Governance

The Bureau of the Association DNI is composed of the following persons, elected among theSteering Committee by the Steering Committee and Advisory Board members.

Bureau of DesertNet International 2021-2022

Role Name Country Email
Chair Youssef BRAHIMI France/Algeria y.brahimi@larouteasso.org
Co-Chair Elena Maria ABRAHAM Argentina

abraham@mendoza-conicet.gob.ar

Treasurer María José MARQUÉS Spain mariajose.marques@uam.es
Secretary General Giovanna SEDDAIU Italy gseddaiu@uniss.it

The Association is administered by a Steering Committee consisting of up to 13 members. Members of the Steering Committee are elected by the General Assembly. The Steering Committee should maintain a fair balance between human and bio-physical disciplines. The members of the Steering Committee represent the interests of all members of DNI. The Chair and Co-Chair are part of the Steering Committee, and are elected by the members of the Steering Committee and the Advisory Board by simple majority. Positions on the Steering Committee are not remunerated. Re-election is possible.

Steering Committee of DesertNet International 2021-2022

Name Institution Country Email
Elena María ABRAHAM Argentine Institute for Research on Arid Lands, National Scientific and Technological Research Council Argentina abraham@mendoza-conicet.gob.ar
Youssef BRAHIMI NGO “LA ROUTE DU SEL ET DE L’ESPOIR” – LA ROSE France/Algeria y.brahimi@larouteasso.org
Michael CHERLET European Commission DG Joint Research Centre Italy/Belgium michael.cherlet@icloud.com
Wafa ESSAHLI Consultant, Tunisia wafa@essahli.com
María José MARQUÉS Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Spain mariajose.marques@uam.es
Kakha NADIRADZE Association for Farmers Rights Defense, AFRD-EUFRAS Georgia nadiradzekakha@gmail.com
Raziq Abdul RAZIQ

Alwathba Camel Dairy, Masaken Alain

United Arab Emirates

raziq2007@gmail.com
Giovanna SEDDAIU NRD – University of Sassari Italy gseddaiu@uniss.it
Fei WANG Inst. of Soil & Water Conservation, Northwest A&F University China wafe@ms.iswc.ac.cn

The Association shall be assisted in its decisions and functioning by an Advisory Board consisting of up to 11 members. The Advisory Board will complement the expertise existing in the Steering Committee while ensuring a wider representation of member countries and maintaining a fair balance between human and bio-physical disciplines. The members of the Advisory Board are elected by the General Assembly. Positions on the Advisory Board are not remunerated. Re-election is possible.

Advisory Board of DesertNet International 2021-2022

Name Institution Country Email
Mariam AKHTAR-SCHUSTER

German Aerospace Center, Project Management Agency (DLR-PT)

Germany mariam.akhtar-schuster@dlr.de
Jorge BATTLE-SALES Universidad de Valencia Spain jorge.batlle@uv.es
Giuseppe ENNE NRD, University of Sassari Italy ennegiuseppe@gmail.com
Mélanie REQUIER-DESJARDINS Inst. Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier – CIHEAM France requier@iamm.fr
Pier Paolo ROGGERO NRD, University of Sassari Italy

pproggero@uniss.it

Ute SCHMIEDEL University of Hamburg Germany Ute.Schmiedel@uni-hamburg.de
Rachid SERRAJ FAO, AGDS Italy/Morocco rachid.serraj@fao.org
Lindsay STRINGER University of York UK

lindsay.stringer@york.ac.uk

Claudio ZUCCA NRD, University of Sassari Italy clzucca@uniss.it

The General Assembly is composed of all Association members and have the power to decide on all matters affecting the Association. The General Assembly determines changes in the articles of Association, and the dissolution of the Association. The General Assembly will elect the new Steering Committee by simple majority.

It is constituted by 347 members: 72 from Asia; 37 from Africa; 216 from Europe; 10 from Latin America and Caribbean, 12 from Australia, Canada and USA.