Qatar	
  Environment	
  &	
  Energy	
  Research	
  Institute	
  
                                                                                                                                                          	
  
(QEERI)	
                                                                 Dr.	
  Alawi	
  Swabury	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dr.	
  Timothy	
  Olalekan	
  Williams	
  
Germany	
                                                                 CEO,	
  ESSB-­‐Berlin	
  Germany	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Director,	
  Africa,	
  International	
  Water	
  Management	
  

                                                                                                                                                          U	
  
                                                                          Tanzania	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Institute	
  (IWMI)	
  
Mr.	
  Mohammad	
  Ashraf	
  Siddiqui	
                                                                                                                                                                                              Nigeria	
  
Chief	
  Editor,	
  Urdu	
  Post	
  Int'l	
                               	
  
Qatar	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mr.	
  Peter	
  Wilson	
  


                                                                          T	
                                                                             Mr.	
  Richard	
  Uchrin	
                                                 Associate	
  Director,	
  Arup	
  
Mr.	
  Attia	
  Sobhy	
                                                                                                                                                                                                              United	
  Kingdom	
  
Manager,	
  Egyptian	
  Biodynamic	
  Association	
  	
                                                                                                   Business	
  Development	
  Manager,	
  Chiyoda	
  
Egypt	
                                                                                                                                                   Corporation	
  
                                                                                                                                                          Hungary	
                                                                  Dr.	
  Elizabeth	
  Alden	
  Wily	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Land	
  Policy	
  Advisor,	
  Independent	
  
Ms.	
  Suvi	
  Elina	
  Sojamo	
                                          Prof.	
  Abdelaziz	
  Tageldin	
                                                                                                                           United	
  Kingdom	
  
PhD	
  Researcher:	
  Water	
  and	
  Development	
  Research	
                                                                                           Mr.	
  Ngadi	
  Sunday	
  Uzochuckwu	
  
                                                                          Professor	
  of	
  Water	
  Resources	
  Economics,	
  Arab	
  Water	
  
Group,	
  Aalto	
  University,	
  Finland	
                                                                                                               Commissioner	
  for	
  Agriculture,	
  Itire-­‐ikate	
  Local	
  
                                                                          Council	
                                                                                                                                                  Mr.	
  Roland	
  Winkler	
  
Finland	
                                                                                                                                                 Government	
  
                                                                          Egypt	
                                                                                                                                                    Sound	
  Engineer,	
  Ultramarine	
  Films	
  
                                                                                                                                                          Nigeria	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Austria	
  
Dr.	
  Anna	
  Grichting	
  Solder	
                                      Mr.	
  Javed	
  Talat	
  
Assistant	
  Professor,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                                                                                                          	
  
                                                                          Executive	
  Director-­‐	
  EDS06,	
  International	
  Bank	
  for	
                                                                                       Dr.	
  Eckart	
  Woertz	
  
Switzerland	
                                                             Reconstruction	
  &	
  Development	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Senior	
  Researcher,	
  Barcelona	
  Centre	
  for	
  

                                                                                                                                                          V	
  
                                                                          United	
  States	
                                                                                                                                         International	
  Affairs	
  (CIDOB)	
  
Dr.	
  Mahmoud	
  Solh	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Germany	
  
Director	
  General,	
  International	
  Center	
  for	
                  Ms.	
  Nadia	
  Talpur	
  
Agricultural	
  Research	
  in	
  the	
  Dry	
  Areas	
  (ICARDA)	
       Coordinator,	
  Center	
  for	
  International	
  and	
  Regional	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     	
  
Syrian	
  Arab	
  Republic	
                                              Studies	
  -­‐	
  Georgetown	
  University	
  in	
  Qatar	
  
                                                                          Canada	
                                                                        Dr.	
  Harry	
  Vehoeven	
  


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Y	
  
Miss.	
  Chantal	
  Soudi	
                                                                                                                               Convenor	
  of	
  the	
  Oxford	
  University	
  China-­‐Africa	
  
Project	
  Coordinator,	
  Mitsubishi	
  Corporation	
  	
                Mr.	
  Divine	
  The	
  Tandangu	
                                              Network	
  (OUCAN),	
  University	
  of	
  Oxford	
  
Poland	
                                                                  Environmentalist,	
  OSRD	
  Cameroon	
                                         Belgium	
  
                                                                          Cameroon	
  
Dr.	
  Kaouthar	
  Souki	
                                                                                                                                Mr.	
  PATRICK	
  VERKOOIJEN	
  
