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  • The user board consists of representatives of organisations that want to use DesertNet International services or cooperate with DesertNet International
  • Every organisation that wants to send a member to the user board must inform the steering committee.
  • The steering committee approves of the new members of the user board.
  • Members e.g. UNCCD, EU-COM (several DGs), UNESCO
  • The steering committee develops guidelines how to deal with national organisations or institutions that want to become member.

Logo Global MechanismThe Global Mechanism (GM) is a subsidiary body of the UNCCD and was established under Article 21 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). As an organizational entity, the GM has the mandate "to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of existing financial mechanisms...[and] promote actions leading to the mobilization and channelling of substantial financial resources to affected developing country Parties".

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Youssef Brahimi
Programme Coordinator
North Africa & South-South Cooperation
Global Mechanism/U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification
c/o IFAD
Via del Serafico, 107 (Room B522)
Zip code 00142 - Rome, Italy

Tel: +39 06 54592584
Fax: +39 06 54592135


Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences
Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme
Dr. Thomas Schaaf
1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15
Tel: (+33-1)
Fax: (+33-1)

SDWO (Suhni Dharti Welfare Oranization)

Ward C Gulshan Hotel Doman Wah Road, Khair Shah Ka Pir
President (SDWO) an NGO
Perwaiz Hassan Akhund Qureshi
71000 Hyderabad

Integrated Water resource management by the implementation of improved Agro-Forestry concepts in arid and semi-arid areas in Latin America

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  • Leonellha Siboney Barreto Dillon
    (Chemical and Environmental Engineer, MSc.)
    Environmental Institute
    An der Karlstadt 6
    27568 Bremerhaven
    Tel: +49 471 9448 717
    Fax: +49 722 9448 722

    Regional expertise: General Coordinator of the Network in Agroforestry to combat desertification in Latin America
    Thematic Expertise: Agroforestry and Water Management