First International Conference on Semi-Arid Mountain Environments

Abha, Saudi Arabia
From: 17.09.2019 to: 19.09.2019

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), in collaboration with the Asir region of the Kingdom, is organizing the First International Conference on Semi-Arid Mountain Environments from 17 – 19 September.

This year’s inaugural conference focuses on the Asir region, an area in the southwest of Saudi Arabia. The conference is part of the MEWA’s efforts to comprehensively develop the Kingdom in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision. The conference is a product of the MEWA and Asir region’s development strategy and is in response to the aspirations of the people of the Asir region to preserve and develop their environment on three bases: environmental sustainability, economic development and social sustainability.

Participants of the conference come from more than 16 countries, and will discuss a broad range of relevant topics. Topics of particular interest include urban development from an environmental perspective, conservation and development of forests, rural development, wildlife conservation, ecotourism and water management.

Yuka Makino – Team Leader of the Water and Mountains Team, FAO Forestry Department, and Coordinator of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat – will present about resilient watershed management and the Mountain Partnership on 18 September.

The conference aims to benefit from international perspectives and experiences in sustainable mountain development and apply this knowledge to managing the Kingdom’s mountain environments.

Read more

Home > mountain-partnership > Events