Assistant	
  Professor,	
  Qatar	
  University	
                          Mr.	
  Fatelin	
  Gaius	
  Ntenvo	
  Techicaya	
                                Special	
  Representative	
  for	
  Climate	
  Change,	
  The	
            Ms.	
  Sultana	
  Yasmin	
  
Tunisia	
                                                                 CHARGE	
  AU	
  DEVELOPPEMENT	
  DURABLE,	
  ACPEDC-­‐                          World	
  Bank	
                                                            Senior	
  Assistant	
  Secretary,	
  Local	
  Government	
  
                                                                          ONG	
                                                                           United	
  States	
                                                         Division,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  LGRD	
  &	
  cooperatives,	
  
Dr.	
  Pasquale	
  Steduto	
                                              Congo	
                                                                                                                                                    Bangladesh	
  
Principal	
  Officer,	
  Natural	
  Resources	
  and	
  Environment	
                                                                                     	
                                                                         Bangladesh	
  
Department,	
  Food	
  and	
  Agriculture	
  Organization	
               Mr.	
  Simon	
  Thuo	
  
Italy	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mr.	
  Mohammed	
  Yehia	
  

                                                                                                                                                          W	
  
                                                                          Technical	
  Adviser,	
  Global	
  Water	
  Partnership	
  
                                                                          Kenya	
                                                                                                                                                    Senior	
  IT	
  Consultant,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Environment	
  
	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Egypt	
  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     	
  


                                                                                                                                                   	
  
	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         	
  
                                                                                                                                                          	
  
Z	
  
Dr.	
  Thomas	
  Zacharia	
  
Executive	
  Vice	
  President	
  for	
  Research	
  and	
  
Development,	
  Qatar	
  Foundation	
  
United	
  States	
  

Prof.	
  Slim	
  Zekri	
  
Assistant	
  Professor,	
  Sultan	
  Qaboos	
  University	
  
Oman	
  

Dr.	
  Rami	
  Zetium	
  
Assistant	
  Professor,	
  Qatar	
  University	
  
Australia	
  

Mr.	
  Abdellah	
  Ould	
  Bab	
  Ziad	
  
Technical	
  Advisor,	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Rural	
  Development	
  
Mauritania	
  

Prof.	
  Waleed	
  Khalil	
  Zubairi	
  
Dean:	
  College	
  of	
  Graduate	
  Studies,	
  Arabian	
  Gulf	
  
University	
  
Bahrain	
  

	
  




                                                                        	
  
	
  
The Qatar University (QU) has generously offered
to host the International Conference on FSDL.

Qatar University
Al Tarfa Doha 2713
Tel: +974 44033333
PO Box: 2713
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SUPPORT TEAM                                                                  Name                        Telephone       E-mail

In case you experience any difficulties or any assistance is needed; please   Event Management Provider
do not hesitate to contact one of the following support team members.         Marine Aljabari             55682596        marine.aljabari@auditoire.fr
                                                                              Protocol Services, visa and Hospitality

Overall Conference Management and Coordination                                Mohamed Al- Hajri           55925533        malhajri@qnfsp.gov.qa

Amb. Bader Al-Dafa                                                            Olfa Guetata                55296882        olfa@qnfsp.gov.qa
Executive Director, Global Dry Land Alliance                                  Agenda, conference papers, document control and editing
Tel: +974 4438 8632
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                                                                              Maria Losacco               66549397        maria.losacco@qnfsp.gov.qa
Samer Frangieh                                                                Travel Services
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                                                                              Ahmed EL-Wakil              33112598        Ahmed.elwakil@qnfsp.gov.qa
Taysir Al-Ghanem
 Senior Advisor to the Chairman for Communication and Knowledge Management,   Noha Samaha                 66598828        noha.samaha@qnfsp.gov.qa
QNFSP
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Tel: +974 4438 8236
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                                                                              Publications and graphics
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                                                                              Ahmed Al Abady              55195787        ahmed.alabady@qnfsp.gov.qa
                                                                              IT Services and in-session tablet support
                                                                              Jehad Keshawi               33458413        jehad.keshawi@qnfsp.gov.qa
                                                                              Ayman Ghonaim               66944916        ayman.ghonaim@qnfsp.gov.qa

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Contact Info:

Website: www.fsdl.qa
E-mail: fsdl2012@qnfsp.gov.qa , info@fsdl.qa
Telephone: 4438 8542
Fax: 4483 8779
Location:
West bay
Ministry of Environment building
In front of City Center Mall,
Between Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Qatar Financial Center
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