Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa

Dr. Balgis Osman-Elasha (Senior Researcher at the Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources in Sudan)
When Feb 17, 2009
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where AC-4M06
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Contact Phone 718-262-5338
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Dr. Osman-Elasha will discuss her research which is focused on the development of climate change adaptation strategies for drought-prone regions in Sudan and Africa.  She will report findings from her involvement in the AIACC Initiative entitled: Environmental Strategies for Increasing Human Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Sudan, lessons for Northern and Eastern Africa.  She holds a Ph.D. in Forestry Science, Master in Environmental Science and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with Honor in Forestry and Agricultural Science.

    She is also a member of served as a leading member of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which in 2007 together with former Vice-President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Dr. Balgis Osman Elasha