10:00-10:45Opening Speeches
10:45-11:00COFFE BREAK
11:00-11:30 Drought and Desertification Vulnerability of Turkey and Drought Risk Assessment Prof. Dr. Murat TÜRKEŞ (Boğaziçi University Center for Climate Change and Policy Studies)
11:30-12:00 Strategic Framework for Drought Management and Enhancing Resilience in Africa Thizwilondi Rambau (UNCCD Focal Point)
12:00-12:30 The Global Assessment of SDSDr. Gemma SHEPHERD (UNEP)
SEGMENT 1. Characteristics of SDSMODERATOR - Prof. Dr. Alexander BAKLANOV
14:00-14:20 SDS Trends over the Middle East-Northern Africa RegionCihan DÜNDAR (TSMS)
14:20-14:40 Dust Characteristics in South East AsiaDr. Khan ALAM (University of Peshavar)
14:40-15:00 Dust-Climate InteractionsA. Gökçen IŞIK (TSMS)
15:00-15:30COFFE BREAK
15:30-17:00Group Discussion
17:00-17:30Group Report
SEGMENT 2. Early Warnings of SDSMODERATOR - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Rex TOZER
09:00-09:20 A Draft SDS PolicyDr. Nicholas John MIDDLETON (UNCCD)
09:20-09:40 SDS Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS)Prof. Dr. Alexander BAKLANOV (WMO)
09:40-10:00 Dust Storm Network-based Integrated System of Forecast and Forewarning (DuSNIFF)Dr. Ali DARVISHI (University of Tehran)
10:00-10:20 SDS Forecast and Virtual SDS CenterKahraman OĞUZ (TSMS)
10:20-10:40 Sand and Dust Observations and Observation NetworkA. Gökçen IŞIK (TSMS)
10:40-11:00COFFE BREAK
11:00-12:00Group Discussion
12:00-12:30Group Report
SEGMENT 3. Vulnerability and ResilienceMODERATOR - Prof. Dr. Günay ERPUL
14:00-14:20 Health Impact of SDSAssoc. Prof. Dr. Aurelio TOBIAS (Superior Council for Scientific Research/Spain)
14:20-14:40 SDS Impact Management in ChinaProf. Dr. Wang GUOSHENG (National Academy of Forestry/China)
14:40-15:00 National Wind Erosion Risk MapProf. Dr. Günay ERPUL (Ankara University)
15:00-15:20 Desertification Risk Map of TurkeyHande BİLİR (TUBİTAK)
15:20-15:50COFFE BREAK
15:50-17:00Group Discussion
17:00-17:30Group Report
SEGMENT 4. MitigationMODERATOR - Prof. Dr. Taşkın ÖZTAŞ
09:00-09:30 Presentation Country Cases; Turkey [Examples of Good Practices of Turkey for Combating Wind Erosion (Examples of Igdir)]Taner TAZEGÜN (OSİB)
09:30-09-45 Examples of Good Practices of Turkey for Combating Wind Erosion ( Examples of Karapinar)Durmuş Ali ÇARKACI (TAGEM)
09:45-10:00 Presentation Country Cases; EgyptProf. Dr. Naiim MOSELHY (UNCCD Focal Point)
10:00-10:15 Presentation Country Cases; IranDr. Hossein BADRIPOUR (Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Management Organization)
10:15-10:30 Presentation Country Cases; MauritaniaSidi BOBBA (National Office of Meteorology of Mauritania)
10:30-10:45 Presentation Country Cases; KuwaitDr. Ali AL-DOUSARI (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research)
10:45-11:00 Presentation Country Cases; SudanSalaheldien Tambel (UNCCD Focal Point)
11:00-11:20COFFE BREAK
11:20-11:35 Presentation Country Cases; IraqFadhil AL-FARRAJI (National Expert)
11:35-11:50 Presentation Country Cases; IraqRawea AL-AZAWY (Directorate of Desertification & Forests)
SEGMENT 5. Way Forward: next stepsMODERATOR - Dr. Nicholas John MIDDLETON
11:50-12:10 Introduction to a Technical Guide for SDSUtchang KANG (UNCCD)
12:10-12:30 Global Economic Impact Assessment of SDSAssoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Rex TOZER (UNCCD)
12:30-12:50 A Regional Research Plan on SDSDr.Ali DARVISHI (University of Tehran)
14:00-17:30 Overall Evaluation and Closing Speeches
  • Honorable Prof. Dr. Veysel EROĞLU, Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs, Republic of Turkey and President of the 12th Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD
  • Other Speeches
08:00-17:00Social and Cultural Tour

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