During the training course, participants heard lectures and engaged in practical sessions.

Building institutional capacities for climate change adaptation in North Africa

Climate change adaptation and mitigation form the core of food security programs in countries where agriculture is most at risk to the effects of a changing climate. This is particularly true of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where agriculture is an economic mainstay and is predominantly rainfed due to lack of water.

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Agricultural Advisor to UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs visits ICBA to discuss collaboration

Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid, Agricultural Advisor to the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, visited the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) today to discuss prospects for collaboration.

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Every year ICBA offers several internships and fellowships to young women students and researchers from around the world to conduct studies at its world-class facilities. The center also focuses a great deal of efforts on offering research opportunities to women from the Middle East and North Africa region.

Why Arab world needs more young women scientists for food-secure future

Innovation is everything. These words perhaps best describe our age. Today’s world is defined by a constant search for scientific and technological advances. Throughout history innovation has proven a powerful tool in tackling threats to humanity and steadily improving its wellbeing. Our generation is now reaping the rewards of many breakthroughs made over the past century or so.

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ICBA’s internship program brings together students from around the world. The program helps interns to gain practical research experience and collaborate and network with their peers.

Internships that help young people springboard into global job market

With a global unemployment crisis among the youth looming large, governments and international organizations are right to worry about an alarming rise in the number of young people out of work. Today almost every country is affected by the problem. But the trend is most discernible in the developing world.

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During its visit to ICBA, the delegation led by H.E. Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, UAE, toured the center’s research facilities and experimental fields. H.E. Sultan Al Shamsi was accompanied by Professor Abdulrahman Sultan Alsharhan, Chair of the ICBA Board of Directors; Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, ICBA’s Director General; and ICBA scientists.

UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation delegation visits ICBA

A delegation led by H.E.

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